Well another event we attended this week and lots of pics beware. This is a first exhibition for this lady ,who I might add is wheelchair dependent. This is all felt work.
But just inside the door was Horace playing the piano.
He is made entirely of felt.Martin got a good one of him face on but I did not get him to put it in my photo gallery so you have to make do with a side on view.
Some of the different types of fleece used. The blue bowl on the right is fleece and dog fur. It was a fabulous exhibition and I could have spent a fortune. Story you have heard many times before!
This was sheep !!!! and it was done on hessian with a driftwood type frame. VERY nice.
This was my favourite I think but a price tag of £350 was a little too much to spend on a day out. The one on the right of the picture was a winter scene of trees and the one on the left was more of a in full leaf one.
The poppies Irises and sunflowers took my eye.
They looked so effective against the white background,
She had also done clematis and a scene featuring all sorts of garden flowers.
This was the view from the doorway into the hall.
A very talented lady name of Di Pattinson. I am debating on if to do a workshop with her. I could not come home empty handed and now my little yellow bowl sits in my kitchen /dining room.
So that was my trip out this week.I wonder where I will take you next.
Now for the stitchy news. I have finished Faith but not into the finished state yet. I have to get all the sheep done first . Sally and I are really enjoying these sheepie virtues.
Sorry it is a bit fuzzy , and I have not touched a drop.October wordplay is under way so I shall show you next time. Garden Pleasures that I am stitching in the parlour over at Needlecraft Haven has not had a picture taken of this weeks progress but here is last weeks. A few more flowers have appeared this week.
I have picked up from the box of abandonment, Quaker Diamonds as my Strictly Come Dancing piece for this year again. The progress I made last week is letters on the right hand side a few little motifs and the side of the big diamond.
As you may remember this is being stitched over one.I am hoping to get in sight of the gliitterball again this year as I won it last year and think if I can get to the final I will be happy!!!
If you want to join in ,I am sure if you have an abandoned project Miss Julie and Mr Stick will welcome you over at Needlecraft Haven on UFO NIGHT STRICTLY. Miss Julie is a sweetie and Mr. Stick keeps us on our toes. You will have to become a member of NH but I am sure if you get touch with Clare who keeps us all in order you will be more than happy to join our happy band. She has a blog so you could get in touch with her here.http://www.aimetu-clare.blogspot.co.uk/
This evening I am starting the Jardin Prive Sal La Pensee Positve part 1. IT has SHEEP!! on it and my friend Sally is joining me too. So an update on that next time.
I have been a little naughty ,only a little and got a little bit of stash. I had these arrive this week
I have heard good reports about the Before I go to sleep one . I read the Remarkable Creatures book from Tracy Chevalier about Mary Anning and the fossils she found in Lyme Regis ,which is just along the coast from us. The blurb on the back reads . Honor Bright is a sheltered Quaker who has rarely ventured out of 1850s Dorset when she impulsively emigrates to America. There is more so I shall tell you what I think when I have read it. I also have 3 more coming (oops) . This week I also had the pattern of Lizzie Kate Great things and the threads. Threads also for the Jardin sal.This I hought on Wednesday ,what is it about the autumn and the need for wool and needles, again I am going to try to learn to crochet,
If you remember I bought a book about making mug rugs ,argh tearing my hair out here , what I have left after it all fell off! I have cut and tried to piece it together twice and still cannot get it straight . I WILL ,I WILL NOT give up!!
So now I have given you a taste of what I have been up to I will away to put the cake away I made earlier for my better half-a Delias eggless Marmalade cake. I see the mouse has already had a smidgeon off the end., would you like a piece before he eats it all!!
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