Sunday, 21 October 2012

Moving Forward at Last

The hand hexi blocks I cut for the trip to Spain have been slowly coming together.  I managed a couple on the trip but I was otherwise a little busy.  I don't want to rush these as they are great for taking to my Ladies group on Wednesdays and I know I will be kicking myself for some other handwork if I go too fast! Each hexi side is 1 inch and they are in a range of fabrics I picked up as a set from Cupcake Cottons when I went to a class there a couple of years ago.  I know I will be setting them in a dusty blue to off set the pinks but I've just noticed the blue stripe in the rug that the bottom right hand block is pointing too is about the shade I will be looking for! 


Last week I received this lovely book from Maggi, thank you so much Maggi!! Doesn't Kaffe use some wonderful colour combinations?

Chris and Sian spent a few days down in Cornwall and came back with this pot of delights.  It's all great stuff especially the brick, pottery and rare blue, white and brown pieces of glass. Some of the stones are fab too and I may just put them in my tumbler to see how they come out.

And yesterday I had a day with my friend Jan doing a workshop with Alison Board learning about adding texture to surfaces.  I have several ideas to try and take forward with this.  (You have to love it when the 'what if's' start to happen!)

We had to chop up what we made blind, from the back.   I have already stuck the cut pieces in my journal and really love the two below the most.


I've been feeling much better this week and even managed an Aqua-fit class with Elsa.  There was always the option of just wallowing rather than doing but it was good to be doing again!

Have a great week.

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  1. I love the piece you made with Alison Board - I look forward to seeing more of it!

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    1. Yes, me too! I've made notes of where I would like to take this and have started other pieces now too.

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  2. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Love the hexies and the workshop looked to be interesting. Kaffe is certainly an inspiration when it comes to choosing colours and in particular unusual combinations that work when appearing not to. Does that make sense? I know what I mean.

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    1. Yes, I know exactly what you mean!! lol

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  3. The hexies are lovely and the textured surfaces are really beautiful. I'm glad you are starting to feel better, you are right about wallowing, I've been having a few health issues but I've decided that I just need to get on with it and carry on!

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    1. So long as you know your limits of carrying on Miriam! Each day is different :-)

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  4. Ooooooh! Those textured surfaces look just yummy! I'm glad you're feeling a bit better. Lovley beach finds too.

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    1. Thank you Julie. I love looking at the surfaces closely, some great patterns in there.

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  5. Hello - those textures look really interesting. You must tell us more.

    And fascinating to know that you have a tumbler! Golly - years ago (and I mean years) I had a tumbler to try to polish stones. It was not a huge success then, but 40 years on, maybe the technology has improved.

    I love the collection of glass and other coastal delights. I am by the sea next weekend and will have to see if I can find anything as magical.

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    1. I think the tumblers are probably the same, just the scope of the results have changed! I have a double one with grits for stones in one and shot for metal in the other. I wanted it to work harden some metal but I knew if I didn't have the stones one too I'd regret it at some stage!! lol

      Good luck with your hunting, I hope it's an interesting beach!!

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  6. Love the hexies, I've got two projects on the go, I used to then they were too slow, but perfect take-along projects. Glad to hear (read?) you are feeling better x x

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    1. Thank you Benta, I love hand work now but it can still be a problem finding a portable piece!

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  7. Love the work you did with Alison Board and the hexies are coming together nicely. Great beach finds. Enjoy your knitting!

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  8. PS. Glad you are starting to feel better.

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    1. Thank you and thank you Maggi! :-)

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  9. So glad that you are feeling better! Love the bits of glass and pottery!

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