Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Taking Stock

Do you find that sometimes September is a time to look at the future?  More than at New Year?

I think it's to do with the school year starting in September in England.  Especially as the daughter of teachers, then as a pupil and as a teacher myself, and as a mother of a child at school, my year was regulated by term times and the new school year.  I haven't been ruled by that since Andy left school in 2005, but still September feels like the time to re-set.

I feel it's time to take stock of what I'm doing with this blog.  Obviously Covid has something to do with feeling unsettled.  I often blog about my holidays and workshops I've attended, and neither of these things are happening much just now.

I would really appreciate it if you would spend a few minutes replying to this blog in the comments when you've read my questions.

I write my blog for me.  It's a bonus that people read it - thank you.  However maybe now is the time to make it more focussed for your interests.

So what keeps you reading my blog?

Which of these topics would you like to see featured here?

Travel (when I can do it again!)
Days Out
Mixed Media
Step by step photos of a piece of work
Photos and photography
My faith
My Word of the Year and the journal that goes with it
How to make books
Other people's work
Posts about mental health issues

Is there anything else you would like to see not in the list?

And my last question. I post every week on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Is that about right? Too many posts? 

I would really love you to reply in the comments below.  If you prefer to cntact me privately clik on Contact Me on the right of this page.

Thank you for joining me today.

Saturday, 12 September 2020

Another piece finished

Last Saturday I showed you the piece I had cut up and reassembled.   I had pinned it to a piece of fine calico and I was going to quilt it and hand stitch the pice taking the handstitching off the collage pieces and onto the cream background.

Well of course that wasn't what happened!  I cut the calico off.  I put a piece of acrylic felt and a backing cotton behind it.

I machine stitched around the rectangles

I cut out bird shapes and tried them in various formations on the piece.

I ended up with this formation and fused the bird shapes on.  Then I added the binding.

There's still the possibility of adding handstitching to the piece but for now I'm going to leave it alone.

Thanks for joining me today


Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Journal Update

My last Journal Update post was in July.  Seems a very long time ago!

I'm pleased to say that I completed Mary's Thessalonians Word Study.  Here are the pages to prove it!

I decided I was going to do 31 days of doodles - one a dya through August.  But actually I didn't start until I finished the word study.

I still did 31 days, although sometimes I did 3 days at a time to catch up, finishing on September 5th.

They're not very exciting but at least I finished my challenge.

Thanks for joining me today.