The important things in life.

Its early morning and the best time to catch the family at home so I’ve been on the computer for a while already. I have the slippers on that Mum sent me once, (not to be seen in public but great for travel) and they are a comfort away from home.   Messages about ‘Quilter…

painting houses

The beginning of a set of houses to be printed on fabric. My Fanciful British House.

Cats on their carpets

I left the hotel in Dublin at 6.30 am yesterday and arrived in Hot Springs around 2.00 am Dublin time…. it was a long day. The lady next to me slept all the way…. I drew and read. Sleep was hard to come by last night so I'm taking it easy today. Just a little…

Traveling, traveling.

I've been on a plane for the past 8 hours. Now I have a break before the next flight.  

Blessed again

Sure I got blessed again as I left the Taxi this morning… I LIKE this Irish custom.

“Bless your hands”

I've got so much to catch up on and not enough time. I've been working on the computer for the past 3 hours and still not finished all the projects yet. But, I had a great day today…I met with the most wonderful group of ladies and with the wisdom of those who quilt we…

The book of Kells

The book of Kells. Yes, that's where I went today. Now I have seen the original and it took my breathe away. The Book of Kells (Trinity College Dublin MS 58) is celebrated for its lavish decoration. The manuscript contains the four Gospels in Latin based on a Vulgate text, written on vellum (prepared calfskin),…

A chip off the old block – re blog.

I just found this blog at the bottom of my page…. I almost forgot it happened… thank goodness I documented it.   Tilly had a sleep over last night. So you copy Bamma and get up in the morning…and  first thing you do is a little Drapplique. via pamhollanddesigns.typepad.com I found this blog recently…. I…

Birmingham continued.

When I was in my 20's I designed an outfit similar to this much to my Mums horror, but she did make it… in fact I didn't use paper pattern for the lining between the sheer fabric… I used lace. I thought I was the 'ants pants' This piece is made by Annette Claxton and…

Interesting things to see.

My goodness. I slept well and dreamt the most amazing things. A bit like Miss Alice Isabella. I collect blue willow and I use it daily. There is something special about using nice plates… I even confess to having a special tray with a hand embroidered cover and wonderful china for my morning coffee or…