Tuesday, 28 April 2009
You may recognise the pic from my avatar.
It is a shot taken by my father of my cousin David and myself.David lived with his family on a farm in Devon and most years we would go down on holiday.I loved David and followed him everywhere.We even had a pretend wedding at one stage.I think I used to drive him round the bend.David still lives on a farm with his Dad.Uncle Mervyn is entirely responsible for me not being a fussy eater.You didn't dare NOT eat anything down there as it was almost all grown on the farm.Meat included.My Auntie Hilda(Dad's sister) was amazing.She worked so hard. I have seen her turn out huge quantities of food for various functions ie 250 pasties etc
So this childhood memory is of happy family holidays.Sadly many of the family now gone.
Sewn on neutral fabric with neutral thread as I thought it would look nostalgic.Size is 7 by 5 inch.A nod here to my friend Nickie Kimber for the technique
Thursday, 16 April 2009
I bought a microwave silk dyeing kit when I went to Denman WI college with Ferrers Quilters oh some years ago.We had a great time there having a day with Katherine Guerrier and one with Mary Day(if I have remembered that correctly) I remember a foreign lorry driver nearly killed Sharon and I on the way there by pulling out into my lane whilst I was overtaking him.He did actually make contact with my car but fortunately it did not spin or we would have been in real trouble.
Anyway Denman was great, terrific food etc.
The kit was languishing in the back of a cupboard so I thought it was about time to give it a go.Worked out reasonably well but the scarf is not really long enough.
My skin looks awful in this maybe I need more fresh air or to start looking after it better.
Sunday, 12 April 2009
Saturday, 11 April 2009
The challenge then is to remember to water the pots.