Monday 29 June 2015

More Gargoyles

Actually Grotesques, but let's not be picky
Gargoyles spout..

And tomorrow, Corbellisations

Saturday 27 June 2015

Gargoyles and Drawing Games

At Alston Hall in lancashire, for the Contemporary Quilt Summer School
Drawiing games most of the day, with Isobel Dibden-Wright, and fun had by all.. I cannot recommend this sort of weekend too highly - you get to play all day, no cooking, and the surroundings are totally delicious.. Alston Hall is a Victorian Gothick house of great charm and numerous jolly spirally gargoyles, corbels and finials
More later..

Thursday 25 June 2015

Shy Young Boy

He came strolling gently along as we were sitting in the summer-house drinking tea.. Shy, timid, not very clued-up about humans, perhaps.. The double-take when he came by the door and saw us was delightful, and of course, I didn't want to scare him by getting my camera out of its case.. Off he went into the front garden, mooched around for a few minutes, then came back, by which time I was ready to capture his gentle charm
This year has seen a lot of young hares, mostly, and sadly, flattened on the road.  This one is fine for now, and always welcome...

Monday 22 June 2015

Saturday 20 June 2015

What Bees Do

Alphabet Floor
 Same bee, different flower

My scissors are conspiring..

Saturday 13 June 2015

A Slight Reduction in Volume

Long-legged Stars (Etoiles Pour Simeon) in low-volume fabrics
More soon, in Other Colours..
Free patterns for other stuff here
Edited to add - version 2 (the above is actually number 3..)
Ruby Oakshott and assorted cotton low-volume prints and plains

Thursday 11 June 2015

Remembering Simeon

..who would have been 57 yesterday..
Sadly missed, and a great waste..
Images from Florence, whom I thank

Friday 5 June 2015

This morning's thunderstorm...

...was good for the gardens

This slightly soggy poppy exposing her stamens to the sky in the Quaker Hall garden was just delicious