Saturday, 20 March 2010
At long last i have finished one of my pieces for the Lavender ladies panel for the Embroidery of the Century, Ben Hur has at last reached the finishing post. Each group has taken a panel and will represent the year in various embroidered pictures. our group chose 1959. Each group panel will have the year in bold cross stitch and a central piece, ours is the cathedral, surrounded by what we thought were major events of the year. All of the panels will eventually travel the country in an exhibition and raise money for a children's charity. Each panel is over 3ft long and 6ft wide. Ours has, the last spitfire, barbie, a piccasso painting to name but a few. I have done 2 pieces, Ben Hur and the retreat of the Dali llama from Tibet. Ben Hur was drawn of tea stained silk,quilted ,embroidered,beaded etc. It is about 12 by 10 inches and represents the chariot race. It took about 2 years to complete as for nearly 18 months i could not really manage fine things with my left hand.
Sunday, 7 March 2010
For once the sun is out, the day is light and it feels like Spring,the light is so much better now that it inspired me to finish two projects and make another. Two shawlette s and a cushion.I haven't felt so great this week, so i have sat and knitted, instead of travelling around the country.The dogs have loved having me at home, i have caught up with Lark Rise to Candleford and read a bit. Martin took the car in to have a puncher fixed to find our front tyres were severally worn, 3 tyres later,he came out again,shocked that he had not noticed them. So fellow car owners remember to check your tyres every now and then as we were lucky not to have had an accident.
Monday, 1 March 2010
After many months of not blogging ,due to injured arm, life in general etc, i am back again. After so many months of cold and dismal weather, the sun came out and snowdrops are yo be seen popping there heads above the earth.Lily has spring fever, i have completed two large projects for the Ravelry knitting Olympics and new energy seems to be flowing in the veins. It seemed right to blog again.Today, i went to Ely for my embroidery group, and popped into the new wool shop. There i met Alison Yarninmypocket,selling her hand dyed yarns,i could not resist and my stash has grown by 3 balls. Some beautiful sea coloured lace weight and 1 ball of terracotta sock yarn. i start my pictures with my beloved Simba, who else, and then those of my Ravelry knits and my travelling scarf.