Sunday, 20 March 2011

..a few days away.....

We spent the last week visiting Bloke's dad in Cornwall....

...the weather was brill...

...and so was the company.


Not just Beau Pere....

...but also Carolyn (Love Stitching Red)...

..who we met up with in St Ives!







..where we had a lovely lunch (3 hours chatting over sketchbooks :-)

...and then wandering through some of the lovely little back streets.


...seeing Alfred Wallis' cottage.....



...a lovely granite archway.....




...and the most photographed door in the town...

...that has it's very own special group page on Flicr HERE !!!


We exchanged some lovely pressies too!

Here's what I received...




A delightful pair of fingerless mittens... (which I needed to wear later on when it got rather cold :-)



His 'n' Hers egg cosies




Lovely dusky pink goodies...


Golden goodies (brown onion skin dyes)



..some painted Bondaweb and hand-made Tyvek beads


Patterned fabric with hand made papers and beads together with some beautiful ribbons and threads...



Gorgeous red goodies with rainbow chiffon and a piece of Egyptian fabric with gold heiroglyphs on it



...and finally.....

...silks and cottons dyed with red cabbage!

THIS is my challenge for when we next meet.....do something with it!

(I'm sure Carolyn will show her challenge when she gets around to it)

Carolyn got us both new St Ives Society of Artists sketchbooks ....

...and we're going to compare those on our next meeting too! :-)))


It was a bit rushed before we left home to go to Cornwall...

..but I did manage to finished that piece of mung bean shibori before going...


Here it is after being dyed....




...and then after being untied, dried and ironed...





...this could become a habit :-)

4 comments:

Eva said...

A posting from paradise. It's all soo beautiful! Saw a report on St.Ives on TV; this would have been my choice for a holiday, maybe someday we will go there, too. The goodies must be giving you a nice push to start something new, don't they?

Chris Gray said...

St Ives really is such a lovely place...and if you could get there for a holiday, you'd be in paradise too!

Goodies ALWAYS give me a push to start something new...that's the problem....TOO MANY things to start!!! :-)))))

Judy said...

love the photos and the wonderful presents!
St. Ives is a lovely spot, although when we were there (in late May, 10 years ago) it was bitterly cold and rainy!
love your mung bean shibori!

xo

CAROLYN SAXBY said...

Didn't we have a lovely time Chris ... it was so lovely to meet you at last and I am pleased to say I have started my challenge piece already. I took a photo of my fabric first and will indeed share my goodies in blogland soon. I am working up to a blog ... any day now!

Lots of love to you
Carolyn xx