Friday, 28 August 2009

the show is over

this was my stand at the festival of quilts, a big thank you to everyone who came to say hello. can't believe it was a week ago now the last few days have just flown by!

Monday, 17 August 2009

cutwork cushions

still running around like a headless chicken trying to get ready for the festival of quilts. i decided to make a few cushions with cutwork decoration so here is an example in gold on silk - quite rich and lucious. it will be for sale on my stand.
only one day left before i have to go so big decisions now on what to take and how to display everything. come and see me for a chat.

Monday, 10 August 2009

an announcement

the very best news of the weekend has been that alex and lynette have announced their engagement - all very exciting!
they are a lovely couple and we all hope they are going to be very happy together.

dog day

the norfolk dog day in aid of the charity help for heroes was great fun on sunday. i've never seen so many breeds of dogs - or so many dogs at any one time come to that. the competition classes were over subscribed with over 120 entries in some! i think there were over 15,000 people there and they made over £70,000 - a wonderful effort.

busy weekend

on saturday we all enjoyed a good chat at a lovely family day hosted by kate and jeff phillips in morden they had even organised a hot and sunny afternoon! a collection of distant cousins sharing stories it was really great - i wonder why we don't do it more often - probably because it takes a lot of organising

Thursday, 6 August 2009

little gems

this is what i am doing with the papers and dyed velvet - having fun making abstract designs for my notebook covers. just love the contrast between the texture of the papers and the soft richness of the velvet. i'll have them on my stand at the festival of quilts, come and see me early i think they'll be popular.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

just playing.....

well the sun has come out but when there's bits of dye left over they have to be used so here i am sloshing about with pva and colours on to tissue paper i'll be taking some to the festival of quilts but some of it will be used for my studio projects. really nice colours i just love the way the turquoise purple and green merge to make lovely soft greys.........

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

brighten up your day

well what else do you do to brighten up a dull summers day?
slosh some dye on bits of silk and velvet and hang them on your washing line to baffle the neighbours of course! you'd think i'd got nothing beter to do wouldn't you - they may look a bit splodgy but I do have a plan for these bits of colourful fabric.

Monday, 3 August 2009

little visitor

this colourful little fellow landed on our patio this morning so i just had to get out my camera to record the event. is he, i wonder, an escapee or has he just lost his friends? i think there are flocks of parakeets (i think thats what he is) futher south but i haven't heard of any around here. i hope he isn't living in our christmas trees - we want to take them down in the autumn.