Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Where has it gone?

Time just flies by and I'm struggling to get everything done especially keeping my blog up to date. In the previous post  I said I was going to get a gallery set up of the quilts I've made, nothing yet, I still plan to do that! The trip to London and the British Museum was a success, I had already decided on my theme for the next Material Girl project but it was an enjoyable day. Oh yes, thanks for the 'sympathy' I seemed to give you a laugh about the VERY felted bag. Never defeated I made another bag this time it turned out OK ( I cant find the image at the moment) and the first lump of felt has been used to great advantage, watch this space! So nothing lost only time.....

Despite the bad weather we've been experiencing here, I've had a lovely week.  Here's why Julie at THIMBLE FINGERS awarded me a blog award, I've been following Julie for long time she just celebrated finishing a distance learning C&G course. I'm full of admiration for anyone that completes a distance learning course, it takes a lot of dedication, please pop over to her blog and have a look at her wonderful images not only of her work but also places she visits in her home country Australia! I was also really flattered not only for the award but to be on the same list as Louise Gardiner, I was lucky enough to attend one of Louise's classes at the Jersey Textile in Focus two years ago, you can see the results of that here

The Liebster Award is a blog award, which apparently originated in Germany, to showcase bloggers with fewer than 200 followers.  Upon accepting the award the recipient must then pass it on to five more blogs of note, which is a wonderful way of introducing bloggers to your own favourite blogs.

The Liebster Convention says you must:-

1. Thank your award presenter on your blog and link back to him/her;

2. Copy and paste the award to your blog;

3. Present the Liebster Award to 5 blogs (with less than 200 followers) that you love;

4. Leave a comment on their blog to let them know;
5. Have faith that those award winners will spread the blog love.

I now get to pass this award onto five other blogs that I read and enjoy, easy I thought, but I discovered it's not as easy as you might think. The problems I found are not all bloggers publish their followers and a rule of this award is the blog has to have under 200 followers. I wish I could give all the blogs I read an award you all deserve one but here are my five;

Lyn at stitch&bake 
Su at Living On The Edge
Jacqueline at Super Gran
Anna at inky fingers
Chris at chrissythreads

Please pop over to these blogs and have a look, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
I was over the moon to have a piece of my work mentioned on Lynda Monk's blog this week, Lynda will be doing a demonstration at The Material Girls- Textile on the Hill event towards the end of this month, take a look here for more details of the event.

These are images of Water Water, that Rachel took at the Brentwood Road Gallery,  it was so difficult to photograph I keep meaning to try again but..........
To top off last week on Sunday I went to see the Lucian Freud exhibition at the Portrait Gallery, I'm not a big fan of his later work and I must admit I came away from the exhibition feeling the same!! Why go you may be thinking, well Rachel had booked the tickets then realised she had something else on and couldn't get a refund. She offered the tickets to us, as Dave and I are all for broadening our minds we decided to go. The best bit of the day was afternoon tea at The Langham, we came away totally full and as a picture is worth a thousand words, ( I did forget to take a photo of the six scones, yes six and no we didn't eat them all).



Same Cake but closer!


  1. I am looking forward to seeing your work in May, couldnt get to see it at Romford. I wish there were more hours in a day too! (but not spent at work)

  2. No, it's not easy to find the five is it??! Very nice blog and Betsy is a cutie.

  3. Thank you very much for the award! I'm not generally very good at doing them, but I will make a big effort to get better and really appreciate you giving it to me! :-)

  4. Many thanks for the award! I'd not heard of this, it sounds a good idea.I'm thinking I could build up a few more followers and this may bring a few. Enjoyed the post.

  5. Thank you very much for the award Miriam, I haven't done anything with it as yet, I need to re read what I have got to do with it first.

    Your afternoon tea looked "scrummy", not actually a word so I think I should say "yummy"!

  6. Thank you very much for the award Miriam, I haven't done anything with it as yet, I need to re read what I have got to do with it first.

    Your afternoon tea looked "scrummy", not actually a word so I think I should say "yummy"!

  7. Thank you so much for the award, I will try to deserve it. I may need help fulfilling the requirements...

  8. You have a wonderful blog to be proud of, congratulations on your award and having your work mentioned by Lynda.