Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Lurking In Daisies, a Tale of Cat Staff

Cat, in the heat, lurking behind a very small daisy-patch

Last night, after it got dark, she was meandering around the front garden and sitting on the outside windowledge of the living-room.. In a moment of cat-staffery, I opened the bottom part of the window.. This morning, she very imperiously demanded her "new cat door"...

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Roadkill - Mushy Peas

Morrisons own-brand, in the Tesco car-park.. Decidedly mushy..

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Goodbye Stall

More than twenty years ago, I had this made as a custom-built kite stall, by a little man on a back road in Lincolnshire.. it has served me well, and been to lots of places, but in the last few years the game of pick-it-up-and-take-it-there-and-bring-it-back palled so badly (and the profits thereof were so small) that I haven't been anywhere with it except into my yard.. We put it up for the last time today, covered it with excess tat from my house and Abi's and sat under it in the rain, watching the Art Car Boot die a soggy death.. As with all these things, I'm sorry and glad to see it go.. And it has been sold..

End of an era..

Saturday, 5 July 2014


This is my entry for "Dislocations" the CQ exhibit for FOQ.. I'm not hopeful it will be selected, as there have been twice as many entries as there are places.. Wait and see..
I have made a new class based on this and will be teaching it from November (to be called "Home from Home")

ETA, 13th July, just heard that this one is In for the show.. Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, UK, folks..

Saturday, 28 June 2014

A productive week

 Been making a lot of mess
and nice new blocks
and John has been clamping clocks

All while watching the rain falling madly..

Runner Bean Weather!

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Monday, 16 June 2014

Return of the Traveller

 Hello again
Been out and about, and then I came home.. Here's some ropes, from North Yorkshire

And something a bit rope-ish

Hello again
More sooooon

Wednesday, 14 May 2014


Cat likes the tent..
Such a good toy

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Jo Budd Workshop

 At her studio in Bungay, which is conveniently close.
I have long been an admirer of her work and it was interesting to see her methods
Above, Heather's samples
 Mine on the right. We did all manner of resists-by-medium, watercolour technique on rather unlikely fabrics with a pigment-and-binder system, and monoprints.. That was Saturday
 Sunday, iron to fix, wash out (not needed I think) and pin to the wall for looking.. The lovely Hannelore Baxter was Workshop Slave, made lots of tea and ran around madly all weekend
 Nice bird from the garden, which was a fantastic mix of bees, butterfies, vegetables and huge water-butts.  It rained (lots)
 Some of my less-promising samples encouraged into a semblance of use by cardboard L shapes and advice
And a moment of sun, shadow from vetches..
And now I'm Really Tired