What to do?


So, I think it’s fairly safe to say that I’ve proved that I am not good at any regular form of journal/blog keeping. Maybe it’s because I try and push myself too far too fast. Perhaps if I made it a weekly thing it may be easier to keep to a schedule? Who knows?

One of the issues I have had with keeping an online presence is that I never feel like I have achieved much. My focus issues extend beyond this blog to actually finishing anything (except fingerless gloves for some reason but that’s another blog post maybe), I’m full of ideas for new projects and creative endeavours but they rarely seem to come to fruition. I’m just waffling now so I think I will go and try and do something constructive instead.

I’ll leave you with a picture of a postcard I made for a friend some time ago:

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Debating whether or not to try and resurrect this blog.  I am still playing with textiles and dealing with my ME.  Still have mad cats and am still hopeless at regularly keeping a journal so there is probably not much hope for anyone wanting regular posts here.  But I need to be doing things again and getting more involved with online activities, here and in a a couple of other places.  I don’t do January 1st resolutions but maybe February 1st will work for me.

Hope to see you soon.


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Better late than never

I have pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I am going to be a rather sporadic blog writer, so many thanks in advance to anyone who is still reading :-)

I noticed that I need to catch up with posting some photos that I have mentioned in previous posts, so here goes.
First of all, the green postcard I sent to Gina in Australia back in February
Green Postcard 1

Now some more pictures from Wells (I should say Wells-next-the-sea but no one round here ever calls it that)
First a close-up of a traditional boat bumper. I wish I’d noticed that cable tie before.

These wonderful colours and patterns were on the side of a huge old buoy sitting on the quayside.
Rusty Buoy1

And finally, you can really understand where the Japanese metalsmiths were coming from when you see bits of wood like this.

For anyone interested in Mokume Gane, James Binnion has a nice description of the modern process and some beautiful examples here: http://www.mokume-gane.com/Pages/What_is_Mokume.html

I won’t promise to be back more regularly but I can promise to be thinking about it and reading lots of blogs in the meantime.  Oh, and I will also try and get some stitching done to show you.


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Why do I get the strange ones?

One of my cats is currently sitting about two feet away from me on my desk licking a peppermint teabag to death. I have seen cats eat some very strange things but this is a new one on me, she has split the bag and is even eating some of the leaves. Time for intervention I think.

Does anyone else have pets with strange habits?

I’ve been a bit under the weather again recently but hopefully things are looking up and there will be more textile related posts soon.

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Green Circles

One of the postcard swap groups I belong to, a spin off from Stitchin Fingers had a green themed swap before Christmas.  Unfortunately, the card I sent to my swap partner in Australia never turned up.  Last week I sent off a new card for her along with a few little goodies to make up for the delay, I know it wasn’t my fault, but I still feel like I ought to apologise if you know what I mean?

Anyway, here is a detail from that card, I won’t post the whole thing till I know Gina has received it.

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Of course I took lots of close-ups

But sea air and scrambling around has taken its toll on me.  I managed to sort out what is probably my favourite shot of the day though

Blue Chain

What do you think?

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No close-ups please!

Well, I’m not quite ready to show you any pictures of what I have been doing, but I have been doing.  One thing which is almost finished I’m not going to show you as it’s part of a swap and the other piece I’ve been working on definitely needs more work.

Things have definitely been flowing more smoothly since I had my session with Marion, fingers crossed this will continue.

Off up to the North Norfolk coast tomorrow for some photography.  Going to be somewhat chilly I think.  Glad I’m not going on Sunday though!

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