Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Much better now!

Thank you for all your kind wishes helping me on my way to recovery ;) It's been the usual kind of week which flies by in 5 minutes. I had a last minute craft fair in Dornie Hall overlooking Eilean Donan Castle (scroll down half way to the castle pic) on Friday , a wonderful setting. I covered my costs plus a bit - it's early in the season, yet. I was on a cancellation list & got the call the evening before. Quite tricky to not strip the studio  & have enough for a reasonable stall. It's thanks to 'smalls' that I can do it ;)

I sat there working away cutting pieces for cards using a sliding cutting machine that my arty buddy Janet lent me - good for doing on your lap! Then I ran out of glue ;( I was using that fabulous dry glue on a roll thing, doesn't last long! Then I did some hand stitching on this.....well I promised you a sneak peak, didn't I?!



I hadn't realised there were so many last minute things to check & refer to when writing but I finally got there & my Workshop on the Web article was sent off today, phew! Lot's of help from the DH proof reading etc...he's learnt a lot! So exciting, exhilarating, fantastic to have been invited to do this. You'll have to subscribe to WoW to see the rest of the above pic, it's only £15 pa for what must add up to about 32 plus articles, well worth it (aren't I naughty ;)

When I wasn't running around like a blue arsed fly making words fit pics I started to work on a collage like this -


I got a commission for one similar for a wedding present at my exhibition last year ( oh my, the next exhibition is less than 2 months away!!!) I've been thinking about loving words; loved, to be loved, to love, one love, much love,  lovely one....hmm Any ideas I could borrow? So I've been laying down fabrics , pulling out lovely bits of forgotten lace, stitching away. I'll show you when I'm finished.

Said goodbye to my Middlest today, he's gone to sea! Had him home for the Easter holidays tho - so it was good to see him before he went off on his next phase. He'll be in Norway for a few weeks, just off the Arctic Circle! Went for a brisk walk along the shore after they drove off this evening to dry the tears (which nobody saw! ;) aren't I good keeping them to myself! Sweet rainbow, crystal clear on the hills, slanting evening sunshine & I think I heard my first cuckoo.


15 comments:

Iz said...

My, you've been busy - as usual! I'm so glad you're feeling better now. Love the collage of lace and bits. I've just had a peek in a thesaurus for some more words for you: cherish? adored?

Jackie said...

Wow..cuckoos already? You must be having better weather than we are!

Connie Rose said...

I didn't know you'd been sick, Emma (me, too). So glad you're better (me, too)!

Lynda Howells said...

It is hard to let your children go isn't it. But someone many many years ago told me this.." Let them go and they will come home" and believe me..in our case..it worked beautifullyxxxxx Love your work as usual. Glad you are feeling better and the show went well. remember..take it little by little and you will get better anf stay that wayxxlynda

sue said...

Wow - what a week! I too said good-bye to a child this week - the youngest moved to the city for Uni! I was bit sooky too. At least you are keeping super busy - that helps. The wedding collage looks very pretty. Good luck with it all!
x
sue

Suztats said...

Glad you are feeling better, and had a good show. I really like the collage, and it brought to mind words like cherish, tenderly, beloved, and betrothed. Old-fashioned words, I know, but they seem to match the feeling and time period of the laces......
Take it slow, and enjoy.
It's hard to say goodbye to the children as they become adults, I know. Haven't seen DD for 4 years as she's living in Oz now, but, she and her DH and my DGD are planning to visit this summer. I am so excited!
Take care.

mano said...

dear emma, I'm glad, you are feeling better now - and that you can be so busy!
your collage is so wonderful for a wedding present!
my daughter left home before 8 years and it was hard for me - but she likes to come back and visit us, that's great! x mano

Carole said...

Their visits are so much more precious once they've left home! Hugs and best wishes for good health. xo

ju-north said...

Congrats on the wow! Pleased things are going so well for you!

Gilli said...

Lovely collage Emma .... and a mother's tears are always invisible, as you and I both know.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Well that's about the sneakiest peak I have ever seen....love that collage, oh ya! xox Corrine

Su said...

Love the collage! Congrats on the WOW too!

Saturday Sequins said...

Loving the sneak peak and the collage!

A cuckoo? I've only ever seen them coming out of clock before, ha ha, so I'm a little jealous. ;)

Jan said...

Lovingest, as in you are the lovingest one. Loverly. as in Aaooh wouldn't it be loverly.

layers said...

how wonderful to be near a castle.. I have been to Edinburgh.. my son married a girl from Scotland...anyway.. glad you are feeling better.