Wednesday, 27 May 2015

working wednesday

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It has not been the best week weather wise, but this morning the sun was out and so it was time to play with paint!

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I thought my palette was arbitrary but as I pondering the Columbine that has sprouted in the garden I think maybe I was being influenced. These self seeding flowers seem to bloom in different shades every year but they are part of my carefully planned self seeded garden each year and I love them for that ;)

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Last week I was spending time with the Macclesfield branch of the Embroiderers Guild (sorry no photos. I was too busy yakking!)
After spending a night with my lovely mother in law who conveniently lives in the middle if the country, I did a little detour and visited Bilston Craft Gallery to see The Liberated Quilt exhibition from Through Our Hands .
If you can make it then I recommend it. All of the work was outstanding but it was especially thrilling for me to see pieces by the artists  Deidre Adams and Susan Lenz whose work I have admired on the internet for many years.

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You might like this screenshot of an Etsy treasury that I put together the other evening. I noticed that I has been faving a lot of textile pieces that had houses, so I searched out a few more. If you are interested in looking a bit closer follow this link.

Hope you are having a creative week!
I am off to do some ironing.

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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Scrap Busting #3

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A little pictorial post of the third and final Scrap,busting mini quilt began here.
Round up post next week :D

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Friday, 15 May 2015

It can't be Friday already!?!

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For this weeks Fabric Friday I bring you a piece of custom ordered sunset fabric that I have painted this morning and was drying in my garden until it started to cloud over.
It is now indoors in case of rain and will hopefully be dry before midday, because that is the time of the postal collection here, and it is on its way to the U.S.

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This is a shot that I took a couple of days ago when I was enjoying the view from my shed while happily finding some time to sit at my machine.
The fact that the next day it was bucketing down all day will explain my caution with the above fabric. You have to love the changeable Welsh weather.

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These shots that I am sharing with you are from my Instagram feed of this week. As much as I love blogging it can be very time consuming and sometimes there are other things that I have to/want to do, such as getting onto my machine and actually doing some stitching. 

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One of the tags on Instagram is #tbt or #throwbackthursday and also #quiltsbeforeinstagram which I have recently joined in with, as it occurred to me that I do have a few things that I could share. This quilt is from 2010
So if things are quiet here you will find me over there along with a gazillion other photos of quilty and textile art loveliness.

https://instagram.com/quiltroutes

Last week end I was busy in another way when I traveled to Hull in East Yorkshire to speak and teach these lovely ladies of the East Yorkshire Embroidery Society.
I have to thank Lyn for the invite. We have been blog buddies for quite a few years now and it was great to finally meet her in person, along with all the others who gave me a great Yorkshire welcome.


Here are a couple of shots of their work in  progress.


I threw a lot of techniques at them and  they took it in their stride and produced fantastic pieces.
Wishing you a creative weekend!

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Wednesday, 6 May 2015

working wednesday


May is turning out to be a bit of a shock to the system after the glorious warm sunny days of April.


My walk this morning was bracing to say the least. I do love the dramatic weather of the coast but not at this time of year as the winds batter the spring growth in the garden.


When sea foam is building up to look like snow on the shoreline....


...it is time to head indoors and knuckle down to some serious stitching.

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Friday, 1 May 2015

fabric friday

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Some leftover paint needed using up this morning!
But the piece was a bit pale once dry...

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...so onto layer number 2!

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That's better! The only type of ironing that I enjoy!

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