Thursday, 27 October 2011

More seed heads

These are the photos I took last weekend on our recent visit to Kent, taken near Chilham. I really like seed heads at the moment, as you can see. The question is, will I be inspired to stitch a piece with a seed head theme?

Seed heads

Seed heads are always fascinating to me, for their lovely textures. I am inspired by Margaret R's photos of her textile landscapes featuring teazles in her blog Digital Gran. This reminded me I hadn't posted my seed head photos from our visit to Kent in the summer, so here they are. They were taken on the estuary at |Oare Marshes by Faversham Creek.

Back to blogging

I have had quite a break from blogging, firstly because of illness and recovery from four minor ops. One of these was on my hand (fortunately my left) and I had a subsequent skin graft which has taken very well. I have good, but not full movement back in my hand and am still doing my exercises.

At the same time as all this was going on, the loft conversion was being built. This was another reason for the break, as the house was pretty chaotic (well, even more that usual!). All the dust and noise, and the contents of all the rooms seemed to end up in what Richard calls the "knitting room".

Now the loft is ready and I have moved my things into the studio, gradually, trying organise it all so it is easily accessible. One of my favourite bits of the building is my huge eaves cupboard in the studio, big enough to swallow up all my plastic boxes of fabric and assorted bits and pieces. I am so pleased with my working arrangement, and can settle down to sew or draw without having to clear a space and move everyone else's stuff. Those of you with teenagers will know what I mean. We haven't moved into the bedroom yet , as we are waiting for the new bed to arrive.

I am making curtains for the new bedroom and have been working on some patchwork. I will post photos soon.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Loft conversion

My loft conversion is now finished and I am the proud possessor of new bedroom, wet room and studio space. I am delighted with it and can't wait to move in!