Hello my friends. I hope this finds you well and safe. Some countries and cities are needing to go back into Lockdown as I write, due to a surge in Covid-19 cases – whilst we here in Wales are slowly easing out of it. I can now drive more than 5 miles from my home… so, weather permitting, I hope to cross the border into England come Sunday, and finally see my family. It’s my eldest grand daughter’s 19th birthday, so it would be good to celebrate with her.
My desk this week has moved around the house, as usual! Firstly, here is the desk on my landing…
… hmmm. Particularly uninspiring! Right in the distance is a small pile of photos ready cut out to put onto card fronts. I had just finished a commission which came this week for more cards, so had done a tidy up. There are a few cards next to the pile of photos, they are for Christmas presents; an empty cutting mat; pile of scrap paper; the orange wallet hasn’t been opened all week; a card sits on top from Camilla – I like the design, so am keeping it handy to try something similar; then some papers; a cassette of Hoffnung – sent this week by a friend who tells me we had loaned it to her – apparently! The piece of paper by the keyboard are my directions to the venue where I aim to catch up with my family. And that’s it for that totally boring desk top!!
But… the lounge is a different matter. I LOVE Wimbledon – my life’s unfulfilled ambition is to go there – and this past ten days the BBC have been broadcasting old finals as there are no live ones this year. We didn’t have a TV for over 30 years of our married life – our girls wanted to play rather expensive musical instruments, so said they would sell the TV and video to buy them!! – so consequently, I never saw all those final matches – and now, my afternoons are being spent on the settee, feet up on a footstool, crocheting squares and watching old tennis matches. The pile of squares is growing!
The little sewed sample from the C&G course I showed you last week caused a huge amount of interest – thank you! I intended to make a further one and show you how it was done – sorry!!! Tennis got in the way – I’ll try again next week… But I have got a photo of a different sample – not such weird techniques on this one!
This was based on a photo I had taken of a stream. You could see items on top of the water, floating in the water, and lying on the bottom. So this piece was lots of layers to represent that – shells, rubbish, fishermen’s line, are all on top, then under that are some bits and pieces – some of which look jewel-like through the “water”. I seem to recall there were three layers of fabric, some of which I turned back to reveal the underneath, using the cathedral patchwork technique.
So there you have it folks – me this week. If you have found your way here by accident, then why not peek at a few more desks around the world – link in with our esteemed leader, who sometimes manages to keep us in control. https://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/ will find us! We’re a friendly bunch. I shall leave you with a photo of the sunset in Llandudno. The land mass is the Great Orme a large headland at the Western end of the town. At this time of year the sun sets over the sea on the North Shore here…
Take care, everyone. God bless each one of you.