And when I am feeling blue, then I find playing a little Bach very calming,and listening to Murray Periahia playing Bach ( Goldberg Variations), uplifting and soothing at the same time.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
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Friday, November 23, 2007
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Wednesday, November 14, 2007
I have all of Kumiko's books and I am mad about her work. Her books are full of treasures that I want to make and the fabrics she uses are delicious.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
The exhibition is called Exposure 2007 and " Blown Away" and we were truly blown away by the technical skill of these students. I don't think I should show photos of the models because most of the inventions haven't been patented yet, but I can show some of the other displays:
And I loved this creation.
More about our weekend tomorrow, but for now ,
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Wednesday, November 7, 2007
I did so enjoy giving the quilt to Keira yesterday. Both children displayed such delight and pleasure, and rolled around on it like two little puppies. We wrapped them in it like a colourful caterpillar and flung them on the bed. They were shrieking with glee and high excitement!
Today has been a good and bad day in a way. Good, this morning because I had a Alexander Technique session with a wonderful practitioner, and I am now able to play my violin for longer stretches of time without pain, ( YAY) but horribly bad this afternoon when I had to see the dentist about my root canal work. He is going to fix ONE tooth with root canal treatment in December ( at a cost of $1765.00) and the other tooth abscess that I hoped he would fix, well he says he is not able to, and wants me to have the tooth out next week with my own dentist.....aargh. He has given me more antibiotics to get me through the weekend.
All my life I have had horrendous treatment with my teeth, and I sometimes wonder if I should have them all removed, but that thought doesn't hang around for long. Oh dear, I am not good with pain.
Last night I did manage to knit the last few rows on my Wicked Sweater, and NO sewing up thanks to this great pattern by the zephyr style girls. This was a fairly quick knit using the lovely Colinette Jitterbug wool that I bought in I Knit London.
Now that is out of the way I want to get cracking on the wrap around top that I am making for Melissa. It is also in 4 ply and is taking me a little while because of the lace design.
If you want to check out the pattern it is here in knitty.com It is called Arisaig and I am knitting it in the same wool that the designer used.
I am going to be firm with myself and not start anything new in knitting until I have finished this. I still have the fronts and the sleeves AND the tie to do!
Monday, November 5, 2007
I made Billie a little quilt of his own. He has grown rather attatched to it, I must say.
Saturday, November 3, 2007
I have a weekend on my own so I thought I would spend the time catching up on some of the weeds in the garden and this:I am enjoying working on this quilt for Keira.The colours are bright and cheerful and also reflect Keira's personality to some extent.The zig zag blocks I added are randomly placed, it is totally unstructured and the eye is not quite sure what will come next. Keira is usually bright and cheerful, incredibly sweet and cute, but sometimes ...whoosh...a tiny mood change...and one is not quite sure what will happen next!
I have placed a brown border with crystanthumums . This design is a Kaffe Fassett and the fabrics are from his range too.
Friday, November 2, 2007
Time for tea.