Thursday, 12 November 2009

Time Wasters





I am always bemoaning the fact that I seem to run out of time. The jobs stack up, the dealines get closer and closer and I seem to run around in ever increasing circles. I have a load of sewing to do before Linda and I take off for Cowslip Workshops next week-end. It is the annual Christmas Craft Fair and I like to take some things that I have made using vintage textiles as well as bits and pieces of the raw materials. Every time I think 'Oh I need to get in that cupboard' or 'I will use the embellisher to do that job' I am cut short in my tracks as I can't bear to disturb my sleeping felines. They always manage to perch themselves just where I want to be. Sometimes I do have to be a bit hard hearted but most times things are put off for another time, but with three of them around the house it gets hard to find somewhere to work. Never mind I wouldn't be without them. Oops I have to go I am being prodded in the back by Archie who wants to get on my lap!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Ilminster Textile Fair

Today I was at Ilminster for the Talent for Textiles Fair. As usual it was a lovely day with visits from many familiar faces. Ilminister is always a very social occasion where we mix business with pleasure.
We will be returning to Ilminster on March 24th 2010 meanwhile in the not too distant future, Friday in fact, Linda and I travel to Bisley, nr. Stroud for the Rag Market which is run to raise funds for the Stroudwater Textile Trust This is another interesting quality Rag Market and this time we will be joined by John Gillow, of 'World Textiles' fame.

Favourite Things

These are my favourite things at the moment. Most of the garden has been decimated by the latest rain and wind but these miniature cyclamen soldier bravely on in their Turquoise pot on the pond wall. I see them every time I stand at my sink and they make my day!