Saturday, 15 June 2013
We are like cats, chasing spots of winter sunshine in the house. Sophie's been playing with her lego, rejigging the layout and making a comfy couch for her people, perfect for watching TV. I've been absent for the past couple of days, busy with work and real life. I had three days worth of writing to catch up on this morning and it felt like a hard slog. Definitely not one of those days the writing flowed easily, but I kept going - the words 'you can't edit a blank page' echoing in my head. I managed a spot of editing this week, going right back to the first page. A new narrative voice crept in - I like it, but have to make sure it fits the entire text. Write, write and rewrite - isn't that what they say?!
Wednesday, 12 June 2013
my sister Kate's beautiful paintings from yesterday...
Tuesday, 11 June 2013
My infectious poppy making to promote the initiative has inspired my sister Kate has been to paint a beautiful field of poppies today and link to my blog. I have noticed visitors arriving on my traffic feed and thought it best to do a round up of all things poppy and give you some background on the project! I love this photo of Sophie (which featured in our local paper this week) hard at work with her finger knitting.
And here is the digital poppy trail from my poster promoting the initiative. I'm back to crocheting poppies again, now that Sophie's basket liner is finished and think that any moment now I will be making poppies in my sleep. I definitely will be by the time we reach November! All heaps of work, but very exciting and a lot of promise for wonderful projects for many years to come.
Please leave me a comment if you'd like to be involved.
Monday, 10 June 2013
We were lucky to see an abundance of chinese lanterns growing yesterday. They are just beautiful and grown en masse form such a lovely display at this time of year. I've taken cuttings and hope that with some gel I can strike them for our own garden.hollyhocks.
flat circle pattern using half trebles at Attic24 and just kept going once I got the hang of it. I stopped increasing and that's what has formed the sides. Hopefully my hand doesn't drop off before I finish and fill the basket with wool!