Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Fourth Cast

Adults should not break bones!!! I do not recommend this sorry experience at all. I am now on my fourth cast, but, fingers crossed this one might last the next three weeks. For some reason, other than the fact that I am weird as my DH so eloquently puts it, my hands swell up when they get hot especially at night. Imagine what happens when it tries to swell up when it is in a cast. not fun. hence the forth cast which is loose and would not win any prizes for esthetic value, but it does allow my poor hand to swell up.!! I usually have the philosophy that everything happens for a reason and something good always comes out of such misfortune..... well i am still looking for the good on this broken wrist escapade!!! There was a young guy in the fracture clinic yesterday, he was 20, and has broken both heel bones. He faces 8 weeks off his feet, surgery, and is guaranteed arthritis at an early age due to the damage. Sort of put my wrist into perspective, as all things considered this`is expected to heal fully, but might take a few months and i am sure a few doses of naproxen!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Over the last two years I have been involved in ATCs, our web home is Although I have only met one of my arty friends in person ANg, I feel I have made a lot of friends around the world through this medium. One if these friends is LisaB, or Queen Lisa to some of us! Not only is she an amazing artist, but she is an amazing person, very caring and funny. Earlier this year her darling husband AC was diagnosed with leukemia, and despite the efforts of the docs he lost his battle this last weekend. From Lisa's posts we felt we knew him just a little bit, they were soul mates and loved each other very much. My heart breaks for her.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

August already!

My but the years go fast these days!!! I managed to do some playing this week with the watercolours, and an hoping to refine at least one into a postcard! At least having bought some 140 lb paper it is not buckling as much, but i really do need more practice. I am thinking of looking for a watercolour beginners class in the fall, that would help immensely!!! tried drawing too but the paper wont stay still!!!!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Same cast!!

Well, I still have the plaster cast, that has now been wrapped to make it tighter! The bones have not moved and so they do not want to risk moving anything! I have to say that the staff in the fracture clinic are excellent!

I tried some drawing on the weekend LOL Fabric is definitely my preferred medium! I shall persevere!

Saturday, July 26, 2008


Well I must have been busy to miss a whole month without blogging!! I guess I will have ample time in the next five weeks considering the fact that I managed to fall and break my wrist last weekend!! I was sorting the cardboard for recycling and did my usual trick of stepping on it to flatten it! Bad idea, slipped and went flying, put out left wrist and crack! DH came running to see if I was OK, and my response was no I broke my wrist! Five hours, 7 x-rays, one cast and a closed reduction later I was home! The swelling has gone down and now the temp cast feels really loose! More x-rays on Monday and a permanent cast if all is well.

Time to practise drawing skills I guess as that is about the only art one can do with a left wrist in plaster!

Saturday, May 31, 2008

New ATCs

These are two cards I made when I was playing about! I love the effect of zapping organza with the heat gun, partly because the effects are somewhat unpredictable! Once I had zapped it I decided to try a different approach to each one. The first I used golds to enhance it and then the second I went for the contrast with three colours according to my handy dandy colour wheel. You would think for all the threads I have I would have had the exact colour of thread, but no, anyway I figured this pink/purple was close enough!!! Still can't decide which one I prefer!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Collage Mania

Well surprise surprise someone bid for my Collage! I was so excited!! It is going all the way to Alabama!

I also have a funky new Sewing machine which I have to say is quite the Bees knees to use an English expression! It is the Husqvarna SE LE and I am very impressed! Lots to learn as it is quite different from the Janome that I part exchanged!! I will be taking some lessons for the Digitising software as well as the machine's bells and whistles!! Tried a few stitches out on some ATCs I was doing for a swap at ATCsfor all. I am of course behind again on the Journal pages, although i do have the ideas for them now! ANg came over last week and we dyed some silk hankies!! They will end up in one of the pages!!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Fibre Art for a Cause

In my efforts to "get my art out there" I submitted a piece to Virginia Speigel for Fiber Art for a Cause" , almost fell off my chair when it was accepted and of course now I am fretting as to whether anyone will want to buy it! The angst of the unknown artist!!!!! Here is it!! I have since thought of numerous ways to improve it, but it is submitted and there you go!

Sea Fantasy

Here is a page I completed for a swap on The background is velvet and I needle felted the fibres onto the base with my embellisher machine -such fun!! Then added the free motion stitching and the fish beads! I had had the fish beads for ages and this seemed the perfect place to use them!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Postcard for Spring!

Here is a postcard I made for a swap on ATCsforall. It is a pay it forward swap, and great fun. I am loving the larger format to play with in fabric, just a tad bigger than an ATC!!! haven't got to ATCs this week as I have been finishing off a Rag Baby quilt for my new nephew!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

March 25 2008

Wow, wonders will never cease, I have actually created the Blog. Not sure of the format but then I can learn as I go along! Off to find the images to upload!