David (postmaster) and I have a new game  to quell the tedium of endless parcels. I say something to David in the accent of the parcel destination and he has to guess where it’s bound. Today was Nevada which he struggled with even though I babbled  in my best mid American accent (he was fairly close with Nebraska though), and then Middlesex.  I accepted London given that my cockney is not great at the best of times and with no regional subtlety. I can’t wait for Wales or Uganda but it would be a miracle if he guessed Newcastle.  I , in my very infantile way am enjoying this game immensely but I think David may be bored already!

So yesterday I finaly managed to fully complete the Eco Motives order with two grass lamps.

grass-lamps

The lampshade drums have been sitting in a box in the porch for an embarrassing length of time, waiting for a moment of calm in which I can tend to them. It was nice to cover the drums again. I have lately been sending the fabric down to the drum maker  which means they attach the fabric directly on to the drum omitting the need for the rolled edge shown above. I do kind of like the structure of my way though.

I’d like to list these on etsy but the cost of posting lamps to the states would be more than the cost of the lamp itself.  Maybe NOTHS would be a safer bet.

One more thing. Check out this link

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00g2b0t/b00g29y7/Na_Trads_2008/

My sister was the final performer at the Trad music awards 2008. I was feeling so proud with tears running down my face as I watched. You do have to shift the play browser forward to about 1hour 25 mins if you just want to catch Mairi, however the whole show is fairly entertaining if trad’s your cup of tea.

The skies were incredible yesterday. Look at this

lismore-sky

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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

5 replies on “Guess the address

  1. Don’t you feel bad about your sense of humor if Mister David gets bored before you. That’s just the kind of game I love! haha. Except I’m terrible at accents and the boyfriend never fails to remind me when I try one. Those skies are lovely, and so are those lamps! I’ve always wanted to make my own lampshade. Perhaps I will try over break 🙂 Have a super awesome day!

    Just wait till you get an order from Boston or the Southern States, that’ll be fun!

  2. Hiya Sarah,

    It’s Hannah from Radiance. I’ve been getting into the whole blogging thing lately and have been on a search for oher artists blogs. Yours came to mind so I had a read. just thought I’d say a quick hi. Nice to hear about your life up there…and about the bagpipe playing. That’s funny! I’ve bought Euan a distortian peddle for his electric guitar for Christmas so should be interesting…and challenging!!

    Business is good down here. Had a busy winterseason.

    I like your new work!

    anyway warm winter wishes
    Hannah x

  3. Just visited for the first time – found you through the lovely Nicole at FB – your work is wonderful, your writing a joy, and then, oh look, you live in one of my favourite places in the whole world. I lived in Oban and then in Lochgilphead a lifetime ago, and still miss it all the time. Authoritarians get so uppitty about nationalities and where one can live and work and etc, and thus I could not stay…

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