Monday, 12 December 2016

Finishing things off

Hello my lovely readers.  I am back.  I think I'm back, I suppose that remains to be seen. Thank you for your wonderful messages of support on my previous post, it's so lovely to know that people care.  My situation remains unchanged, some days are OK, some are horrible.  I'm struggling to differentiate what is grief over the end of my marriage, what is me missing Mr Ex-CA and what is depression/BPD.  Anyway, enough of that!

I've made plenty of things recently. I've been to a lot of classes (including 4 at the Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show), however I've completely failed to take photos.  I'm going to remedy that soon, but in the meantime...


I made the clear and black version of this necklace in a class, a LONG time ago.  I then bought the components to make the aqua and black one.  A couple of years ago, as I was putting on the aqua one, the thread snapped and the beads on one side fell off.  Another day, the clear pendent fell off the necklace.  There they sat for years... I think it took me 20 minutes to fix them both!

I also finally took the time to hang some of the wall hangings I've made.  I bought some dowel which I cut to size and sanded with my Dremel.


This quilt got pride of place over the fireplace.  I love seeing it up.  I wish I'd put it up months ago as maybe Mr Ex-CA needed reminding of what I was going through...  (see the quilt here)



My large blackwork sampler went on the wall in the living room.  I felt I needed a narrowish space to hang it due to the shape.   I apologise for the photos, however there's no natural light in my house (I have film on the windows to stop people seeing in) and this was the best I could do.  (Much better photo of this piece found here)



Harry ended up on this wall in the dining room with a picture I bought for Mr Ex-CA and (just out of shot) one I letterpressed for him.  I'll be removing them at some point so Harry might move.  (See a post about this quilt here)



This hanging was placed next to my ceramic hearts in the first floor landing.  I can't get a front-on picture as that would involve me falling down the stairs...  Again, it's pretty murky and the hall (along with 70% of my house) really needs doing up!  Any keen DIYers who fancy coming round? (Better picture of the quilt here)

This post was quite painful to write (though I don't really know why), but I'm glad I'm blogging again.  I'll be back soon.

18 comments:

Rachel said...

No photograph is worth falling downstairs for!

Good to hear from you again.

Bethany said...

Your wall-hangings look nice! I especially love that blackwork one!
I also really like the contrast the black beads make on your jewelry pieces.
Glad to see you're back :)

D1-D2 said...

So happy to see you are back Wendy :) blogging might be harder but I hope you stick with it. Btw I love As you Wish. Now I have to re-watch the movie :P

elizabethdee said...

I am so glad to find your blog post today. You have been in my thoughts. It is odd but true, that when you read the blogs of people whom you don't know in any other way and who don't know you at all, you still know them enough to care about them. So I am happy to see you hanging up your finished projects -- the stained glass wall quilt was especially nice to see again, I love it -- and hope that seeing them on your walls will bring you satisfaction and pride. I hope everything gets better and better. Thanks for posting!

Fiona said...

WEll done you..... I do realise it is an effort and hard to put yourself out - so a great step. I love your work - that radiating one that you can't take a straight on picture without falling down the stairs is really striking...
Hugz

Jasmine said...

Your quilts look pretty in your home. The black work by the door is especially nice.

Jane Galley said...

good to see you back and making. It'll take time to adjust, but you'll get there. Lovely to see your work hanging on the walls

margaret said...

good to see yoou blogging again and having if not all good days there are some. Some lovely wall hangings the balckwork one must have taken for ever to do. I too was at the K & S in Harrogate maybe we coild actually meet up next year would love to see you and I go eery year.This will b the first Christmas without DH hope all goes well for you it will be tough but you will get through it I am sure.

claire93 said...

it's lovely to see your artwork hanging up around the house where you can see and admire it.

FlashinScissors said...

It's good to get things finished like this ... well done you!
All your wall hangings look great!
The stained glass window panel is especially striking.... looks amazing on the wall too!
It's so silly how we all put off things that only take a few minutes to finish!
I hope you continue to feel you can share your crafting with us!
Look forward to hearing from you again.
Hugs, Barbara xx

underatopazsky said...

Fabulous to see you back and blogging even though things are still so hard. Love all the shots of your artwork all over the place - you have created some fabulous works of art!

GML said...

Channel your energy to creative works. It helps with the healing process. Your wallhangings are beautiful.

I am said...

Just found your block,hope you will be ok ,just give yourself time and be kind to yourself,take care,love your blog xx

Sarah in Stitches said...

I'm SO glad you're back! The quilts look absolutely gorgeous hanging up - it would definitely cheer me up to see such pieces of art on my walls!

frayed at the edge said...

This is the first step to your new life - good luck!!

Sheryl S. said...

So glad to find you back blogging again. Such pretty pieces you have finished off and your work hung looks great.

Sandra :) said...

{{{{{Wendy}}}}} <---- Canadian-style maple syrup hugs :)

pennydog said...

Welcome back!! Did my package arrive yet?