Friday, 25 March 2011

Whoops - a photo missing....

Sorry, I'm messing up badly today...hopefull the missing photo will be here....

I am working......

Hello folks....we have had a wonderful spell of weather here in Northern Ireland...some days the temperatures were 17, 18 and even 20 degrees...however one still has to I'm including a photo of a piece from Corinthians which I am at present working on for a is very detailed.
When I do have a minute I am knitting a waistcoat/vest in Noro - watercolour personified...every stitch is so colourful, whether dull or bright...with little shots of brilliant silk colours among the duller ones. This also reminds us that those dull areas could represent the times in our lives when things were not so pleasant but they are overtaken by the good times when things went well and brightened our lives. I've knit this kind of yarn before and loved it...I actually bought it many years ago in America when it was unheard of over here. It is expensive but so satisfying to work with.
Take care! Hope wherever you are (except Aussieland where it's Autumn!) you are experiencing better weather with the prospect of sunshine to come.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

St Patrick's Day

Good Morning everyone across the world....Greetings from the green fields of Northern Ireland where Patrick tended his sheep and taught us how God would like us to live. The sun is shining here for this special day in our calendar.

I'm hoping to be able to post a little image by Waltzingmouse Stamps for this can go visit Claire's site to download it for yourself.

However you spend today I wish you all a happy day.

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Sorry for the lack of posts but life is exceptionally busy. I have just spent the day writing in liquid gold (sort of stuff framers use to smarten up old picture frames etc) on very large and awkward to work with wooden boards. Beautiful boards of course but not as easy to write on as paper. For a start one has to use a flat brush. The writing is almost the easy part as the the drafting takes a lot of time. You have to do a complete draft on paper and then cut those all up to 'paste' them unto the boards for an idea of how the text might look. Then when you are completely happy (am I ever happy at that stage, not really!) you can start to write straight off on the boards. Scary stuff sometimes. All done now and I want to leave them until Monday when I will erase the white watercolour pencil markings. Although the gold dries very quickly I want it to harden hence the wait to tidy up.
Also waiting is a set of Order of Service inserts to be printed and inserted into their outer covers. I am just waiting for confirmation that all is correct with the text before I print the inserts.
Then a job of writing guests names on wedding invitations - quite a large wedding too. This job is comparitively easy but long. Hours and hours.
There are other orders to be completed, one being a Ruby Wedding Card.
Sorry I've no photos for you!
We had snow this morning...wet snow...and it has rained the most of the day and there is now only snow left on the grass. It will be all gone in the morning probably.
Take care everyone.....earthquakes, tsunami....etc.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Awards Aplenty!!!

I want to thank Velda and Pauline for their recent awards...ladies.....I am going to tell you 8 things about me you may not know but never having particpated in 'chain' letters I am opting out of that part of the award...I apologise if this annoys you.
I am hopeless on the computer so linking this and that is a trouble to me....however here are 8 things you may not even WANT to know!!!

I was born into a very humble home and I have 2 sisters and 1 brother and I am the baby of the family.

I would love to have learned to play the piano and indeed would still like to learn music but time is of the essence.

I studied secretarial stuff when I should have been doing art. But in the late 50's and 60's art was not something you earned a living doing!

I played netball and loved all sports and as the college I attended was part of an old gaol with a very high ceiling they had a trapeze and I was the only one who would get on it....I used to swing by my knees from and safety would never allow it now without a net to catch you if you fell.

I love to travel - gaps in my travel life are visits to Japan, India, China, Russia.

I really like to surprise people by sending a card or doing something for them when they least expect it...that gives me so much satisfaction.

I like to cook and eat...suffice to say I've always had a battle with my weight!

I'm an oldie - there are compensations bus and train travel within Ireland which I intend to make use of in the months and years ahead dv.

Think that's 8...what a job to think of those!

Renewed apologies for not linking stuff - I have tried but no luck.