Friday 30 September 2011

Thursday 29 September 2011

Wednesday 28 September 2011

Two as one

I have been reading my new book, Handmade Bindings, 100+ Bindings Structures and Forms by Alisa Golden  (link is to Amazon) - I have had a passion for small book forms for ages, but this book is simply terrific.  She writes so well and explains so nicely that I am all inspired...
Image is of a particularly papery poppy against the autumnal sky...
All photos on this blog are from my own camera unless otherwise noted...

Rusty Vessel

in North Yorkshire..

Tuesday 27 September 2011

Feather, nest

Feather, Nest.

Bees make holes in my wall, bees make nests in my wall, bees make their homes in my wall, and they buzz...

Monday 26 September 2011

Boston Ivy

..who needs New England.  The old one still shines...

Sunday 25 September 2011


..on the gazebo roof..

Saturday 24 September 2011

Beech Hedge the Autumn sunlight

Friday 23 September 2011

Things arrived yesterday

and were put on the scanner

Thursday 22 September 2011

Burning Bright

Burning Bright

Wednesday 21 September 2011

Bobbin drawer

Tuesday 20 September 2011

Paris View

Monday 19 September 2011

New project..

..see if you can work it out..

Sunday 18 September 2011

Students Cooked My Board..

...not once, but twice...

...while making Trees

The smell was delicious...

(Added 2nd November - I made  a new cover in black, very dramatic.  First student to use it got Bondaweb right in the middle, despite me asking her not to, and then complained bitterly because I ripped the new cover off and threw it in the corner in disgust..  "Oh, does it matter?"  If you had just spent 5 years making a quilt, came to press it for layering (as had happened in the morning) and got Bondaweb bits on the face, would you think it mattered?)

Wednesday 14 September 2011

Home Again, Home, and the Cat Still Loves Me

As you can see....

Back from Paris, with all my senses intact, my languages confused, and my black jacket lost, but my Humbug is still happy to see me...
I think John is pleased, too...

And I have been offered an Expo at the Aiguille En Fete retail show in February...with my kites...

And here's another iron thing...

Sunday 11 September 2011

Paris, City of Wrought Iron and Overwrought traders...

Actually, it's pretty much OK, apart from my French falling over after about 6:30 pm as I get tired..
I'm at the Aiguille En Fete Version Pro in Paris, with Mike from Oakshott Fabrics.

We are having a reasonably good time, and the Aparthotel is fab, with a little kitchen and a huge bathroom in my apartment; big French windows onto a small balcony, and wonderfully grumpy staff..
View from my window...

Joined today by Ann-Carol Lemaire, from L'Atelier Du Patchwork in Sens, France.  A fount of good sense and bearer of Macarons Sans Calories (see above).  I would not have learned all my new vocabulary without her estimable help and good sense. Blog linked, but be warned - it's in French!
Then we met again with Ada Honders - from the OEQC show in Holland - quite the best show I have been to.  Highly recommended... And Ada gave me a Green Treat

Twenty Fat Quarters... I smell a Tree Piece approaching..
Here's what I've been fiddling with - small crochet pieces to make Spool Pin Cosies
More images tomorrow, but here are some Wrought Irons, as promised

Bonne Nuit...