Resolutions

After a glut of rich food, socialising and an absence of schedule I find myself craving  hunger and a plan going forward. Yesterday I downloaded a free mind mapping app and a monstrous mandala of order emerged with coloured branches of focus and tiny twigs of how to’s. Let’s hope my resolve to refer to…

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SPARTAN POSTURING

Lately I have been teaching as well as making, but not textiles… music.  However, I am having to fit an increasing textile workload into a decreasing amount of time since Mondays are spent amongst gaggles of small people channeling their vitality and infinite ideas into song and clappy, slappy rhythm. Yesterday I sat in one…

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TITTLE TATTLE

Don’t get me wrong. I’m glad you do, but I can’t help musing as I sew the fourth “clucky egg cosy” of the morning that these who spend well earned, precious finances on tweed fancies to keep eggs warm must be bonkers! I mean Yorick (my other half), was up well into the night watching…

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Colour and Choir

Today I was sewing small fragments of coloured felts together to make the central panel in a strip blind. It has been some time since I’ve made one and the combining of many colours to create impact and vitality was a refreshing diversion from birds and linen. Then evening and the meet of Lismore Choir…

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DO THE LINEN SCRUB

I did know that various hats would be worn as a sole trading textile designer, but I didn’t reckon on a lab coat. Yes, of late science has come into play to discover why the valencia linen was bubbling on some lampshades. Various experiments had to be carried out with small samples stuck to various…

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Ahh for a paddle!

  The last two weeks have left me with little doubt that what goes around most definitely comes around. Oh yes,  my teenage strut, swagger and lip has come back to wallop me square in the face in the form of my 13-year-old son. To be quite honest I find the comments, in the main, hilarious because they’re so…

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CHAOS TO …less chaos.

There’s quite definitely a recurring theme about my life. It has to do with order and chaos and how I constantly seem to be on a quest to turn the former in to the latter be it with a hoover, sewing needle or Sage accounts. Does everybody tangle with this issue in such a  pressing…

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THE WONDER OF WEE TREES

Last year Roger showed unbridled delight as he proudly demonstrated a small leaf peeping over the top of his tree guard. Whilst making all the outward signs of being most impressed I quietly wondered what all the fuss was about. It’s a small tree … they grow! Now, every morning I find some excuse to…

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SUN – yum!

I need vitamin D. I know this because I want to eat this picture, nay,I want to fall into it, clamber inside like a child into Narnia (in summertime!) I’m TIRED of grey. Us Leasachs have now endured way beyond a fair quota of grey. All the farmers need to collect their silage is three…

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