Monday, 30 June 2008
Sunday, 29 June 2008
Friday, 27 June 2008
Thursday, 26 June 2008
I'm just waiting for a batch of brownies to come out of the oven so I can hit the pillow.
Monday, 23 June 2008
Sunday, 22 June 2008
And how it finished last night!
Sarah and Peter do one move where she lying on his feet, in this basic position. From there, she turns a full somersault on his feet. Here's a sequence of Mummy's cousin having a go:
Of course Eleanor had to join in:
Funnily enough, that Sarah and I first learned to juggle at the same age as these girls - while staying with their parents in England!
Showing Eleanor the finer points of photography:
Eleanor on my shoulders:
Friday, 20 June 2008
I had Elizabeth's Song in my head while making this, and was even thinking of using some of the lyrics on the label; but it's about a baby girl, and I didn't want to change them. Instead another line came to mind: 'The ageless perfect symmetry of birth to death to birth". And since I didn't want to call my work perfect, and it is (mostly!) symmetrical...
My other urgent project is also complete and is headed for an Express Post bag tomorrow - hopefully after I get the chance to take some outside photos of it flat - the colour is much better.
James while I was taking the photo above:
Tuesday, 17 June 2008
I'm really happy with the foundation-pieced boat I designed -although it will look better once I've added some detail with the quilting. I was also really happy with the different foundtaion papers (Carol Doak's - easier to remove and much cheaper than the EQ Printables I had been using).This is a surprise which should have been done a week ago. The top was done entirely from my stash, so I've better subtract 2m from the total. From completing the design, this has taken 3 nights up until after 2am (note the time of this post!). It is now mostly quilted. I've designed the label (and a few others ready to print out a full sheet), but for now I think I'll go to bed!