28th October 2014
I am back to sewing after quite a break from needle and thread. I am breaking myself back in gently with some insects scattered on a wholecloth. I’m enjoying fiddling around with little bits and pieces of silk again, embroidery thread and random colours. It’s not exactly a magnum opus but it’s getting me back in my groove. My eye is still a bit squiffy to say the least but I have decided to make friends with the large jellyfish like creature that floats across my vision every few minutes, closely followed by what looks like an octopus and other life forms more suited to an aquarium. I have been told that this debris can take weeks/months to clear and so making friends with it rather than continuous exasperation seems a better way to go.
I came home from the school run to an unexpected package from UPS. The International Quilt Festival (Houston Quilt Mecca, starting tomorrow) asked me weeks ago if they might have permission to photograph my quilt with a possibility of putting it in their annual magazine to coincide with the festival. They said they would send me a free copy if my quilt was included. And there it was. My bête noire!