Friday, 13 March 2009

Pretty Post and Shopping

Where did the week go? I can't believe it's Friday already! And I can't even remember what I've been doing all week. Not much on the creating front except for a bit of embellishing to make a background for a piece I can't show yet.
The postman did bring me a very pretty package from Gina and she had wrapped the contents up beautifully in some lovely Kaffe Fassett fabric and a delicate lacey edging which will be gratefully assimilated into my stash.

Also enclosed were 2 postcards of part of Gina's work for the Prism exhibition.

I have to admit to a little shopping this week.....

These two gorgeous hanks of loveliness were actually bought in Whitby on our Yorkshire break a couple of weeks ago. The fabulous Fandango yarn is a Collinette handpainted cotton and I can see this incorporated into my long-planned seascape when I ever get round to working on it.
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The fabric above was bought on Thursday on a coach trip to Loughborough. I only went into Quorn Country Crafts to buy a lightbulb for my embellisher! Honest guv'! The Egyptian hieroglyphics jumped out at me as I've got an Egyptian inspired piece lurking in my brain and my friend forced me to buy the other three pieces. Honest! She did!! Buy 4 get one free! I had three and my friend had the other two. The blue spotty piece hiding at the bottom has got me very excited and is for a secret present for someone which I won't be able to show you for a little while, although I can't wait to make it so it shouldn't be too long.
I am absolutely exhausted today after my trip to Loughborough yesterday so I've tried to have a quiet day, especially as I'm going to the Sewing For Pleasure Show at Birmingham NEC tomorrow. Fortunately I'm going on a coach so I won't have to drive. I think I'd be a liability on the road if I was driving. I'm going to be meeting up with one of the girls I swap with at MixedMedia ATC_UK Yahoo group. Wendy excels at altered and mixed media art and her blog is well worth a visit for its inspiration. Wendy and I havn't met up before so I'm looking forward to seeing her. By the way Wendy, I changed my blog photo so you can see me without the hat :-D
I can now show you what I was working on a couple of weeks ago as it has reached its destination.

I made this Under the Seascape for Becky in a one to one swap in exchange for the lovely Mr Lizard painting I received from Becky last week. I photographed it on a very bright day so it looks a bit washed out and it is actually square, not bowed as it looks in the photo. Becky is unfortunately in hospital at the moment so I hope you soon feel much better, Becky.
My resolution for tomorrow at the Sewing Show is to concentrate on the exhibits and not too much shopping so come back next week and see if I've been good or very good!! lol Have a great weekend wherever you are in the world.



Oh Julie you have so many wonderful things to show us here. I love your "Under the Seascape" piece, it's really gorgeous with those colours and all those beads. I also like the fabrics and yarns you picked up recently. Also, I love the background you've photographed them on! And, finally, how lucky you are to have Gina's cards wrapped up in that gorgeous fabric

Hope you enjoy yourself at the Sewing Show. Have a great time! I won't say "don't spend too much!" lol :o) Carolyn

Guzzisue said...

looks like you found the old chapel at Whitby:-) sadly monday is looking doubtful due to waiting for workmen :-(

Genie said...

Hi Julie you have had a busy time.
love all the pieces you have shown.
have a lovely day tomorrow.

maggi said...

What a lovely selection of gifts. Your Under the Seascape is beautiful and I just adore Colinette 'wools'. Enjoy yourself at the NEC.

sharon young said...

What lovely post and shopping, That Fandango yarn is apparently a beast to knit with according to one of my kniting group friends, so just as well you're intending it for something else.
Have a great day tomorrow.

Jackie said...

What a lovely newsy post. I'm glad i'm not the only one who can't resist Colinette yarn.

Heather said...

I love the piece you made for Becky and hope she is making good progress. The Kaffe Fassett fabric is lovely and those yarns are too. I think Colinette yarns would look good just hanging on the wall in place of pictures. I'll be back to see what you do with those lovely fabrics too. Don't work too hard and hope you have a great day at the show.

Gina said...

Hope you enjoyed the CD Julie.