Tuesday, 4 December 2012

One month on

It doesn't seem a month since I posted but it is. I think its because I haven't had anything to blog about.
"Thats never stopped her before" I hear you say.
Well anyway, its been a busy month with necessary tasks such as altering curtains that have been a pain for three years, going to the Knitting and stitching show and being totally exhausted by it; seeing the Matthew Bourne production of 'Sleeping Beauty' at the Lowry in Manchester, and apart from that the days have slid by very quickly indeed!
 I've had a sudden rush of brooch making as you may imagine at this time of year. I haven't had a November/December without a craft fair for years so its been quite nice to have a different sort of pre-Christmas period.

 I made one group for the open evening at Create , the pop up craft emporium at the Farmhouse at Astley Hall in Chorley. The wonderful women of Chorley Contemporary Crafters have made this happen. I really admire their enterprise and determination. Its worth a visit especially the gift shop.
 These brooches, at least 15 of them are bound for north Yorkshire tomorrow. 
 I've enjoyed being on the making treadmill again but I made a terrible mess of my house in doing it. 
 Now I'm all tidied up, just having a quiet few moments before I have to get ready for the dog class. 
I really hope Hetty behaves herself. 
Haircut (dog) and Theatre matinee(me) tomorrow. Busy busy busy.......
I wonder if I 'll get my Christmas cards made this year? I've got the lino and the tools but do I have the time?

20 comments:

marigold jam said...

Beautiful brooches - love the colours.

Rachel said...

The Knitting and Stitching Show is exhausting - but it's always fascinating, isn't it.

caprejan said...

Just what I needed to see, your brooches, style, and colours are so lovely.

Twiglet said...

Such a lovely display of brooches. Hope they sell quickly for you. Where do you sell them in North Yorks?

Heather said...

Every one of those brooches is gorgeous and I would find it almost impossible to choose just one. Hope Hetty is a good girl for you and good luck with the Christmas fairs.

sharon young said...

Your brooches are so gorgeous, like little Crown Jewels. Hope Hetty doesn't mind the trip to the trimmers.

jan said...

Beautiful brooches as always.

Living to work - working to live said...

How was the Matthew Bourne? It's on at Sadlers Wells in London and I was wondering about buying some tickets for January. What did you think?

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Maggi said...

Love the colours in these brooches, especially the autumn ones, and the blues, and the - well all of them really! No wonder you haven't blogged as you have been so busy. Hope you get your cards done in time.

Jennie Atkinson said...

Gorgeous as ever! I love all the colours, especially the blue ones. Good luck with the Christmas Fairs.

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Jenni said...

These are amazing.. Love your use of colour.
Jenni

jinxxxygirl said...

Hope you'll show us your Christmas cards if you get to them. LOVE to see them. As always your brooches are incredible...the colors the designs...OO La La! Hugs! deb

Wendy said...

Oh, I do love your brooches so much. i've got one on my wishlist, so I'm hoping my family pay heed! Looking forward to seeing your christmas cards, I hadn't even thought about Christmas cards... agh!!

Kim Henkel said...

Your work is so very beautiful. Love the colours and the textures, and the shapes... well I love it all!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Your brooches are definitely on the covet list for a lot of people! I wonder how Hetty is doing at class - when we took Odin I think he was the absolute worst student but they gave him a graduate hat anyway. I think that was because they didn't want him to come back!!

Anna said...

What a fabulous array of brooches, your colour combinations are stunning.

Needles, Beads and Threads said...

Love your brooches, do you sell the pattern?reply to tanvel at yahoo dot com

Iz said...

Lovely autumnal colours! Hope Hetty is better now. Thank you for your comment on the machine embroidery survey thing - a very good tip, particularly for those whose machine threading set-up doesn't allow for the jam jar trick!

lyla mclean said...

Your work is fascinating and you seem like someone I'd love to have coffee and a natter with if you were,'t 6000 miles away.

lylamclean8@yahoo.ca

Cindy said...

your brooches are gorgeous! i admire you work.



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