Friday, 18 November 2016


Morning lovely people, tis Friday - time to find those silver linings 

Last Friday was a lovely day - spent with my Mum, we were Christmas shopping together and managed to traverse a fair few shops to make some headway on the shopping list, which was brilliant!  We even managed to grab a cuppa on our way around, loving the tiny Christmas tree biscuits in Marks cafe. 

Unfortunately I've not been a hundred percent this week, so unusually for us we didn't have any specific plans, it was actually quite fun to wander through the weekend without a plan of what we had to do or where we needed to be etc! 

Said 16 year old has been working on a piece of textile art recently and I've been given permission to finally share the piece now that it's been seen at school.  

Here is the piece, based on a topic of growth and decay 

Up close you can see the vintage flowers and the free motion embroidered leaves. 

The three dimensional rib cage made with Powertex

The batique arms with palms face up!

And the abdominal muscles using some ice dyed fabric!  Hasn't he done awesome! 

and just to get the piece into perspective here is said almost 6 foot tall 16 year old with his tiny piece of textile art!  

Oh nearly forgot, we went to a surprise joint 60th birthday party on Saturday night and had a lovely time, we really enjoyed it, so much so said 16 year old didn't want to come away!

The week has been a busy one, despite not being a hundred percent.  Monday morning I was parental taxi so said 16 year old could go to a careers fair and Wednesday he had an interview at college about a BTEC course in Art and Design, he had to take his current art books and other art he has made to the interview, he was gone about half an hour and came back very enthused and was grinning from ear to ear because he'd been offered a place on the course, subject to getting certain grades in certain subjects.  This has given him even more reason to work hard for those grades! 

I in the meantime sat in the supermarket cafe having a cuppa! 

Other positives are clicking away and getting through the Christmas list, our lovely new room and our lovely warm fire - nothing finer! 

I hope you've had a great week, if you fancy joining in then pop a post together, pop back and link up so we can come and visit! 


  1. Said 16-year old's art is fabulous! I am sure he will get the grades he needs for the course. Hope you have a better week - well done on the present buying, I don't even have a list let alone started!

  2. That is a very interesting piece of art work. Said sixteen year old looks justifiably proud of it. I am so glad the college interview went well. I really hope he gets the grades he needs. He works so hard at his art: he certainly deserves a place.
    Well done on the Christmas shopping. It is very "un-Christmassy here". Nothing really happens until December, and even then it is very low key. I shall have my tree and decorations up as usual, but ours will be the only house in this street with a tree in the window. here it is more a time for families to get together, and most importantly, to eat together. The main celebrations will be on Three kings day in January.
    I hope you are feeling better next week. There is always too much to do around now, to be feeling under the weather. Kate x

  3. WOW!!!! That art piece is awesome!... love textiles and always wanted to make something lie that...he has def inspired me to have a go :D Hope you are feeling brighter this week XXX

  4. ps love the spirelli skull too :D

  5. Well done said 16 yr old! His artwork is awesome.I bet you are all very proud. Good news too that he has been offered a place.But I seem to remember that the previous college he went to look at was also very desirable. What happened to that one?
    I'm sorry to hear you are a bit under the weather. I hope you feel better soon.
    Sorry for not participating Friday. We were on holiday and we couldn't get Blogger to work although we had found a place with wifi....
    Have a good week,

  6. Said 16yr old's work is fabulous and great news that he has been offered a place on the course he wants to do.
    Hope you are feeling better.
    Toni xx