Friday, 13 July 2012

blue skies on the horizon

Poor old blog, so neglected over the past weeks, again.   But what to say?
It's the same old same old.   Weather too awful to inspire new work.   Darning
Ben's jeans possibly the highlight of the fortnight!

We spent a couple of nights in Cornwall at the beginning of this week.  Will and
little Ben hired a camper van, so we joined them.    One night under canvas in
a damp field.   Ben was delighted to see a ship in the sky.  That's what it looked 
like.   In reality, the sea was obscured by mist.    One night with my daughter's
family in Truro.   Oh, bliss.   A roof, a bed, and delicious food.  

It took two hours to get out of Dorset, a journey that usually takes thirty minutes.
Torrential rain had made the roads impassable.

Then our e mail server decided to change their system.   I can't get mail!!!!!!
Grrr......   Time to move on.

Tomorrow we leave for our favourite Greek Island of Naxos


Flying into Athens.   Taking the bus to the port to catch the ferry

Naxos, here we come

lunch in the shade

or, by the beach?   

deconstructed screen print

Monday, 2 July 2012

Good timing

On Saturday I took an indigo workshop in my garden.     All week I checked
the weather forecast.   It went through all the usual combinations we are
experiencing this summer.   From hot, humid, heavy and light rain showers.

Would I have to cancel;  erect the gazebo for the vat, and provide umbrellas
to get to the clothes line?   No!   The sun shone, and we had such fun.  Indeed,
it was just great being outside, never mind the excuse of indigo dyeing.

I am home alone for a couple of days, relishing the chance to stitch, and grab
a bite to eat when I am hungry.   What a treat!

Today I dug out painted papers, doodled on the machine, added a dab or two of
paint, and hand stitched to finish.

That was fun.  It's been ages since I have had time to play.
The indigo plants are very thirsty so I guess the rain is
welcomed by them, although to really grow well more
sun and warmth is required.   Still, nature usually
catches up.   Who knows, we might have a really
hot July.  Today is it pouring down again.