Friday, 12 June 2009

Now we are six

Tired though you must be of seeing my latest creations I now present two more blocks to make the whole up to six.
Several people have remarked on the fact that they look like Protozoa, which if I remember my school Biology, are single cell organisms.
Yes.
I like that idea, but they started with 'retro' in mind.
Maybe they should be called 'Retrozoa'.





Or for exhibition purposes and so I don't have to go teaching, 'Will sell Separately'.

However I don't think I could sell them.
I find it very hard to part with things.
I clung to the bumper of the car which took these long buried treasures to the tip.
Buried under a pile of junk in the garage that is. Or was.
We still have plenty more bikes in there to be parted from.



Much sewing has been done this week for Art and Garden tomorrow and Sunday. I am taking the entire contents of my etsy shop and praying for fine weather.


Maybe when its over, I can get on with a bit of housework .
But if you look closely at the picture you will see that there are other pressing jobs outside.

By the way, what happens to your blog when you use up all your 1024 megabytes?
I hope bits don't disappear.
I like my first few posts, its a lovely diary of last year. Especially this one.
Two of the dogs in the last picture have gone to pastures new.

27 comments:

Heloise said...

Good luck with the Art and Garden days.

Julie said...

Good luck with the Art and Garden. The weather forecast looks reasonable for the weekend. Thanks for linking to that post, your felt Doc Martins were awesome.

I use Picasa to upload my pics to the blog and it doesn't use any of my bytes. The only drawback is it only loads 4 pics so you have to split the post up. My DH has been blogging for 2 years and hasn't reached the end of his bytes on his photo blog yet. (He doesn't use Picasa) I don't know what happens if you do get to the end of your bytes.

Heather said...

Your retro pieces look great mounted on small canvases and will go down a treat at Art and Garden. The weather for the weekend is good especially Sunday I believe so take some sun cream! The work on your linked post is fantastic.

arlee said...

RETROzOA------YES!!!! And i'd like to see them even bigger :}

Jenny said...

Wish I lived close enough to visit Art and Garden,forecast is good, so have a lovely time.

Textile Art Showcase said...

Good luck at Art and Garden Jackie.w Just like last year I can't make it this year either!!
I think when you use up all your megabytes you simply start a new blog and create a link from your old one to it!!!
(What would I know!)
Have a good weekend - I am off to Alston for a course. Fingers crossed that the weather stays fine.

Hens Teeth said...

Wishing bigo mucho sales this weekend my friend. Sorry I am not able to pop along and say "hello"

Mich said...

I never get tired of looking at them, they are so beautiful !!

Jacky said...

I love them all mounted on the canvases...and they look lovely in a cluster of six.

Jacky xox

whitney-anne said...

they look great on the canvases and I like the name - v witty. By the way I found a site selling v small canvases if you ever need more.

jude said...

yes make one the size of a house!

my blog is rather large now....never thought about that.....

Cathy said...

That is scary. I didn't know we were limited to a certain size of blog. Mine is picture heavy so I expect that uses them quicker. Love the retro "zoas". Very colourful.

Gina said...

I didn't know we were limited to size... how do we know we are nearing the limit... panic!!!!
Bought a Quilting Arts at Art Van Go today.... just because ... and I quote "my friend has got an article in it" It looks lovely Jackie. Well done. Hope Art and the Garden goes well.

Jan said...

Hello, I love your blog and your work. Congrats on being in QA, I thought I recognized your work although I didn't know your name other than Dog Daisy Chain. I'm covering several things in this comment, sorry. Regarding slugs:-) if you have anything copper, surround your plant with it because slugs will not cross copper. I have copper screening that I cut into little strips and make a ring around the plant. One plant was drooping over and touched the ground outside the ring and a slug got it. I live in wet Oregon, USA, we have lots of slugs. Also I am a dog lover and send my condolences for your recent loss. I'm still recovering from my own pet losses, 3 lost in 6 months. 2 were very old so that is a bit easier, at least they had full lives. Your dog is beautiful, sorry for your loss. Good luck with the show this weekend.
Jan

Jackie said...

Thank you for all your comments everyone. I am especially replying to Jan who doesn't have her own blog and is a no reply blogger. Thank you for the very comprehensive answer. I read a book called Our Lady of the forest(?)and 'Snow Falling on Cedars' set in Oregan and I know how damp it is from them.
I need to get to grips with my garden and the slugs...

blomman said...

I am just amazed at all the wonderful work that you produce. I just love the colours and shapes. What a creativity!

E Marie said...

love your work. it's ok to be attached to it. it is simply fabulous! best wishes for selling a lot at the Art and Garden show.

Robyn said...

Retrozoa.....perfect! Best of luck for Art and Garden, Jackie.

I've been hearing disturbing snippets about using up all your whatevers....wish someone would write a blog post about it because I have no idea what it's all about.

ColourFly said...

Last week I got my Quilting Arts. Your work is fantastic, wonderful!!!!!
And now I am visiting your blog and I am sitting here with a open mouth stunning! I like your work so much but have too less words for it.

Sabine

Sara Lechner said...

they are wonderful, different but all yours. I hope I won't get to the end of my bytes, I didn't know this could happen! they'll let you know what to do I hope!!

Lisbeth said...

I just received Quilting Arts June/July and at once had to search you in the internet. The pictures here are even better then in the magazine. I just love your work. You have found an other follower of your blog.
Lisbeth

Art4Sol said...

It's a beautiful collection. Good luck with the exhibit!

Victoria said...

Beautiful Jackie! Hope the show was a great sunny success! As for the mega bytes... I used to worry about that but after two years of blogging I have only used up 30, so I figure I've got a ways to go still. Also, went to the book store last week but they hadn't yet gotten the new issue of Quilting Arts in... #$%^&#!! Hoping to snag a copy this week! xo

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Sweet Willow.
I didn't realize you had lost two this year. Bless your heart.
You should fill the house up with more, when you can.

changelingthings said...

Hi - I recently found your blog through a link from Sharon's Pin Tangle blog. I really love these quirky and organic looking pieces they look like they could have a life of their own.

Raggy Rat said...

hi jackie
i know i still have to accept your award i might do that tonight while steves out and the children sleep ...

i love your retrozoa on blocks, they look like propper grown up art which is aspire to ... i too wonder what happens when one runs out - do we get to pay £500 to get some more? does anyone know ?
hmmmmm

Robin Olsen said...

Oooh, I think these are my favorite yet. Love these rich colors.



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