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Monday, February 15, 2016

February 15th

We are half way through the month - where has it gone?
I have completed the two pieces I showed you earlier this year. One of which is in my new Header.

The photos above show the front and back of a piece I have yet to name.  (Anyone got any ideas?) The back is an old napkin and the initials do not mean anything to me but they looked so beautiful I had to leave them in place. The front is a runner with pieces of tea dyed silk Kantha stitched in place. It has wadding sandwiched in-between which created the texture in the centre.

Here is the third antimacassar piece I have done, sorry the picture is not very good. It will be going to an outside exhibition soon as I want to see how it distresses.

I'm off to London soon to see Guy's and Doll's. It gives me a chance to connect with my family down there so I am really looking forward to it.

Friday, February 12, 2016

More photos from Cumbria

Castlerigg Stone Circle

And I just had to take a photo of the lichen on one of the stones

Sunday, February 07, 2016

February 7th

Well the first week in February 2016 has been a busy one. First I finished my small crochet cushion. 

Then we went for a couple of days in the Lake District for my birthday. I was a bit worried that the weather would be against us but I needn't have worried, it was fine and still despite being cold. We had a walk around Derwent Water and here are some of the pictures I took which show the damage the high water levels and storms have done.

It wasn't all bad, the views were tremendous and I just love this tree.

Then we went up to Ashness Bridge. Some great markings on the stones.

Back home and I have finished another antimacassar Kantha stitched piece and another one that has been hiding since before  Christmas will be completed soon.

I have also found some more Caleido lace weight yarn and have started a new mini granny square throw to match my mini cushion. So all in all this week has been pretty busy.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

9 squares

I now have 9 little squares. You can really see the changes in the colour now.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Crochet 2016

I found this ball of lace weight wool in my stash, it has been there for quite a while. Tonight I decided to do something with it. I was perusing ATTIC24's blog and saw a granny square whole colour throw she had made and I wondered if it could be adapted.

Her squares are about 7cm squares with a 4mm hook and double knitting. I have used a 2mm hook and each square is about 1.5cm, I put the £2 coin there so you can image the size of the little squares. 
If you can see a slight change of colour then your eyes are not deceiving you, it is because of the wool, so it could make something nice. I will have to wait and see how many squares I can get out of the ball as it is the only one I have.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Day 10 - Water

What is it about water that changes what we see through it? Note the change in the window as we look through the glass, you can't even see the lead on the right. I am sure that someone can explain to me why it happens.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Day 6 - Rain, rain and more rain

Day 6 of my January blog and it has been raining every day. My photo today is of the puddles in the garden which are slightly better than yesterday. I know it is not the worst we have had, nor as bad as other parts of the country but this is day three of being stuck inside and I am fed up so put my feet outside to get this photograph. One year the water came up to the bottom of our back door step, that was quite frightening so I feel for those people who have had their houses flooded out.

While not exactly GLASS the puddles reflect a bit like a rather bad looking glass, you can just see the reflection of our tree trunks and the hawthorn on the right.

Monday, January 04, 2016

Monday 4th

A new day and a terrible cold. This morning I woke up feeling terrible. After vegging for most of the day I decided that I really needed to start a new piece of work. I received 6 antimacassar cloths in the post yesterday. Thanks to ebay for these gems. 

Today I tea dyed one of them as I knew what I wanted to do with it. There are several rust and tea dyed pieces of fabric on my bannister and some will be used along with Kantha stitching to create this. It will be the third piece like this that I have done.

Here are a few before and after pictures. I don't know what happened to one of the photos, it looks a bit strange. I love the marks that tea dying gives you.

Sunday, January 03, 2016

More glass Christmas ornaments

OK more glass Christmas ornaments to show you today.

 My Icicle

A glass bird - I'm not sure if it is a goose or not!



Today has been another very wet and dark day as you can tell from this photograph

Finally I have a glass coaster to show you. I have six of these all with different pictures from the North East of England. This one is the Angel of the North.

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Glass Bauble

In response to our theme Glass this is one of the glass baubles that can be found on my Christmas tree. I have several other glass ornaments, pictures of which I will share with you later

Friday, January 01, 2016

New journal 2016

OK my New Year resolution - to restart my journals and blog about it.

So here goes - a journal I made a while ago that has been waiting for something to put in it.


Jan 1st

I may come back to this page later on and colour it with water colour paint, it looks a bit drab at the moment.


I have once again be so remiss with this blog it is a year since I last posted. I am so sorry for neglecting everyone. My web viewing has been elsewhere.

I want to wish everyone a great 2016. I  hope you all have had the best of times and that you have had a lovely time with family and friends over the festive period.

Here are two pictures I have coloured from my new adult colouring books


Some of you might have already seen my Kantha stitched pieces but as they are some of the last pieces I have done you might be interested in seeing them again.


Rusted Kantha

Teabag Kantha