Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Creating Has Gone AWOL!

I have no idea where the last two weeks have gone!  As I usually mark the passing of time by going through the photos I have taken I don't think I have achieved much in the creative department at all!! There have been a few personal milestones involving DNA and solicitors but that's another story altogether!!! 

I have worked on parts for a couple more books for November but nothing to show really.  Ann Small has a new book out and I was given a copy.  At first I thought it was going to be another rehash of an old technique, slashing in this case, but Ann actually does some amazing and beautiful things.  I loved the grey skies of Rape fields hanging she did probably as that is the view we have from the house.  I had a new notebook started for the West Country Embroiderers group and needed a cover so read up on her technique and I'm really quite pleased with the result.  Very soft and tactile to handle. 

Speaking of WCE we had a lovely meeting last week before the summer break and I managed to finish off the rock pool piece I showed in the last post.  I also have been fiddling with designing a web page for them as there isn't one as yet and it would be a good place for members to find information rather than phone around.  (I know, telephone, so old fashioned!!) 

John opened the bathroom blind the other morning to find a heron strutting his stuff on the garage roof.  

Not too sure why he was there as we don't have a pond.  He hung around for a few minutes and then flew off towards the pub.  They don't have a pond either!  Slim pickings unless he went down the valley to the stream.  

I had a lovely coffee with friend Karren this morning at the local big house and garden centre.  They have a little antiques barn there and I found these two! 
The knife box is perfect for pens on my desk and I have been looking for a little case to keep the books I am making safe in.  This one is absolutely perfect!  It's lined with newspaper from 1929, whether that's genuine or not I don't know but it certainly could be contemporary. 

Finally if you know me on Facebook you know we've been having a bit of a sad time with Ellie.  She had a lump that kept coming up on her neck.  Well we managed to get her to the vet while it was very inflated and they aspirated it.  We were more than a little shocked when they found mast cells.  She had the lump removed last week and is recovering well.  We are still waiting for the results from the surgery but I'd rather they were absolutely sure they took all the nasty away.  

She's still our beautiful girl even if she has had a bit of rearranging of her neck!! 

Now, back to the studio......


  1. I do hope that Ellie is doing great!

    1. She’s doing very well! Hard keeping her in and away from anything that may rip the stitches. Feeling very positive that the results will be ok.

  2. That note book looks fab - I really want to reach in and touch it!!! And great finds at the garden centre! (I can't gauge the size of the box, but If you have any problems with pens falling over put some cut down empty loo rolls or tooth paste boxes inside the sections! A Pinterest idea that really works!!!). Poor Ellie - but a worthy survivors badge! Xxx


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