Tuesday, 18 March 2008

A Pause in Proceedings

Last night I had a tutorial for my Opus course and we (?) decided that as I am a little behind on this module, due to a spell in hospital and tending to our little family crisis, it would be a good idea for me to make a real effort to catch up before my next tutorial. There are seven stitch methodology assignments we have to study before moving onto the next part of the module - so far I have managed to finish two in the past two weeks - "Image" and "Pattern" which means I have five more to get through before Thursday 27th March... Aaarrgh!!!
So I've got to prioritise... and I've decided to take a little blogging break for a week or so. It was that or not feed the family... mmmm, tempting...

So before I go I'll leave you with a little colour. At the weekend I found two wool blankets in our local charity shop (thrift store) for the bargain price of £1.50 each. But not very inspiring colours.

So, I cut them up and with the help of some machine dyes I've now got all these beautiful pieces of coloured recycled blankets to use in some lovely stitch projects... if only I had the time for some stitch projects. I guess I'll just add them to the ever growing stash of other fabrics I never get around to using. Nice to look at though.

I've also had a few blogging awards from some of you recently but I've not been organised enough to mention them. I'd like to say thank you for thinking of me - you know who you are and I promise I'll get around to mentioning them soon. On that note - I'd better get back to feeding the family before continuing with the next assignment! Have a wonderful Easter holiday... think of me... and in the words of this man... "I'll be back!"


  1. Good luck with your assignment and although we'll miss you it will be worthwhile taking a blog break.

    Those blankets look wonderful and I'll now be scouring the charity shops for some myself!


  2. Those wool blankets are stunning! I never thought of using machine dyes before.

    I'll miss you whilst you take your break - but you're right to prioritise.

    Looking forward to seeing you when you get back. Have a good Easter.


  3. Hospital? Did I miss something or did you just mean Jacob? The blankets look great and a bargain too!

    Good luck with your studying. See you after Easter! :) Oh, and Happy Easter too!

  4. Good luck Gina - we'll be waiting when you get back!

  5. Aye hope you glide through your assignments. The blankets are stunning...who's a clever girl coming up with that one :D love it

  6. It is difficult when time is short for studying. I spent three years doing wood carving and sculpture courses at adult ed and thoroughly enjoyed it but the "homework" was a challenge to fit in. Em was a toddler at the time. I wanted to go on to do my degree but couldn't.
    So good luck with your assignment Gina and i hope you have a very Happy Easter Love Jane x

  7. Happy Easter! and good luck with the assgnment.

    See you at the Reach Art & Craft Fair. Maybe I should take a mini-break from blogging and concentrate of new prints and cards for my stall?


  8. Your blankets were a good buy. I keep looking, but never see any and to think of all the ones I threw away! The colours are lovely. Don't stay away too long will you? We've got so used to you now.

  9. Good luck with your work - I don't blame you for taking a bloggy break but we will miss you loads! We'll just have to pretend you are on an exotic holiday again!

    Those blankets look amazing all dyed - can't wait to see what you turn them into!

    Lots of love Lucy xxx

  10. Happy Easter to you and your family.I hope Jacob doesn't miss out to much.
    You will be missed but I cant wait to see the results.
    The blankets look lovely what a good idea.

  11. Hi Gina,
    Thanks for your comment on my blog - I've really enjoyed reading yours, too :o) I will be back when your blogging hiatus is over... and in the meantime, good luck with your work and have a happy Easter weekend.

  12. You have some lovely colours to work with.

  13. what beautiful colors you made these blankets! and i love all the cool photos on your site, very creative.

  14. Good on you for prioritising Gina. I take regular blog breaks and think it is very healthy! I am drooling over the photo's of the blankets. You have such a way with colors....yummmm...

    I hope you had a great Easter with your family.

    Loved the photo's of your big day out with your blogging friends! It looked like you had such a wonderful time together (if I lived in your part of the world I would love to meet you too).

    Big hugs from me and Sally Splatt *who is enjoying the cooler Autumn weather here after our hot Aussie summer*

    Dot xx

  15. P.S One can NEVER have too much fabric in a fabric stash. I think mine is growing daily!


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