Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Where has the time gone ...

Wow ... April just flew by and I only managed 3 blog posts.  I can't believe how fast the weeks are whizzing by, and the years too.  I got an email from SST telling me my C&G registration had expired and I needed to re-register to continue the course.  Panic set in !!  I really do need to get cracking and finish the course, I'm so close, so  its been head down and bum up for the past few days.

Since my last post I've been mega busy with general day to day things and not had much time for sewing.

I went to Brisbane, Qld for 4 days to spend time with hubby for his birthday.  Fell in love with a wonderful new housing estate set amongst the hills, but just need to win lotto to be able to purchase a block ... in the meantime I'll continue dreaming ....

Whilst in Brisbane I managed to squeeze in a day at the Modern Art Gallery where they had an exhibition of hats from the V&A in England, entitled "hats an anthology by Stephen Jones".  It was brilliant!  There were old and modern hats, way-out hats, delicate soft hats .... all mouth-drooling stuff.  Unfortunately I wasn't allowed to take any photos, so I've included a scan of the brochure instead ...  I know! I know! it just isn't the same thing, is it?!   Some photographs would have been much better .....

I've also had a birthday recently and hubby bought me 4 new textile books.  The rest of the family gave me new pj's, a gorgeous lilac fleecy dressing gown, and massive fluffy slippers that make me look like the big Yeti ... so I'm now spending my evenings curled up in front of the tele, snuggled in my new night-attire, cuppa tea in hand and reading my books and dreaming of wonderful textile things I can do.
But of course, there's still the wall hanging to finish.  One requirement of the log book is that one of the finished pieces has to include hand stitching, so I'm throwing as much of it as I can into this piece and have just spent 3 days couching a celtic knot pattern along the side edges of the hanging.  Why do I always pick the most time consuming methods ????
So now its back to the grind stone and more stitching ....


  1. Pleased you got to the 'Hats', I saw it at the V&A when it was on. it was hugely inspiring especially the video of one being made. Well done with the hand stitching!!!!

  2. You've certainly been busy, and it sounds like that will continue. How lovely to have new books to look through, always good for inspiration, I love getting my felt ones out to look through. Happy stitching - the knot pattern looks really good. xx

  3. Julie,
    thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment. The months are just wizzing by aren't they?!