Monday, 29 August 2011

And it only rained once.

I have spent the past two weekends at Springfield's Shopping Outlet Centre in Spalding. As part of their Summer Festival each weekend there was a craft tent and live bands, despite very grey clouds it did only rain once (honestly). Unique Cottage Farm Studios where I teach had a stand and all the artists have done about two weekends each over the past six weekends. This was the last one
It really wasn't very busy and I was determine to complete several projects. I finally sewed the binding onto two quilts and completed a small landscape. This is a piece that will be going into an exhibition so I can only show you the tiny part below (the black is part of the chair). It is also a bit fuzzy so I'm sure I'm not giving too much away.
I shared the tent with a very talented potter and a man who makes rocking horses. The two quilts were not for sale, just workshop samples.
These are examples of Rob's work, so talented.
Each day was a different live band, I heard rock, pop, brass, country and today was a soul singer. These two girls were really good as a tribute band. Bet you can guess who they were trying to be.
After completing existing projects I had to start something new. This involved a stack of love letters from about 25 years ago which got cut up into hexagons. Of course I had to read them as I went through so lots of memories returned. I'm sure though that if DH and I had met today lots of correspondence would be through texts which would be hard to look at (probably impossible) in 25 years time.
As I cut them up I included pictures, I am using two sizes of hexagons for this project.
This was cut from a London travel card dated 09 JUN 90 - has anyone else got 21 year old travel cards and bus tickets?
I always return to my love of hexagons. For this project you will be able to see the words.
I hate having my photo taken. A friend caught me off guard and took this with my camera. Jackie, see I have been very brave and posted it. Oh yes, before anyone asked I made very little money. Anyone want any hand made soap,  hand dyed buttons or threads??????


  1. Hope I get to see the hexagon quilt when it's finished! Sorry I didn't get across to Springfields at the weekend. Saturday I was ill and Sunday we had Mum here.

  2. I bet my aunt paid you a visit over the weekend, she lives in Spalding and is heavily into art and craft. I visited Springfields quite a few years ago now when we went back to the UK for a visit. It was a beautiful nursery with a cafe back then, I believe it's changed somewhat.


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