September and October have flown silently by and it’s only just over a week till our move to Tiree. If I had time to think about it I’d be full of trepidation, but as I still have masses of packing to do, and there are a few other little chores like the quarterly VAT return to get out of the way meanwhile, I don’t suppose I will have any time to think at all.

Not content with my inability to keep up with one blog, I’ve started a second one as well, Tiree journal, (and I’ve been neglecting that one too). I don’t plan to separate life and art or anything like that, but I do want to keep the focus here mainly on textiles, and I know I’ll also want to keep a record of this adventure we’re setting out on, or I’ll forget.

Not much to report on the art front, but here is a little piece of silk, an experiment in ‘painting’ with stitch resist, made before I packed up the equipment. I am so looking forward to getting everything out of boxes at the other end and getting back to making.

stitched resist sample

Thank you to everyone who’s left a comment in the last month or two – if I didn’t reply, I apologise. It will be lovely to be able to catch up with you all soon. Just a few ferry journeys between now and then…

still here – just

8 thoughts on “still here – just

  • October 23, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    Oh we didn’t get our coffee! I haven’t been to Kendal all year except to two exhibitions at the Abbott Hall both flying visits.
    Are you moving to Tiree for a fixed time or is it as forever as it gets in your life?
    I have a friend who has a house on Lewis, and a former colleagye teaching in Lerwick but thats miles away isn’t it?
    I must say, Tiree is the one island I always liked the look of but I read its the windiest place in Britain.
    I am off to the Isla of Man for a talk and workshop tomorrow but have just had a text from IOM steamship co. to say the earlier ferry is cancelled so watch this (Well…mine)space.

  • October 23, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    Sounds like you are having a busy time at the moment! I shall be sure to check out your new blog.
    Love the experimental silk, the colours are gorgeous. Can’t wait to see what you come up with once the boxes are unpacked!

    Bev x welcome back x

  • October 23, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    Beautiful piece… Godspeed on your journey!

  • October 24, 2008 at 9:44 am

    love the your new place.Gosh! What lovely scenery!

    neki desu

  • October 25, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    Good luck with your move Fiona, it looks a wonderful place to live. I’m sure you will be inspired to produce many more beautiful pieces.

  • October 26, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    Good luck with the move. Hope you find everything when you unpack!

  • October 27, 2008 at 10:20 am

    Love the stitch resist piece. Good luck with the move.

  • October 31, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    That silk sample is beautiful, I wonder how you made it! And I am looking forward to your posts from your new place, you will be much closer to Inverness, if you ever come to the Highlands, get in touch, please!
    Have a safe move and journey!

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