At long, long last …..

BHsun complete


this smallish cloth is finished – taken a while :).

a simple place


magic hums


an old path


the text comes from pages I altered originally for the Sketchbook project and then abandoned – seems they were right for this piece …. and here she is firmly on her path.



Although I have been stitching/creating I have not been blogging … I am unsure right now as to whether I will continue with the blog, haven’t yet decided if it enhances my creativity or not – although it is always great to share and receive feedback etc – hence the indecision, nothing to do with my procrastinating nature of course ;).  I have options I am considering, posting pictures only or, more wordy entries or, really challenging myself to post weekly (did think about putting daily, but really?????).

In the meantime let me wish you all a wonderfully creative 2014.

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and then

a couple of flowers/trees have appeared:



not sure anything else is needed – apart from the stitching of course 🙂


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who is she?

What was this:



has changed …. I wasn’t keen on the hard edges of the ‘sun’ – so I altered it, surrounding it with blue scrim:



the bird no longer seemed at home so I removed her – the right home for her will arrive at some point I am sure.

Then, whilst going through my dyed fabrics from last year, an interesting woman emerged. I thought this cloth may be the place for her – certainly appeared to work but at first she was floating in mid-air – she needed to be on something – a bridge perhaps, or is it the branch of a tree – I don’t yet know?:



she interests me that much I do know.





seems to me she may well have a story to tell 🙂

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In the meantime ….

Whilst waiting to see what happens with the Dreaming cloth – which, more and more, seems to be echoing many of the comments here in that it is done – I have been looking at/listening to black hole sun which started life like this:

black hole sun


and now looks like this:



I spotted a small bird on a piece of dyed cloth which I have now outlined – she may well become part of this cloth permanently – here she is:

photo (1)


no stitching as yet – it is still be-coming 🙂

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Six months and still dreaming ……

What have I been doing? – basically stitching very slowly – the same thing over and over again, hence the lack of posts.  The ground cloth is now fully stitched – here be pics:



These above would be the tree.  These below would be the night sky:



and this is the whole cloth – having stitched the ground I am really not sure about this now – the central figure and the idea of the cloth went with a story journey I participated in but is long since over so the relevance of the figure is questionable in my mind.  I have hung it up to watch and see what, if anything comes to mind.  Seems to me at this point it is only a ground cloth and that a lot more needs to be happening on it.  I have a couple of ideas but will wait a while until messing with it.



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It’s oh so quiet, shh, shh …….

It’s that time of year – hibernation – stillness – stitching continues – pictures – not words (except to say the light is not good – the colours are much richer and deeper than they appear).

dreaming tree

dream progress1

dream progress2

dream progress3

dream progress4

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ViDi with Linda – update

This is Linda’s book – her latest spread:

my addition:

slowly, slowly but surely we continue 🙂

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Black Hole Sun

After having had this piece on the wall with the moon attached, (see here) I decided to try this ‘sun’ instead.  I much prefer it.  I am slowly, very slowly, adding to this – a collage in cloth.  I like the pace – it suits me right now.

*Tips hat* to Soundgarden for the title – it is one of my favourite songs so methinks that’s okay.

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Another Visual Dialogue begins

This time with Becky .   I am really happy to be engaging in another conversation, particularly as I have long been an admirer of Becky’s work.
Our beginnings:

My book – first “words” – quite sparse, deliberately so:


Becky’s opening discourse in her book is so full of colour – beautiful:


My response:

my response continued here:

and we are off!  Fabulous – I do enjoy these collaborative projects, especially with friends where there is no pressure on either side – no deadlines – no theme – only the free flow of conversation.

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Making a rainbow

I’ve been piecing some 6″ blocks in a kind of boro-style – ie rough edges – I love rough edges – but, if I decide to make enough to turn them into a rainbow quilt, I shall have to rethink and turn all the edges.  Since we have only glimpsed the sun in between all the rain I thought a rainbow was a good idea.


(although it looks very orange here, blame the light, it is red, honest)







Along with some of my own dyed pieces, I am making them using fabulous hand-dyed fabrics from the lovely Karen whose work and link to her shop you can find here.

No stitching as yet – depends what I decide to do as I make more – a hanging or a useable quilt.

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