Day 20 of #savouringjanuary2017 with @gabrielletreanor *Listen* .. I love Audio books, the spoken voice, and cannot listen to music for any length of time. I am a huge reader but can't read and work, cook, iron, drive, et al, at the same time. When doing my A-levels I discovered talking books, audio books and have been addicted ever since. The first 'book' I borrowed from the library was 'The Day of the Jackel' I can remember designing a sofa bed for my Design exam project whilst it was on. When I left home for Art college, I thought that I would listen to all the books I 'should' have read but hadn't, only when I went to Dundee's Public Library they had Dick Francis, so the Bronte's hit the dust and Dick Francis hit the spot! This collection I bought from a secondhand shop and will pass them on to our local MS Centre who take books out to those on the islands who can't get them easily. I get very frustrated with our local library as they don't have a very big selection and "can't keep up with me"! I was spoilt by a previous library where, as I was the only person who took them out, they got in what I wanted to listen to. It was wonderful! .. #savouringjanuary #listen #audiobook #reading #onthego #countryliving #littlestoriesofmylife
Day 21 of #savouringjanuary2017 with @gabrielletreanor *Still* .. The view from my studio window this morning. Clear blue sky, there was frost on the hill and, for a change no wind. Bloomin' cold though!! .. #savouringjanuary #still #countryliving #textileartist #winterweather #work #argyll #studio #lovesewing #sewingforme #littlestoriesofmylife
Day 22 of #savouringjanuary2017 with @gabrielletreanor *New* .. I have an exhibition opening at the end of March. My first solo exhibition. Rather appropriately it's being held in our local Carers Centre. I've been 'playing' a bit this week with some New techniques. This is sample piece of reverse needlefelting on wool blanket with the beginnings of some machine embroidered detailing. Long way to go and lots to do. Only 67 sleeps till the opening ..... eeeeek!! .. #savouringjanuary #new #textileartist #needlotsoftea #needlefelt #sewingforme #lovesewing #besidethesea
Day 23 of #savouringjanuary2017 with @gabrielletreanor *Up* .. This is the Forestry/farm track Up which is my cabin studio. 3/4's of a mile it takes 10 mins to walk down and about three hours to walk up! Only joking, but it feels much longer than 3/4's of a mile. One very snowy day some years ago I couldn't get the car up the hill and had to walk up, it took almost an hour to trudge, nearly knee deep in snow, to the top. The dogs loved it! Then I helped feed cows and sheeps. It took a week to thaw - the track not me! .. #savouringjanuary #up #studio #forest #countryliving #winterweather #textileartist #dogwalking #snow #littlestoriesofmylife
Day 24 of #savouringjanuary2017 with @gabrielletreanor *Drink* .. Bodkin likes tea almost as much as I do! .. #savouringjanuary #drink #tea #lovesewing #catsofinstagram
Day 25 of #savouringjanuary2017 with @gabrielletreanor *Smile* .. A smiling pair of horns! This lovely lady lives in the field just down the lane. Highland cows are curious and gentle beasts. I love walking past them, I love the smell of 'cow' and silage. .. #savouringjanuary #smile #highlandcow #countryliving #winterweather #littlestoriesofmylife
I am a ‘Creative’ - designer/maker/teacher/writer, Art/Homewares/Creativitea Craft Kits/The Needlesmith. I'm a fabric hoarder & vintage sewing notions accumulator; Textile artist, lampshade maker and teacher of creative things, often but not always, made with needles ... A reader, dreamer, dog walking tea drinker.