'If you make happiness your goal, then you're not going to get to it… The goal should be an interesting life."

Dorothy Rowe

Monday 31 December 2007

Is Blogger trying to tell me something?

I have tried four times to post a picture of my gorgeous granddaughter - and twice - er three times - to change the font. Blogger tells me it has saved the changes - but it hasn't. This reinforces my naturally Luddite tendencies.

Changing the subject - I have finished sewing leaves into plastic pockets. I think. I have done 99 and may make it 100, because I like round numbers -assuming I have counted them correctly. For anyone interested in the technicalities of sewing leaves into plastic - I used Robison Anton gold thread and it was wonderful - very little breakage, which is unusual for a metallic. And unfortunately cheap plastic pockets don't work, you need the thick ones.

We have a social day tomorrow - meeting the other grandparents for a vintage bus outing - and then I will start thinking seriously about how to fasten the leaves together - and what to hang them off.

Sunday 30 December 2007

What I did this afternoon

Overcome with excitement, I have decided to post a scan of what I did this afternoon. You [my non-existent readers] may wonder who in their right mind spends an afternoon sewing skeleton leaves into plastic pockets. [Some of them had added glitter.]

Welcome to the crazy world of the C&G embroidery student.

The intention is that eventually they will be come a metre long embroidery. First I have to work out how to join the [cut out] leaves together again.

Sanity? What's that?

P.S I will add the scan when Blogger lets me ...

my first post

So in a moment of madness [I have only had half a glass of wine so I can't use drunkenness as an excuse], I have started a blog. I can't remember to write in a diary every day so why I think I will keep it up to date I don't know. And I have no idea what I will put in it, although I have a suspicion embroidery will appear.