Sunday, 18 June 2017

Bird Year

Sometimes this just happens. From the blackbird banging his head on the inside of the greenhouse, (and his lady friend teasing the cat); the baby bluetit who sat on my hand and would not leave, the red kites and the buzzards and the kestrels and the harriers, everywhere, and the young pink-headed swallow in the workshop... And the nightingale I can hear every evening in the garden, cuckoos in Scotland, swallows, all the usual little birds on the feeders; the partridge dancing on the summerhouse roof...


And this arrived today, from Pat Cave, who was at one of my Trees workshops in Lincolnshire this year
And, yes, it has birds, too.

Lying in bed the other morning, we saw a young woodpecker and its parent bird, feeding on top of the telegraph pole opposite the house

Bird Summer, indeed...

Friday, 9 June 2017

Adoorable, part the second


Like life, a little frayed at the edges

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Adoorable

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

On Holiday...

...in Bonny Scotland
Here's a few oddments to be getting on with
Colour-matched shopping

Cases, piled high

Quilted wood?

Cat and mouse

Roadkill- Budweiser


Coffee Aligns


Matchstick quilting


Angel wears a hat

Roadkill, socks

and Cat, lurks in the rain
I expect all this will munge when uploaded, but I cannot care
Back soon, all refreshed and full of scenery..

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Ducklet Season

We have had two ducks in the yard this year, sitting patiently in opposite flowerbeds.. The first brood hatched on Monday, and here's one.. By gum, they are hard to photograph this time, as the pond is so weedy

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Quilters' Guild AGM, Torquay

Lots of Quilts.. Loads of interest..

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Spelling Police Called Out - Blue Lights


Possibly the Morals Committee too...

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Dye Lots, and Lots, and Lots



Been frightfully busy, with much coloured water and string...
Hand-dye packs, and a million skeins of thread... Aaaargh, back complains...

Meanwhile, the Puss has had Tail Trouble, and has had to stand firmly on it with both feet to prevent undue mischief


Friday, 24 February 2017

Better Late than More delayed, your OCP*


*Obligatory Cat Post

Attempting to hide on a not-well-matched rug

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Nothing Today Has Captured My Heart

Paperwork...



This guillotine is for sale - we no longer make the books we bought it for
Buyer collects (South Norfolk, or on my travels, perhaps)
£150 - with all the guides, spare blade etc..


And, following a conversation about bobbins on Facebroke, here are my boxes from my little stash of same at home.. You can't have too many bobbins.. Cotton in the basket, synthetic in the tin, empties in the bag...




Monday, 6 February 2017

Flying Things

Been having Birdy moments

And Big Kites

Saturday, 21 January 2017

More Completions

Autumn Gives Way To Winter - rusted pleated vintage linen, Oakshott and Japanese textured fabrics, screen-print, stitch

Detail

Tree Tote bag - Heavy hand-dyed cotton, screen-printed, hand-dyed lining, rainbow webbing handles

Interpolations 10. Screen-print, improv blocks, stitch

Yellow Tree - Screen-printed ground, commercial fabric tree and borders.  Tutorial HERE

Many Moons - cloth made by cleaning out screens, screen-printed layers, commercial cotton and batiks,  hand and machine stitch

Thicket at Sunset - Oakshott, multiple screen-printed layers, applique, hand and machine stitch

Thursday, 19 January 2017

New Work

My Word for the Year is Complete
I've been finishing some older stuff and making a real effort to get everything to the hang-it-up stage
Here is "Reedy"

"Boat with Shrimps"

And "Painted Forest"

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Tweed Cushion


Tigers! Hand-stitched with hand-dyed thread, 15 inches square