Well it looks like the heavens are opening again with rain. Yesterday we had thunder and hail. It has also turned cold again, I am a chilly mortal I know but I am feeling the cold at the moment.
So whilst I write this to you all I am sipping my cup of coffee and watching an ingenious squirrel climb about and pick the bits of nuts out of the scoop of bird food I have put out!!
Today I am hopefully going to finish another piece of stitching I have been working on. I do feel that what I do is like painting but with thread...... Others of you sew and I get some lovely emails. Needlework, which ever form it takes, is an art. You only have to walk around the V & A or Hampton Court to appreciate that.
At school I wasn't interested in sewing, only Art because I really did not want to make a apron from gingham and skirt from what can only be described as a clingy and horrid colour fabric. I remember asking about embroidery but was told ' it's not on the curriculum' !!! So I threw myself into art. For the O levels we had to produce three pieces of work, two throughout the year and one on exam day. All different mediums. I did peppers ( the kind you eat, red, green, yellow) I drew some with pencil, I made some from clay and on the day I did a collage of them with fabrics!!! my sewing teacher was amazed as it seemed to her, at least, that I had no interest in sewing at all.....
What is so lovely about what I do now is that I am creating a picture from fabrics and stitching, and it really is an outlet for creative instinct.
So I am away to my sewing and designs and whatever you do today have a great one!
But just before I go dear readers........
Those nice people at Microsoft have kindly upgraded me to Internet Explorer 11.
Why am I telling you this? Because I nearly had a laptop shaped hole in my window last night after fighting with my blog as nothing seemed to work. But my readers, I have a very clever husband who came to said laptop's rescue and to the rescue of my hair, which I was pulling out! All's well that ends well, but if you find anything strange when looking at my blog please message me. Thank you.