I have made something totally whimsical just because I can. I layered some of the nails I used for rusting between some white cotton and silk and stitched merrily away.
It's about 12 inches square. Lots of different types of nails.
I know the silk will probably rot from the rusting so I added a few extra stitches to secure them.
Echoing the lines was quite theraputic, almost like a raked Japanese garden. And the rust is starting to let itself be known. A naturally growing piece of art.
Well, what a few weeks. I've been suffering with being so exhausted and huge waves of depression lately. Normally I manage to battle through but this was getting silly so off to the docs I went. The tiredness is down to me being anaemic yet again so I'm in hospital next week for more checks.
The depression? As it's been quite a few years since I've had a bout as bad as this and it could be a number of things but probably an accumulation of all of them. The delays and fighting constantly with officialdom just to try and get simple things done. Even this week they've lost yet another load of files and this morning (the 21st May) we had a letter assuring us we would have our decision by 11th May! Oh joy. The build is very wearing, we live in constant gloom and dust. Bathroom planning is proving to be tiresome with me having to change the plans several times to actually fit the space and they, those who know it all in the showroom, still don't 'get' it. The weather refuses to warm up and I'm usually dressed like I'm going on an arctic expedition, another anemia side effect. Obstacles are raining down on us with the trip to Australia least of which the workshop I was booked on, and the whole reason for the trip, was cancelled let alone the constant changes to the itinerary we've had to look into and adjust everything too and the timing with the build delays is not too good now. There are also a few issues with work involving solicitors that is dragging and we all know the only winners are the actual solicitors! Why can't people be logical, sensible and just do things properly!!!
My coursework has been sitting on my desk for three weeks and I've been forcing myself through it, it should have only taken a couple of days to my mind but it's my mind that's not absorbing the directions or any input enough to create anything. Today after a big three day push I've managed to send it off. I couldn't even tell you if it's right but it's gone, out of my hair and I can have a few days grace to do some things I want to do or nothing at all if I wish.
So, that's all off my chest and I can hear John cooking dinner so I'd better go and join him.
Have a great week end. Yet another long one!!