A Lismore panorama in the morning sun

Despite the glorious drug that is winter sun, these last two days have proved a bit of a strain or should I say sprain. Young Tom flipped dramatically in his skates at school and has consequently sprained, fractured or possibly broken his ankle. Unfortunately he was not able to keep the leg still long enough to award a good x-ray image so we are having to speculate on the internal damage based on swelling and pain level. Swelling has reduced and the pain is definitely subsiding so we are keeping our fingers crossed for sprain only, resulting in the possibility of a christmas session on the ski slopes. This whole scenario has been a vivid lesson in the law of attraction since only two weeks ago Tom was gleefully leaping about on a set of crutches in the community hall saying how he would quite like to have to use crutches for a while. I did, at the time, remind him that he should be careful what he wishes for and couldn’t resist a smug “what did I tell you?”. Now Tom is a bit spooked.

So, as you may have guessed, work schedule has been mildly interrupted. However, I did manage to complete the faces of the twig and strip roman blinds.

Sewing the occasional berry on to the bay window twig blinds
Fine felt strips sewn up but not yet sewn into the charcoal strip blinds

Tomorrow I press on with the lining and mechanism and in the evening pick up Jenny the sheepdog whom we are adopting for a month while her mum and dad globe trot to New Zealand. I’m hoping she will be prepared to either run alongside my bike or sit in the tag along during my commute so that she can keep me company at work. Do you think the occasional dog hair and paw prints might add an extra “Je ne sais quoa” to my work? Hmmm

Pretty misty this morning
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

7 replies on “Sprains and strains

  1. Sara, that woolly fabric you are using looks so luxurious! I like the patchwork line, extra touch of colour – and the berries of course!

    We were in Oban in the summer, passing Lismore on several occassions, I though of you a lot…! Merry Christmas to you and a soon recovery for a patient!

  2. We hope you are doing well.
    Peggy and I are spending a quiet afternoon at work. We are both massage therapists and like to take our spare time to have a tea and chat and sometimes learn a few great things in the process.
    We happened upon you blog this wonderful winter afternoon in Ontario, Canada while looking for Boiled wool on the internet. We were looking up how this fabric was made because I(Gloria) have never heard of it and Peggy was wearing a fabulous sweater made from the material. While looking up images of the material, the photo of your custom made beret (from October 2008) caught our attention! SMASHING! we both ooed and awed over it! and then we saw how you dyed the red part on the top and thought it was absolutely wonderful!
    We were delighted to read some of your blogs and all of your creative endeavors. You are definitely an inspiration. We both knit and you have definitely rekindled an old desire in me to sew. I can definitely tell you attract lots of wonderful energy. Such creativity!
    We are wondering, which Lismore are you from? Apparently there is one in Canada, USA, Australia, United Kingdom and Ireland. All of your photos of where you live look so welcoming.
    Do you sell your items over seas or is it strictly a in Country selling?
    Well, thank you sooo much for sharing a little bit of what you do. We have definitely been affected in the most positive way!
    hoping all the best for you!
    Peggy and Gloria

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