Sunday, 21 July 2013

Sweltering Stitching

 
You'd have thought I'd learnt my lessons stitching to  a deadline in a heatwave in 2003 when  the temperature was the highest ever recorded in the UK at 38.1 C. But here I am again, stitching my FOQ entry in front of a fan so I can  deliver it  tomorrow (or maybe Tuesday....) . Most of the stitching  so far was done 2 weeks ago  listening to R5 commentary of Wimbledon Mens Final. Now it's 'My Family and Other Animals' on Audiobook . Finding indigo and sweat don't mix!!! At least  my other entry is finished, labelled, rolled, waiting it's bag.

Normal service on blogging will resume shortly -  lots to catch up with after a very busy few weeks: orchid site visits( and a film premiere); Hampton Court Flower show; Bellowhead; more indigo dyeing; international moss conference.
I've also  been getting to grips with my new tablet - have worked out how to load and reduce size of photos but my attempts at blogging resulted in deleting my post on RA Summer exhibition!!
Tomorrow I start my 'Dusk Watercolours' class at City Lit -preparation for another week of painting seascapes at Slapton in 2 weeks time.
Stay chilled!

6 comments:

Dale Anne Potter said...

Oh I hear you Maggie with the heat! Not a fan at all of anything over 24C. Was watching some of Wimbledon & saw all those poor people fanning themselves.
What we endure for the love of making ART!
Hope it cools off for you soon....

Felicity said...

That looks really beautiful! How big is it?

Stitching in the heat is no fun - hope it cools down for you soon.

Sandra Wyman said...

This looks really good Mags - I'm sure the sweat and indigo mix will add a certain je ne sais quoi. Heat a problem even up north - I've had to move sewing machine to the kitchen table from the second floor to escape rising heat - with draught from windows and doors it becomes just about bearable - but the dragonfly is now finished...

Margaret Cooter said...

Excellent accompaniment to stitching, My Family and Other Animals ... what a great book, whether read or listened to. The stitching looks good, too!

Julie said...

I'm pleased to say mine was finished before the heatwave but I do need to give it a thorough thumping with the iron as it's shamelessly curving in the heat. Bellowhead! Tell us more!

Sonja Doyle said...

Hello from Regina, Sk, Canada!

I love your work! Very inspiring, and thought provoking. I especially love your Shibori with acrylics and masking tape. Lovely concept.

I look forward to seeing more of your creations.

Sonja Doyle