Sunday, 19 January 2020

Sashiko at The Wool Croft

Six of us had a wonderful day at The Wool Croft in Abergavenny...

...playing around with Sashiko stitching.









Thanks to Margaret, Keiko, Dawn, Julie and Val for their lovely company.

....and thanks to Ginevra for hosting :-)

x C

Sunday, 15 December 2019

Reflection....remembering....and future plans...

It has been a strange few weeks...

...with horrid "stuff" forcing its way into life...un-invited.

Friday was the worst of it. Unbelievable stupidity.

God (or someone else) help us!!

I feel drained.

But, this morning, I have been looking around blogland...

...for those many blogs that I used to see fairly regularly...

...and enjoy thoroughly. Many have stopped - years ago... or disappeared altogether.

I used to derive such pleasure from blog-hopping.

Truth be told - I probably lost rather too much time in this "activity"...

...and made a decision to spend no more than 30 minutes each morning because I wasn't getting enough done in a day.

Then, I found that I couldn't leave comments on other folk's blogs...

...a consequence of Blogger not liking Linux I think...

...and slowly but surely....

...many contacts were lost.

Life became more and more busy.....I'm not complaining...

...but I really miss some of my old haunts.

I have found a few new ones...

...but more and more are for "shopping" which I don't like much.

I have always kept the ads out of here.

I have a couple of years without workshop travelling now...

...time for exhibitions and books....and playing around.

Yesterday was spent cutting out piles of bits for a winter journal/book...

...lovely images that I will love working with....

...writing some poetry and prose...

...walking around gathering inspiration.

I need something to calm me down (after all the political crap)

...and something to look forward to.

Here goes...



Happy Sunday

x C

Sunday, 8 December 2019

A little "artistic license"

Every so often you come across the work of someone...

...that inspires you so much that you simply MUST "do something" about it!

Have a look at this...the FB page of Arseniy Lapin.

A Northern person....he makes amazing sculptures and paints/draws beautiful images.

A couple of days ago he posted a couple of really sweet "steampunk-style" sculptures...

...that I fell in love with. Of course, they were "not for sale"!!

So...

...I looked at the photo...

....got out a Sharpie marker...

...and did my "thing" with it.

Not a copy......but inspired by.

It has ended up on a piece of calico...

...and I started the punchneedle work yesterday evening.

W.I.P.




Enjoying this!!

Have a great Sunday folks.

x C

Monday, 2 December 2019

Almanac 2020......sorted

...and a few letters ready to work with too!

Apart from having a beautiful picture on the front cover...

...the Almanac is extremely useful...

...stuffed with all sorts of info to keep you informed....and warned....for the whole year.

Mine shall live on my work-desk, close to hand.

Consider one for yourself maybe?

As a wee treat...




x C

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Brooch workshop at The Wool Croft

If you ever go to Abergavenny...

...and haven't already found "The Wool Croft" (now in Nevill Street)...

...then it should be on your "To Do" list!!

It is a little haven of Hygge...

...with loads of lovely yarns, threads, fabrics and other bits...

...and they do workshops...

...one of which was mine...yesterday. :-)

We had a wonderful time...

...and some lovely stitching was done...

...by three people who declared that they were not stitchers!!

Ha! I loooooove a challenge!!

Well done everyone.

Hope to see you in January for Sashiko stitching.










Have a great week peeps...

x C

Monday, 11 November 2019

Another little bit of RED stitching......

As you know...

...I do love stitching red.

And...

...red stitching mixed with northern European designs...

...really floats my boat!

This little panel took ages to do...

...and the piece is still not finished.

But.....it will be beautiful...

...and I will always enjoy the journey :-)




Have a creative week folks...

x  c

Monday, 4 November 2019

Last year's Christmas punchneedle panel........Finished!!

I started this one over a year ago...

...intending it to be done by Christmas 2018.

Ha!

The best laid plans of mice and women eh??!!

It is now completed...

...AND I have a frame ready to house it. :-)


I love the story....

...and thoroughly enjoyed working it.

(Taken from a pattern by Brenda Gervais)

It's coming folks....

...it's coming.

x C