Wednesday, 22 August 2012

And there's more.....

Maggi and I had a great day at the Festival of Quilts on Saturday - the time flew by and I wondered if I would get to see everything, but we did really well and even managed to meet up with Julie and Angela for lunch and a natter.
If you visit Julie's and Maggi's blog you'll see a selection of beautiful quilts.........here are some of my favourites:

Detail from 'Drawn by the Sea' - Sarah-Jane Dixon

'Graceful Dance' -  Janneke de Vries-Bodzinga, the winner of the pictorial quilts section,
Incredibly beautiful.....click for a close-up.


'Jazz Dots' - Cecilia Gonzalez Desedemas

'Eye of the Storm' - Sarah Welsby

'Between the Sheets' - Jacqui Parkinson

'Britain - what it means to you' - Terry Donalson
Detail

'Golden Days - Janina Moore

One of the miniature quilts (approx 6" sq) 'Whirlpool Galaxy' - Dorian Walton (2nd prize)

Winner of the miniature quilts 'Autumn' - Hilary Drake. Tiny pieces of fabric!

'Branching out' - Jenny Rolfe
Detail from Julie's quilt - 'Change' (see full size photo on Julie or Maggi's blog)



A few details from exhibiting artists......

Cas Holmes
Fabric printing demonstration from Claire Benn at Committed to Cloth.


 Frances Pickering kindly posed for a photo and signed the book I bought from her.


And finally something from me.......
A little fabric and paper collage (3" across) made from some scraps provided by Cas Holmes (a stained teabag, some pretty fabric and a piece of old hand embroidery) along with a few things of my own.

Not my usual colour scheme is it? 
Ah well....back to the purple, lime and turquoise tomorrow ;-)




Sunday, 19 August 2012

What a day........

Just a quick blast of gorgeousness from the Festival of Quilts at the NEC, where I had a fabulous day yesterday. More details and names of artists to come......

Monday, 6 August 2012

Show and Tell.....

After yet another blogging holiday ;-) I thought it was time to show what I've been up to. I'll try not to be too wordy as there are quite a few photos. I've been busy making things to sell in my daughter's salon, plus I spent a few weeks celebrating my recent 60th birthday. Well that's my excuse..... :-)

Anyway, here goes.........
1. A felted piece for a journal cover .....part done on the embellishing machine, part by hand.
 2. Journals for my daughter's salon/shop.
 3. Also crochet/bead bracelets...
 3. ...and organza flower brooches/hair clips. (Love making these :-) )
 4. A felted/collage card for a friend.
 5. A drawing which I'm in the middle of... (she insists on looking sad although I've tried to cheer her up :-/ )
 6. Gorgeous threads which I bought from Maggi's new online shop  www.maggi21handdyes.com
 I've just ordered some beautiful fabric pieces too. I recommend a visit...she's a whizz with those fabric dyes!

7. A recent holiday in Skiathos (a birthday treat). My favourite Greek Island and our 5th visit :-)
 8. The Beach is back in Nottingham city centre! And yes...we have had a couple of sunny days recently to enjoy it!

 9. Enjoying a San Miguel in the Caribbean-style bar next to the beach.
 And finally......
 10. The Boy
He's grown so much he's struggling to fit on my knee. He wriggles and squirms around, trying to get comfy.......a messy tangle of limbs! Reminds me of this photo from a while back.
Click on pics for a closer look....especially the Peachy one ;-)

Ok....I have 2 days for blog-visiting before I go to Knaresborough on Thursday. For those of you who can get there, Feva arts week starts there on Friday :     http://www.feva.info/UserFiles/Image/files/Programme_2012_PDF.pdf
Fingers crossed for sunshine!