Saturday, 22 June 2013

Cushions and Colour

Here's the cushion I finished last week, I was using the wool (Drops) to crochet a blanket but got side tracked as I  do and ended up with this..........

At the end of July my nephew David is getting married, a Stag weekend was arranged in Benidorm YES! Benidorm. It's really not my husbands sort of thing but after a bit of coaxing from my brother and my son, Dave went along on the four day 'Beano', he did enjoy himself, but said he doesn't think he go on another!
Betsy and I had a nice four days, I stitched and stitched and stitched, I had a great time. I  finished a book that I started in City and Guilds class the week before. I was going to only use Khardi paper but decided to paint some paper with Brusho, I used up some handmade paper that I had in my stash,( I've had it for years) for the outer and inside cover. It's good to use bits and pieces from a stash, it makes room for other things.....

On Wednesday I visited the London Fashion and Textile Museum with Jacqueline and Diane, the exhibition was Kaffe Fassett 'A Life in Colour'. The use colour and design of the work is amazing,  I may be a bit controversial here, I was very disappointed in the execution of a lot of the work,  we are all entitled to our point of view. It is actually the first time I've seen his work in the flesh so to speak, if you've seen his work what did you think? Whilst we were in the area we popped into The London Glass Blowing, it's almost opposite the LFTM and well worth a visit if your in Bermondsy, I saw a couple of lovely pieces that would sit nicely in my house........
As always when we are out together drinking and eating is a must, so lunch was in a Gastro pub The Garrison also in Bermondsey Street. This is not a part of London I know very well we usually stay closer to the river. There are lots of little shops and restaurants so worth a re visit at some time!

Thursday, 13 June 2013

What's happened to the weather?

 Apparently the summer appeared and went while I was on holiday! This week has been busy for all sorts of reasons, Monday the electricity was cut off to the house for almost the whole day. No lap top or TV or machine stitching for hours, that meant a lovely long walk with Betsy and then sitting and reading for a few hours, a little hand stitching and I finished off a knitted cushion cover that I started ages ago (image next time).

Tuesday was a Material Girls meeting and Wednesday was C&G's, I took the project I've been working on, Janice says is OK but I still need to do the binding and finish off then I'll show you. The whole class made a book, I need to add a few pages to it then I'll show that too!  Last night it was off to Spitalfields, London to meet up with Marion, Helen, Janette and Becky from the Seeking Artemis exhibition for a meal and a catch up, it was a really nice evening, good food and good company. 

I had a late start this morning and NO it was nothing to do with last night, Betsy and I went for a walk in our usual place but normally we don't walk by the ponds. Today I decided to take some bread and feed the ducks, I'm glad Betsy was on the lead I think she may have tried to join in with the ducks. It's ended up being a nice quiet peaceful day! 

Sunday, 9 June 2013

A Week Away

Last week the family were together for a whole week of sun, food, drink and relaxing in the sun!

 Great views!

Interesting Villa!

 Fish for lunch in little restaurants  on the beach!

And the occasional cocktail before dinner!
Ahh! Lanzarote.........