Wednesday, August 24
Two weeks and no signs of Socks.
My next project is to start drawing the flowers, birds and insects which I see on a daily basis here in the Nilgiris. I'm hoping to create a colouring book.
Monday, August 15
Socks has been missing since last Sunday night.7th August. It's been a week and I'm getting a bit worried.
I've been told they can wander off in search of a mate and that they come back, but a week? we also live in jungle country to make matters worse.
I've been reading on the net that some tom cats can wander 10 miles and come back after months.
I call out to Socks and hope he's safe and well and will get back once he's done with sowing wild oats.
I miss the warmth of his soft cuddly body curled up on my lap and the little depression between the two pillows on our bed lies vacant. It was his favourite spot to nap during the day.
Come home Socks.
Do you have Tom cats who've gone walk about? How long was it before your pet came back?
Thursday, August 4
I hope you recognise opportunities to give your dreams wings to fly.
It's been a busy week with guests at Welaro.
Thursday, July 28
All perfect for the Crazy Quilt blocks I was making for the Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2016.
This is the March CQ block which is beside this cross stitch piece for the Joyful World Stitch along.
The pink and gold zari brocade piece is part of the border of one of my mum's sarees. It's falling apart but I've added some embroidery in blue chain stitch tohold the piece together.
The blue fabric is cotton dyed with indigo.
Since acquiring all these precious bits of fabric I've begun to put together the CQ blocks in no time at all. So instead of stitching the pattern for the month from the Joyful World stitch along first and then agonising over the CQ block, things have gotten so much easier. I hope I'll be able to catch up, it's almost August and I've only completed the pages until March.
Have a good week. Hope you catch up with whatever needs catching up with.
Wednesday, July 13
A Chinese Thread Book or Zhen Xian Bao is an origami book made by the Miao people of China for the purpose of storing thread and needles.
There are seven pockets in all. I've read that they go up to as many as fifteen pockets. That's a lot of thread in someone's stash.
Would you like to make a Zhen Xian Bao? I followed the instructions in this video tutorial by Paper Kawaii to make mine. The embridered paper motifs are my own creations.
Have a great week.
Monday, June 27
The Amulet- an edition of three altered books are complete.
Words to bolster the spirits.
I've covered the outer cover of the book with indigo dyed fabric and attached my label.
The Amulets are bound for an exhibition of artists books and books made by artist in August. Will share more details at a later date. Have to get on with the creation of two more books I have in mind.
Hope you're busy with projects which are bringing you much satisfaction as you scale new artistic heights.
Sunday, May 29
I'm making steady progress on The Edition of Three.
Guinea fowl feather has found it's way into the book. Love the spotted perfection.
Dragonfly, sequins and some threadwork.
Foil discs with blanket stitch.
In other news I wrote a post for the Tea Box blog Still Steeping entitled Cats, Art and a Tea Garden.