City scape on tweed.
City scape on tweed.

Fortunately, the only grey blocks I’ve had to look at lately are the endless blocks of fabric needing cut for this Eco Motives order. It makes me thank my lucky stars I don’t live in a town anymore, even this much grey regimentality is getting me down, no less because I’m sure a large fabric guillotine could do the job in a tenth of the time. Dreeeeeam!

That was yesterday, today was decorating. Much more fun but more time consuming than I had hoped even though I was sewing like a pixie on speed (except this pixie was on strong coffee).

Cushion fronts and coffee wrap cuts.
Cushion fronts and coffee wrap cuts.

I cycled back in glorious sunset hues of deep orange and pinks, stopped at the shop to grab something sweet and something savoury for the Halloween party in the hall and completely forgot about the duking apples…ooops! Right now Yorick and Tom (ill looking devil) will no doubt be whirling sparklers and gasping at fireworks organised by our resident explosives expert, Mark. Handy, very handy! And I’m not there…hurraaaay!

Snow capped Mull this morning.
Snow capped Mull this morning.

I won’t be around for the next couple days. Heading down to a lodge near Edinburgh for a night of hedonistic revelry with musician mates (Shooglenifty, The Love boat big band, Orkestra del Sol, Salsa Celtica and Eliza Carthy ) and my great friend Conrad who will be 40 tomorrow.

Have good weekend

x Sarah

Posted by:mogwaii

Born: 13th March 1969 in Edinburgh Star sign: Pisces Where do I live? An beautiful island called Lismore Who with? I live with my gorgeous man - Yorick, and my beautiful boys Ruben (currently 14) and Tom (10) and we also have cat poppy, cat Bashy and cat Spyro. What do I do there? Water veggies in the polytunnel, loads of mopping up, picking up clothes, cooking and washing dishes. The rest of the time I'm in a blissfull state in my studio making things out of wool and designing the next must have (in my head!) and a lot of cycling to and fro My favourite Books: Right now...empowerment books like "The power of now" and "The Secret", but also John Fowles "The Magus" and "The kite runner" and I love the "Tao of Poo" My Favourite films: Babettes feast, Wings of desire and The colour of Pomegranites. My favourite music: Bach cello suites for designing, Dolly parton for making (especially her album Little Sparrow), Teddy Thompson and loads of other stuff! What did I do before moving to Lismore? * Went to school in Edinburgh (South Morningside primary then St. Mary's music school and then George Watson's) * Went to Brazil for a year, fell in love, learnt Portuguese and spun a lot of wool * Studied foundation in visual arts in Manchester poly and then went on to study BA Hons in textiles at Goldsmith's college * Made felt hats, sold them at Camden market and then eventualy Liberties and had Ruben in the midst of it all - moved to Pathhead * Tom came along and I stopped making hats. sung lots of Jazz, taught Brazilian and samba singing, recorded an album and started singing with La Boum * Tom went to school and I set up Mogwaii * Moved here in 2006 There you go!! xx Sarah (from left) Ruben, me and Tom (from left) Ruben, me and Tom

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