Monday, April 29, 2013
Hi there .. sorry about neglecting the blog .. but I think my muse is on its way back. I have had a bit of a tough few weeks! One of my sisters has passed away, a very sad time indeed. A week or so later, my auntie passed away as well. It makes it hard living so far away in times like this.... We must celebrate their lives and keep all the memories of them close to our hearts. This will help us with the grieving process. I have been finding some inspiration on pinterest... wow you can really get stuck on there. Keep your eyes on my blog and you should be seeing some interesting work!! Here is a picture of my sister and her son David and daughter in law Laurie.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
I'm back!! There has been some goings on at work and I will just leave it at that. I am still working there. Textile wise ,I have not had to much of a muse happening .. So thought hmmm what can I do ..... So I joined a online course with Dijanne Cevaal. Did you see she has been on the cover of Quilting Arts with the travellers blanket. The online course Dijanne is running is the travellers blanket ... so far I have gotten the pieces dyed and just need to sandwich them together. Promise to post pics as soon as I get the sandwich of these put together. I still have pics from Lanzarote that I wanted to share with you .. let me know what you think. Tonight I am making pizzo from bisquick base , carmelized balsamic onions and cheese pizza ...similar to Prezzos .. I will takes pics.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Maggie Greys blog and low and behold I won a freebie from her. Some shrinky plastic. She has made the cutiest little books with them and currently has a tutorial. Do have a look. As well as Maggie does sell some fantastic books written on textile stuff on her work , Lynda Monks work ... and others. The best thing about that is not only do you get the great books but they also have online tutorials ... as an added bonus. If you have not been on her website please RUN there .. OK more pics when blogger lets me. reminder to self (this is so I dont forget what I still need to post) lanzarote pictures neat little iron Dijannes debut on Quilting arts Feb 28 some new works
Sunday, November 04, 2012
Today it rained and rained and I was at Ickworth house taking the digital photography course Part 1 which did not make it ideal conditions for the course.
Saturday, November 03, 2012
Going Digital As some of you may remember I bought myself a wonderful camera Canon 550D. I am finally going to go on a course to learn to use it properly, without using auto mode, so I am really looking forward to this. EXPLORE YOUR DSLR CAMERA PART 1 This is going to take place at Ickworth House. Its a National Trust building. Ickworth's huge central Rotunda, flanked by two massive wings, dominates this eccentric house built by the equally eccentric 4th Earl of Bristol, who dreamed of creating an Italianate palace within an English landscape. So be on the lookout for quite a few photos tomorrow and in the coming days as I am practicing my new skills.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Move over .. still not quite sorted out yet but its in the works. I know you want to see pictures of the flat .. they are coming. the other day I was on ebay and found exactly what I needed hahahha well ok wanted ! Little iron that did not do steam and had no holes in it for using this to iron paper onto fabric that I have used transfer paint on. Found this one and at a great price .. cool eh! Magpiedi-Magpiedi have a look she has been doing some great cards Promise to now get back to my blogging as its been far to long.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Has it really been that long since I blogged .. ok what I have been up to you ask. Since March till july I have been having my cataracts removed ... I had issues with the one eye with double vision horizontally and three months later I had the other eye done. In between that I had YAZ lazer surgery on the first eye then they waited and then the other eye so have been a bit of a long haul with that. Then after that recovery I have moved in the last 3 weeks.... not far mind you, just upstairs to the flat directly above me .. I have a wonderful view of the fields which I did not have before and all newly carpeted and painted. I have decided to try to declutter as well and got myself some new bits of furniture, which I will have to show in another post as that is still not here yet till friday. SO pictures to follow. I am rearranging my rooms again pics to follow once they are done and rearranging the sewing room ... Watch this space .. livingroom will have an african theme .. Meanwhile have you seen this book yet it has some wonderful work in there by Lynda Monk
Monday, May 07, 2012
Still recovering from cataract surgery, with complications of double vision horizontally called diplopia its a scarring of the tissue which eventually happens sometimes years later after cataract surgery but being younger they told me it happened rapidly as my eye it trying to heal itself faster.. about 20% of people get this after cataract surgery. I go thursday this week to have this corrected before they do the work on the other cataract on the right eye.. so its been a long haul having this double vision close up and I use the computer every day so its really difficult and its been like this for over a month. Hoping this all goes well this week. I have made some excellent foot jewelry for the summer with beads and jewels.
Monday, March 19, 2012
My sister is going to be going in the hospital and have some surgery .. she is not feeling so great at the moment and once she goes in they should be fixing whatever is wrong and she will be as good as new once she gets her strength back up ...
I thought I would do a jumper for her ! She will be able to wear this when she gets out..
I am taking the pattern that I knitted before and altering it as she would like one that will fit her and be an off the shoulder jumper so watch this space .
I only started knitting this yesterday , these needles knit up so quickly I love em.. In the meantime I have about 6 handbags on the go in various stages so watch this space.. next week .. felting.
On the cataract front my distance is great but still having issues with seeing blurry and double vision with text on the computer ... oddly the double vision is not side to side its the text and you can then see the same word below like a shadow not quite half ... HOPEFULLY this is Normal and just the eye healing itself