Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Happy New(ish) Year

Since I've had a couple of comments asking me where I am this is a quick picture-less post to say I'm fine and thinking, scheming, and planning my online course.

I've been out and bought a video camera.
I've just set up a Big Cartel Shop (Nothing in it yet)
I've placed an order for wool tops from Wingham Wool Works and when it arrives I'll make the first video, hopefully, starting with feltmaking.

Details of how to buy the course will be on here when its ready.  It will be about 6 weeks, about 10 videos, and there will be a break at the end of February while I soak up some Irish landscape and music, then back to it second week of March.

It will be for watching, or for making along with me and the videos will be available for at least 6 months. Maybe more. It will start with feltmaking, touch on using prefelts, creating felts to stitch on; designing for stitch, introduction to machine embroidery, a bit of hand stitching and finishing and mounting.

Anyway I'm sure not everyone reading this is all that interested in the above.

Our Christmas was OK. I persuaded my Mum to stay the night , I made a heavenly Christmas dinner , turkey and all the trimmings and at about 6 o'clock I had to go to bed because I was streaming with a cold and felt lousy. What a shame for my Mum. Still she was in good company with my lovely boys and husband, and Hetty and Jools looked after her too!

Oh yes! I can show a picture. My younger son is now on a 'proper' living wage and so we got some super dooper presents this year , I was the luckiest Mum with these in my metaphorical stocking.
The other thing we got for Christmas was the balls off our gatepost returned! Now its not huge news and I have to say they're more trouble than they are worth in terms of ensuring that they don't disappear again. We haven't stuck them back on yet. They were at a reclamation yard and I went with a policeman (after a tip off by a builder friend) and we recovered them. Of course, the owner just couldn't remember who sold them to him.



Unknown said...

I'm really looking forward to your online course, can't wait.

Unknown said...

Your online course sounds fascinating i'm interested as i love the embroidery you produce.

Rachel said...

Sorry to hear of your Christmas cold - at least you have some lovely present to cheer you up!

jac said...

Glad you've got your balls back. I used to live round the corner from you and I was sad to hear that they'd been stolen

ju-north said...

Good luck with the course! I'm sure you will be inundated with students!

ShirleyGoldenDoodles said...

yay! Welcome back, and seasons greetings, sorry about your cold on the big day but bed was probably the right place for you.

I am very keen to partake of your course so I hope I can afford it! Do you have any idea how much it will be?

I have blue glazed pots on our gate posts and they've been "removed" at least three times, once I found them smashed to very small pieces just round the corner. I keep replacing them and DH keeps cementing them in place. I do love to fill them with cyclamen in winter and tete a tete narcissi in spring..... ooh hope that won't be long.

Still, snuggle up and keep warm.... and in touch!
Mary Jenkins

Heather said...

Your online course sounds great - I'm sure you'll have lots of interest. Sorry Christmas was spoiled for you by that cold. I bought some Art Bars but haven't played with them yet. You'll have to re-attach your stone balls with superglue this time!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

So glad that your balls are returned (that does sound kinkie...oops!). Really wish I had time to take your class.

Robin Mac said...

Looking forward to your online course details. I managed to acquire a vomiting bug on Christmas morning so my Christmas lunch was a piece of cold turkey breast and some lettuce leaves - very exciting! At least I did not have to worry about dieting afterwards. Those art bars look interesting. Cheers

Maggi said...

Hope you are feeling better now. Good luck with the online course, I'm sure it will be a high success.

Julie said...

I'm glad you're ok and looking forward to an exciting year. Good luck with your planned course, I'm sure there'll be lots of interest. What a fab gift from your son. Wonderful!

FeltersJourney said...

Great news that you got your balls back! That was a bit of luck.
Good for you getting your course up n running!

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