Open the door

Today is the start of the rest of my life. What a corny cheesy line but amazingly I woke up this morning feeling like it was true. It’s 10 PM and so far I have cleaned a huge amount of poo off my youngest child, joined weight watchers and downloaded voice recognition software to my…

Inch by inch

Sometimes realisation comes to you when you least expect it. It happened to me the other day. I suddenly realised that I was never going to get better. It sounds dramatic but it was just a small shift from normal thinking to be honest. I had been thinking how tired I was from walking the…

In training…

If only professional training courses were so easy… Spotted on the way to work the other day. Make me laugh anyway.

Hang out the washing… Christmas

Right, this year, I’m going to get organised about Christmas. I’ve spent some of this afternoon having some ideas about what I can make friends, presents for teacher, and how to use my stash up to make some interesting Christmas ideas for my Etsy shop. All I need to do now is sketch the work,…

Of berries and brothers

Today had the real feeling of the last day of summer. We spent it outside eating a long lazy lunch with lots of children running around screaming being neither Long or lazy. I baked all morning and made, amongst other things, a pie with homegrown apples and blackberries. I used self raising flour to make…

Chat like a metaphor

Chat Have you ever been naked when you speak? Not actually, I’m using a metaphor. When you suddenly realise you’re out in the light, and your skin is still pink and soft to the touch. It feels like the wind is whistling To cut, Like you could be knocked over and fall. When you open…

Mega mix

A busy busy day, a grand mix of the main strands of my personality – art, fabric, Parkinson’s and family. I went to three new places today. First off, fabric heaven, tucked away in Stitchopolis, I can’t believe I only just got to go now. The place is full of every kind of fabric and…

Fuzzy felt

Have to share this find…hand stitched felt children! I spotted them in a charity shop (rhymes with Boo High-der). They were on a manky antimacassars which I chopped off pronto. I auditioned backgrounds and went for some beautiful wool I got a few years ago, pre Portas charity shopping. I’m trying reverse appliqué but its…

My new house

A sneak preview of my next TV friendly stitching project. I can watch La Beeny and dream of a reorganised revamped sewing room…

Who will buy?

So I finally got round to photographing and posting some more quilts on to etsy. Here is a sneak preview. Click on the link to the right for further information if you’re interested. One has already gone!