Sunday, 19 June 2016

This and that

At last a few stitches added to Coastal piece. Can you spot the additions.

It`s a start but oh dear, still loads to do.
Packing continues. Boxes have been delivered and are being filled.

Empty shelves.

No idea where everything will find a place. Studio boxes are going into the garage and shed until some decisions are made

More plants ready to move into a new garden.

No idea where they are going. May have to stay in the pots for sometime. Hope the removal men can lift them.

These earrings were made by my granddaughter. I love them. Silver and garnets.
She and her friend shared a stall at Glasgow Street Fair. Bought a ring from the collection my granddaughter had made and earrings from her friend.

The weather was dreadful, rain and more rain but people were buying and the girls were enjoying the experience.
This is Our Willie. If you are not Scottish, he is a comic character, a schoolboy in endless trouble. 60 are being made as a fund raising exercise. I am a member of Kalamkari, a textile group and we have been involved in decorating one of the 60, not quite finished.

I think the blog posts might be a bit hit and miss over the next few weeks as moving day draws ever nearer.

The Himalayan poppies are out. I grew them from seed when I came to this garden. They have really thrived.
BYE.    BYE.

Monday, 6 June 2016

Still packing

It is sometime since I had a rant. Have been staying at friends and had a lovely week. Came home to no internet connection, so continues my love, hate relationship with my laptop.
Time for the rant. 20 minutes on hold, trying to connect with BT. Kept being told lines were very busy. Employ More Operators. I was advised to go on their website. I had made it quite clear it was a problem with my internet connection. Maddening. At last a very pleasant man fixed it in 3 minutes. I think the expression is" BT does my head in."

Still packing. Had an idea to print pretty labels for my boxes but life is too short so quick scribbles to identify contents. Perhaps when life is calmer and I am looking for something to fill my time I may return to this idea. Well maybe not.

Each box has been tidied from this.

To this. It all looks very organized for now.
Workroom is gradually being packed up.

Desk cleared.
Looking through another old workbook. Plastic shapes from commercial fishing lines were the starting point.

Working through ideas.

Made using my embellisher and hand couching.

Fellow students, at the time, named it the pizza

The whole 9 patch quilt was 30 inches + 30 inches.
Has been interesting looking back as my work is so different now. Collage was about trying every technique and material. Experimenting and extending ideas, getting feedback from tutors and fellow students. I did take some stick over this piece of work but it got an A.
Need to get on packing up my workroom.

Only 5 weeks to go before I move. Trying to stay calm and work my way through each room systematically but do get side tracked looking at old art work.
Hope you will look in next week to see if I have managed to do any stitching. Coastline piece is screaming out for attention.