Despite being tired...still, I got a pennant finished - working from home I can down tools & rest up for a bit every so often.
Color's gone a bit odd - after 8 years we have bought a new computer. My DH had been installing & backing up everything for a few days - so clever! & today was the day we plugged in the newish moniter & keyboard with mouse to the new...laptop. So, the laptop will be the 'hard drive' & run things in my comfy study & the DH can unplug it & go anywhere else & use it as a laptop. Not at the same time tho.....
so far so good but a few things have changed over the years & I'm looking forward to speed increase while blog hopping - we've gone from 1/2 a Megabit to 4 so that should improve things ;)
Anyway the Fleur de Lys is using velvet from the kind Heloise - I had the incredibly bright idea to use some bondaweb - velvet is sooo wriggly! Drew a pic of the shape on the back - my Dad sent me a pic of the F de L from one of their many history books - stitched from the back, stitched gold on the front, cut it out (kept the reverse, see sample) Ironed it to the square, so easy!!!! then stitched round with zigzag. I don't know why, I think of bondaweb as cheating - I should have used it in the bigger book I made last week as it ruched up so much but I generally learn by my mistakes ;) I need to get on with some brooches, cuffs & notebook bits & pieces as have a 3 hr 1/2 table at a garden party next week...
Heloise also introduced me to Roben-Marie Smith in a post a while back, I LOVE her work. I came across a utube video by her on how to make paper bags & as I ran out, well, I made some a la R-MS. My DH thinks I'm mad but so far the one or 2 customers have loved them ;)
Anyone know what's happened to my courgette, below? Apart from needing a feed it's produced beautiful flowers but only male ones. Not a female bulge behind any of them. In my little experience I thought each plant had both sexes; I remember getting the youngest to fertilize them once, he couldn't believe that a plant practically had body parts within the flowers! But not this one. Oh well, I can eat the flowers in my salad at least.
I can enjoy these tho from the greenhouse.
Despite being rather weary I took my arty budy to have a look at an exhibition in the gallery/hall in Plockton where mine will be held in September. It's called Impressions & they're frinds from the art groups I belong to. Patricia Shone is a ceramicist - wonderful textured work, Laura West, Bookbinder I mean, real books here & Ann Coomber, sculptor. so smooth to touch.(couldn't find a pic link)
All 3 feature on the above pic