Sunday, 14 December 2008

Something to share

I have had some lovely arrivals lately that I would like to share with you. Firstly I ordered two of Virginia Spiegel's 'Peace' series works which arrived very promptly and are lovely. I keep finding different things in them. She has a special offer on these until December 31st so do check them out as well as her other work.

I also received some hand painted fabric from Donna as part of a Pay It Forward 'swap. These are lovely and I already have some ideas whizzing around about how to use them.

I will be inviting readers to partake in this at the beginning of the new year when I will be offering some hand dyed silk and velvet once I have had a dyeing session. The following pics are samples of some that I did quite some time ago, just to give you an idea.

I have just noticed that the velvet does not show up too well in the photo so have scanned it as well.

I have also had the result of my OU course, some of you may remember that my stress levels rose at the beginning of October in anticipation of the exam. The stress was worth it as I passed, no Distinction this year but I was not expecting one as I had to miss out on one of the assignments due to illness. Now just have to make the most of the next 9 months until I start the next course in October - Greek Literature in Translation. This course involves learning Ancient Greek!!

I almost forgot to mention, do check out the Charms for Charity Contest link on the right. It does not require anything creative, just a little time cutting up six 5" fabric squares and mailing them to Canada, with the added incentive that you may win some squares back. I sent some off last week and it hasn't even made a dent in my stash!

That's all for now as I have to go and start making Christmas presents so that I can hopefully get them finished before Christmas Eve this year. Will try and post again before Christmas but if not I hope that you all have a happy and stress-free time.



  1. just to let you know that I am enjoying having a good mooch round your blog :-)

  2. Maggi - Love seeing my artwork on your blog. Thank you! Virginia

  3. I love to hand dye fabric too...It will be nice to see what you do with all the hand dyed fabric.I paper pieced a lovely Southwestern wall hanging years ago and used hand dyed fabric in all those luscious colours of orange, reds, and yellows that you see in Arizona.
    Have fun with it all, and thanks for stopping by my blog.

  4. Hi Maggie I just wanted to swing by and say thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog about my classes ( you forgot to leave your email so hence me contacting you here)

  5. Congratulations on your OU result - what a shame your illness got in the way. Ancient Greek? You do like a challenge don't you! Your dyed fabrics made me 'oo' and 'ah' and the Peace series of work is very impressive.

  6. Maggi, your hand-dyed fabrics are luscious.

  7. I love the Peace fabric - but how are you going to use it? Or do you know yet?


  8. Hi the hand-dyeds look great.

    I'm just about to start making pressies now too, not too late are we?? lol

  9. Hi Maggi. thanks for visiting
    i think Chocolate should be made obligatory in swaps LOL.
    Happy Xmas i have added myself as a follower

  10. Love the peace artwork. Are they postcard size? Very nice.

    I haven't tried hand dying fabric, but would love to.

  11. Congratulations on your result, and what lovely fabric


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