Saturday, 25 July 2009


I have been a bit tardy posting up my calendar girl cards, this one is from Lynda at Purple Missus and was for June, and the one below is from Debbi in Aus,please go to the calendar girl website by clicking on the logo as both cards are superb but spoilt by my photos.
The boasting is about our local horticultural show my daughter entered the fruit cake below

Olive entered this great scarecrow which won first prize, well done Olive.

I entered this bag in the item made from recycled items ,and got a first prize and best handicraft in show award!

This cushion which also won a first.

And my favourite this scarf, nuno felted and hand embroidered and beaded, got second because it was supposed to have been made from a metre of the same fabric and nuno felting was not considered as one fabric, well you live and learn.

The catalogue stated "three dressed onions" so that is what they got tongue in cheek, well the judges have a good sense of fun as they got a Highly commended, and a comment saying " on this occasion they were a little overdressed"!

So next year I am going to work out a way of doing "runner beans" any suggestions.

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Calender girls card and York

It was my choice this month for the Calender girls card, all that lovely texture so I used one of the many techniques that I had learnt on Carol and Lynda`s on line course, it was a bit hard on Lynda as the card was for her.There book "Stitching the textured surface " arrived this week and it is full of exciting and brilliant ideas, available from or the fibre in form website it is well worth the money.
This card was made with machined cords which were covered in gesso and then painted.

I picked these dock leaves when I was out walking the dog, the colours are great and the holes, I will get around to doing something with them one day.

We had a weekend in York, my birthday present to my husband,great weather and an amazing city, not just the minster which is superb, we stayed and listened to a service the acoustics are fantastic.

These two tapestries were part of a bigger piece,lovely work and a great stump work sheep.

Quite a few of the tombs had these effigies decorating them.

We walked all the way round the city walls, York is unique as so many old building are so well preserved, below is one of the many gatehouses protecting the river.

We had a sort of four poster bed to sleep in and the plumbing was about the same era.It was a great weekend but we shall have to go back as we didnt get into Betty `s for tea as it was too busy.