Last night I was burning the midnight oil responding to a series of questions fired upon me by Home Plus Scotland magazine. They want to feature my blog in some addition next year and the whole event got me thinking about how, when and why I blog…or not as has been my recent guilty pleasure. No, I realised how much I missed the whole business of a) writing and b) communicating. How, in actual fact…blogging is maybe my way of processing work, ideas…sensing the world outside the mud and marvel of Lismore. It is, however an exercise and just in the same way as jogging can provide immense exhilaration and well-being, it is also very easy to abandon.
Anyhow…enough of that. I am presently revisiting an old friend.
Wisteria 2. Cut and ready to roll.
An old friend who provided me with about as much stress as that impressed upon a sock in a mangle. Yes…welcome back Wisteria blind. I’m not going to re tell the sorry saga of the above blinds parent but you can read all about it in http://mogwaii.wordpress.com/2009/02/24/blind-optimism/ . So I have been given the wonderful opportunity to create wisteria offspring, six to be exact, as well as a sequoia blind and an elephant wheel blind.
sewing the pine needles on the sequoia.
However, this time the blinds are not quite the size of an articulated lorry and can be worked prior to lamination, Phew, and are proving a thrill and joy.
Sequoia on a roll with the others, waiting to head down south for lamination and mechanism.
I know that you are still pondering “elephant wheel”. Yes, I did too until Mia sent me a picture of a beautiful, weathered, wooden wheel thing which was to inspire one of the passageway blinds. This gave me the opportunity to explore the concept of a single, moon/sun like circle on a blind and various samples were stitched up and sent off for Mias’ consideration. She and I both loved the circle of silk wedged between the blind fabric and laminate, stitched with random rotating lines, creating an effect a bit like a nest.
Stitched lines on the surface
However, it’s all very well whizzing a small, sample sized piece of wool round and around on a sewing machine. But I suspect a two and a half metre bolt of cloth will provide a whole host of delightful challenges. Watch this space!
A couple of pics of armies of birdies
about to migrate to Brighton
and flotillas of fish:
Thankfully now gone!