Saturday, 29 January 2011

A month gone by

Hi all, January's nearly finished, the weather is cold and nasty, and all I want to do is curl up somewhere warm with a nice cup of tea and a good read. I've got some great books from the library recently, so I've been spending a load of time doing just that. Of course my Egyptian piece has suffered because of it but I can always spend another week on that. I've just read Paul O'Grady's second part of his biography - "The Devil rides out"; "The Dancing Years", part 33 of the Morland Dynasty series by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles; and both the latest Kathy Reichs and Patricia Cornwell. Not bad going for a week eh?
As a result I haven't photographed my progress (or lack of it), so instead I'll include a couple of older pieces which are hanging on my walls.
These two pieces are hanging in our bedroom. The clarinet represents my husband - he plays clarinet, sax, guitar, banjo and ukelele!
The accordian is my daughter. We once went on holiday to Austria when she was about 7 and she came back adamant that she wanted to play; so we bought her one and she still plays today!

The next 2 pieces are just things I liked and wanted to do!
The Lion Above - I completed this but never got round to framing or deciding how to finish it off - now I look at it I think - maybe a cushion?

The Praying Hands took me ages with all those sepia tones, but I think it was worth it. It remains one of my favourite pieces to date.

Over the next few weeks I'll put other pieces up here that I've worked on, but here's the piece that started it all - Erika's birth sampler. At the time I didn't know better - I sewed it all over one thread, using motifs that I picked up from a variety of magazines and things.
I never did frame it - I have it hanging with those plastic frame clips which we used to hang poster prints with. Last Christmas I was given some proper bell-pull ends, so maybe I'll get round to putting it on those!

Anyway my pile of books calls for today and tomorrow I'm off to see my daughter and grand daughter. (By the way - thanks to everyone for all the best wishes for Jessica's recovery - she got home late last Saturday night and seems to be none the worse for wear).

1 comment:

chrisstitches said...

Love the earlier pieces & the lion piece too. Thanks for sharing.