I’m catching a ride on the fresh energy of spring towards the promise of high days, bright days, colour and blooms. My # 100 Days of Beautiful Words will take me there, July 14th to be exact, when this project reaches completion, to bloom in all it’s glory. Now I’m as surprised as you thatContinue reading “#100 Days of Beautiful Words”
Affirmative Applique™ was started as part of my personal development work with Affirmations. I create positive statements and words made from letters cut from cloth,which are applied to a ground fabric. The words and letters are stitched into place using a selection of coloured threads. I use different fonts for the letters and enjoy theContinue reading “Affirmative Applique™ at the Southbank Centre”
IT looks like I will have to unpick ‘yourself‘, the white twill cloth is fraying and this is not the look I want. I may even change the font while I’m at it…sometimes when you have invested time and energy, it’s hard to admit the results aren’t working and make the changes…..but once you do…it releases stuckContinue reading “Express Yourself”
…you might reach the moon-‘ is a memorable quote (although I don’t recall the author/ess) But another refrain, ‘My Aim is True..’ the lyric in ‘Alison’ by Elvis Costello has been singing my mind.
I made this quilt top soon after mum died- it’s now been seven years and forever since that january day. I will quilt it now and remember some of her classic sayings- ‘You can do anything you put your mind to’, ‘Just think nice thoughts’-‘Do your best’. I miss her.
It is the first monday of the month which means ‘Shared Space’ evening down at the Loughborough Centre in sunny, warm, beautiful Brixton (UK). All are welcome and all turned up (well, quite a few….) to join in this month’s ‘Hope in Your Handbag’ ™ workshop. The knitting group joined us too, so we hadContinue reading “‘I Believe in Myself’ and other affirmations….”
No time like the present…..
Brightly coloured cloths are gathered and four corners set out. The squares were samples made experimenting with wadding and pattern . The shoes were quilted from direct observation, ‘quilt drawing’. The pattern evolved further here.Now my shoe samples are going into a quilt for my grand-daughter, Aaliyah. The theme of completion continues, using up andContinue reading