Friday, 20 August 2010

Yawn yawn

Ugh. Last night at about 8 p.m. the man arrived with his machine to harvest our almonds. He usually takes between 5 and 6 hours to do it with his tractor making that reversing peeping noise all the time. So a broken night.

Then .. the builder arrived at 8 in the morning to make some repairs to a leek that we have in the roof Argh. ... Then I am late for a breakfast appointment with friends, they forgave me though (good friends) Then ... swimming /aquarobics class in the other town. Home for lunch. Then ... finished painting the two new doors we have just had installed upstairs.  And now I´ve got to think of something to feed the old man! It´s no wonder I haven´t got much done in the way of stitching today!

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Photos of my town and my work

I thought you might like to see a little of my environment. This is a picture of my local town. There are cave houses at the top of the hill that the town council have renovated and made into a tourist attraction. Of course I´ve never been. I find that I will travel miles to see things but never visit the sites on my own doorstep.

The blue bridge is a pedestrian way over the rambla - dry river bed- from the new part of the town to the old where the Friday market is held every week.

As you can see the main high street runs across the rambla and occasionally, just occasionally there is water running in it, and then we have nowhere to park our cars, when going shopping, but generally it´s safe.

And now you know where I´m coming from you might like to see this. It´s my final piece for module 1 line. I am now waiting to see what my tutor thinks of it. I hope you like it.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

C & G

I forgot to add that I am doing the C & G level 3 Design and Craft - Embroidery course with the School of Stitched Textiles. I have just submitted my first module - line and await with baited breath the comments. I decided to do the course after chatting with my Mum and telling her how frustrated I was about sewing other peoples ideas i.e. kits, and wished I could make my own. She suggested I learn how to design for myself, and the rest is history. At first I found the drawing/sketching part really difficult, as it´s been many, many years since I had to do anything like that, but I can see the point of it all now and am really enjoying the second module ... just can´t wait to get on to the stitching part of it. I quite like the idea of industry and cross-stitch!!
I will try to find out how to add pictures to this tomorrow.

My Very First Blog Ever!

I have finally found how to make a blog. I intend to use this to keep in touch with my stitching friends and to show them how my work is progressing. ... or not as the case may be!