Sunday 16 December 2012

Delays are in progress; Roadkill continues

 Almost a complete set of garments this week.. It's bitterly cold, why are people leaving their clothes lying around? Above, Knickers, below, Scarf
 Scarf detail (it says "keep away from fire")
 And a Single Sock.. One shoe I can just about understand, but how does anyone lose one sock? And such a nice one, too
I also found a frozen-solid pair of pink thermal gloves, but they were on top of a bin, not on the road, and I brought them home and washed them.. Very cosy
And the delays? Well this is the third time I have tried to post this, Blogger is misbehaving again...
Keep warm...

Tuesday 27 November 2012

Roadkill Spiral and Alienz

 Roadkill Spiral
 New Series - Alienz 1
and Alienz 2

Friday 23 November 2012

Angel's Wings

This was my Art Quilt entry for Festival of Quilts in Birmingham UK this year.  It is called Angel's Wings, and it is made from two layers of cheap polyester voile, enclosing bits of the same, curtain lace, Lutradur, and the like.  Yes. it's a quilt, having three layes joined by stitch.  And it's see-through; almost completely unfinished (dangly threads, raw edges, sleeve is the top bit sewn together with a raw edge at the top);
and I free-motion quilted it with feathery shapes with the tension cranked up as high as I could get it to make the whole thing crinkly.. Then I hung it up and hacked the edges off with scissors, much to the amazement of a watching friend..
I was rather hoping it would get poor notes, and I was really expecting criticism of the roughness..
And I was rather unhappy that my transparent, translucent, see-through "double-sided" quilt was hung against a black drape in a darkish corner, but hey..
And the judges loved it..
And both said, wistfully, "shame it wasn't hung in the open"
Ah, well, win some..
I'll have to try harder next time..

Monday 12 November 2012

More roadkill

 Nine of Hearts
 Blue and Yellow
Pumpkin Top

Friday 9 November 2012

Roadkill and Kindness

Walking home yesterday, sunny and nice but I was soooo tired.. This was in the middle of the road.  Too heavy for me to lift, and I was looking at it and directing traffic around it.  A big car with a trailer pulled up and a young man, rather scruffy, jumps out, carefully asks if it's OK, then puts the tyre on the verge for me.. Nice man...
And he let me take a picture first..
Picked blackberries, probably the last for the year, and a big punnet of sloes for my gin-making friend.
Then I went to sleep all afternoon..
This recovery stuff is exhausting..

Tuesday 30 October 2012

Saturday 27 October 2012

Cats keeping warm, episode three

That's my lap, don't you know..
I'm back at work, but still tired.. The cat thinks I should sit still more often..

Sunday 21 October 2012


Last night, the light as so red, in my west-facing room, that I thought there was a fire.. These are the best of my photogrphs, but do not really show the vividness of the colour..

Tuesday 16 October 2012

Sunday 14 October 2012

Return of the Roadkill

In one of my first Roadkill posts I wrote about the rather sinister rubber gloves which the dustbinmen leave everywhere around the lanes.. Since when, of course, I haven't seen one.  Till this afternoon. Then I get two at once, in different colours..

Ah, the colours of Autumn, or is that Fall....

Saturday 13 October 2012

Friday 12 October 2012

Thursday 11 October 2012

Basket of Shadows

The sun came out, and went in again.. Print these and make your own flip-book...

Tuesday 9 October 2012

Sunday 30 September 2012

Return to the Roadkills

 Paint mark.  Yes, that's my shoe.. Sometimes these are risky to photograph, this one was done in a hurry with someone honking at me...
Club ticket, from a cast-off shirt

Saturday 29 September 2012

And more yet..

One sunny Autumn evening this week, in my house
Palm on Landing
 Sculpture (we bought this for this house before we had ever been inside) in the downstairs hallway
 Same again
And this is "Fat Man Washes His Hair" which hangs above the fireplace in my bedroom..
So; shadows and a Grand Tour..

Wednesday 26 September 2012

More shadows

Bathroom window

Saturday 22 September 2012


Roof of the lift (elevator) in Sainsbury's supermarket at Thetford, Norfolk, UK

Friday 21 September 2012

New Series - Shadows

This Year of Jubilee..
Essex, September 2012, landing window of my hostesses' house after the talk and before the workshop..