Monday, 12 May 2014

normal service is resumed

Massive apologies to everone who reads this, Iv only just realised that most of the text disappeared from this post,so iv just edited and added all the text back again, hopefully it makes more sense now, or maybe not, so here we go.

Hello dear reader, well, as usual I have flitted about so much that I haven't blogged as often as I should, most of my flitting was done in the company of Julie makinder, and Wendy snape- who both do more punctual and interesting blogs than me, but anyway, we all recently had a day out and went to the beetroot tree, meeting up with more friends and making more friends, so greetings to Maggi and Linda, good to see you, 

the exhibition was very good, and I particularly liked a piece called- the calm before the storm, but we couldn't take pictures of the exhibits, later on I wondered into the garden and found this lovely rusty man on a motorbike,
it was a beautiful lush secret garden, there was a horse sculpture too ,  but the photos moved down, as Julie has reported  we went on to shop a little, we had a lovely day.

A couple of days later, I went to utoxeter with Julie and Wendy, during the day we looked at the quilts and the embroidery - and did a little shopping[ theres  surprise]there was a beautiful stitched coat on display and the tent makers were there,and I saw this ladies marvellous hair, I want hair hair like that.

later on we found the embroidery exhibits, I was very impressed with this, but the glass has reflected back,
the whole piece was very impressive

these three ladies with their built up skirts were really well executed too

and this beautiful stitching of roof tiles was really amazing

do you like my new book cover for my diary book? the cover was getting battered  and s a kind wendy had thrown some  moda  indigo crossing scraps at me and I had an indigo dyed pillowcase hanging around, so bish  so a lot of kantha stitching aiming for a boro look and- bish bash bosh it was done.

see, I do finish things sometimes, and I added a wooly dangler too.

Apropos of nothing.... did I mention the seascape I started at the first meeting of the textile group- layers of stitch?
cos what do you do when you havnt finishd something?
 Start something else ![obviously]

and oh look, heres  the iron horse in the mysterious garden of the beetroot tree gallery. ,Ihave no idea why the photo moved down here,

and here are two very nice brooches my friend was wearing that I am definitely going to have a go at,,and one last thing ,,,,the tiny stitched dragonfly at the top of this post?
sewed it from a tutorial on pinterest, pretty and effective- and easy- why not have a go?
p.s. please do add a comment- its nice to know theres someone out there.....


  1. It is a wonderful Blog, you have. I would try to sew a little like you for myself.

  2. oh thank you very much, your blog is really interesting too.


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