Category Archives: Reflections

Taking time

A few stitches on the first ‘Time and Space’ quilt: I found that very fine crochet cotton (the long yellow stitches you can see here) is perfect for basting. This area will be quilted in squares eventually, so there will … Continue reading

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As well as the larger series, which will be quilts, I’ll be working on some smaller pieces, which will be cloths – that is, not quilted. Just bits of cloth and stitch on a cloth ground. Something very honest and … Continue reading

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Reading week

Taking a break to catch up with some reading. See you in a week or two.

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On relativity (or, when is a scrap not a scrap)

I had a bout of neuralgia over the weekend and have been unable to do much stitching. While out of action I turned to the fabric storage situation. Sorting fabrics is a pleasant little job, but it can become a … Continue reading

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Happy new year

A new start. New Year’s Eve strikes me the same way as birthdays: a few minutes pass, close to midnight, and suddenly it’s a different year and people start jumping around and whooping. This idea of marking the vastness of … Continue reading

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Dark and light

Somehow I was surprised that needle and thread might cast a shadow. Light affects all things, and without the darkness we’d never notice it. The shortest day is nearly upon us, along with the longest night of the year. Hubs … Continue reading

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small things and needles

Thank you for all the very kind birthday messages. I like small things – particularly scale models. I like to see life-sized details replicated on a small scale. Some of us think large and like to see the bigger picture … Continue reading

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Ring of time

It’s been a week of catching up: correspondence, administration, tidying, sorting, a little parcelling – and I seem to have little to show for it. Running round in circles trying to get everything done, trying – and failing – to … Continue reading

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Kinship with cloth

It’s funny how one sample leads to another with almost no effort, and how each adds a little more information to the incomplete picture of where it’s all leading. Still the same sort of size (10″ x 10″-ish), this one … Continue reading

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The crone cloth

I’ve been planning a large cloth for about a year now. It still hasn’t got much further than the only-in-my-head stage, although I have planned the arrangement of quilt blocks together with rough sizes. This square cloth will be the … Continue reading

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