6 December 2011

Waiting…

 

Held - Awaiting Booking-In Date (GATESHEAD SERVICE CENTRE)
6th Dec 2011
10:34

Arrived At Depot (GATESHEAD SERVICE CENTRE)
6th Dec 2011
04:04

Departed Depot (HATFIELD TERMINAL)
5th Dec 2011
20:32

Arrived At Depot (HATFIELD TERMINAL)
5th Dec 2011
20:29

Parcel data received awaiting coll. (BRISTOL SERVICE CENTRE)
5th Dec 2011
00:00

It’s that time of year when it takes parcels far too long to arrive….. my parcel was only an hours drive away at 04.04am this morning.  Maybe they’ll get it booked in sometime soon?  Amazing they can know its arrived, but its waiting a booking in date – isn’t that the same thing?  Or are they deciding when to put it onto the van and drive north?

Harrogate, Part 2– I have been trying to write this but have given up for two reasons – 1. I realised that I couldn’t, because of copyright issues, post pictures of other peoples work that I liked and 2. I find as I get older that I’m less easily impressed and only really, really liked three pieces of work.  The days where everything excited me are long, long gone.    

Back in the studio I’m working on two very different projects.

Firstly a hanging for DS – he saw Frieda’s circle quilt and asked for one like it.  Having taken a class with Frieda on piecing circles I was well armed with knowledge, if not patience…. piecing is not my favourite task.  Not by hand, not at all really.  Each to their own and I know it makes some people’s bells tinkle, that’s wonderful, it just doesn’t tinkle my sleigh bells.

I wonder what Frieda thinks of the colour scheme!  Very different from hers.
(Sure she’ll tell me! Hello Frieda!)

Mostly chosen by DS himself and with a fern pattern to remind him of our trip to NZ (they are all fossil fern fabrics).

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Guess what I’m stitching this evening – once he’s off to bed…

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The second project involves using the inspiration of Bamburgh Beach and “Coast”, not a cut seam in sight (oh the freedom of ripping silk).

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3 comments:

  1. hm... very interesting! thank you for sharing your thoughts!

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  2. I recognise your tracking of the parcel. John ordered our joint Christmas present (a very high class Boase CD player) and it began its journey to Penzance in Brussels. Next day it had got to Essex, then it went to Tamworth and I am not sure where it went after that but it did seem a very comprehensive tour of the British Isles. Makes you wonder about these 'logistics' firms.

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  3. The layers and warm antique colours on the Bamburgh piece are gorgeous. Really looking forward to seeing how this piece turns out - it might even stir me into getting my own (started nearly 7 years ago!) finished.

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