Friday, September 14, 2007

Silk Paper class. I went to the knitting and stitching show at the NEC yesterday and took a one hour class with Sarah Lawrence. This is the piece of silk paper that I came away with.

It was made by laying out cocoon strippings, spraying with dye and then adding a sprinkling of gold flakes. Then ironed between sheets of silicone paper. Very simple.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

This is Katy, occasionally known as "that bloody animal", in an endearing way of course.

She is the reason why I haven't posted much recently, or the reason why I haven't achieved much recently, so have had nothing to blog about.

Katy has been poorly again. She is on the mend now and, having been pampered rotten, is being a bit of a prima donna. When she is awake of course - asleep she is adorable.

Latest tumor has gone, the pancreatitis is under control for the time being, the renal failure is on-going but not critical yet, the heart murmur isn't a problem except for when she has been charging about like a puppy, the cataracts don't appear to bother her too much and the deafness is a wonderful excuse for doing as she pleases.

So, think of me trying to sew with Katy's head on my foot and my foot on the pedal of the sewing machine. Is it any wonder my stitches aren't even.....