RDS Craft Awards


So I received a reminder e-mail and began to look through recent work, should I enter the RDS Awards?

The larger pieces worked around Solstice for an Exhibition in Bunclody , Art bank last summer are what I have chosen. I still love how these turned out and though the heavier Linen brought challenges for my fingertips silk threads looked great when finished.


New Gran.

What a special bit of news…to become a grandmother for the first time in your eighties.

A grandaughter .A beautiful bundle of joy. I was so thrilled to hear this news two days ago.

I headed straight to patterns and yarn knowing how quick I could knit a tiny hat.

New pattern….oops three attempts before I was happy with finished product.My limited experience onfor needles and newborn size sent me back onto two needles and success..

Two little maids.

Nothing like working on something pretty. Embellished chiffon only needs a simple pattern and how cute are these?!

Just a peep of net to Lift the hem and add that little princess touch…guessing 2 and 4 year olds these are for may steal the show at Summer Wedding.

Late night reward..Award.

Many thanks to Adjudication team at Art Bank.,Bunclody who nominated my pieces for the Exhibition Award. So delighted and thanks to my photographer on the evening.



I was amused by Dennis Collins who opened exhibition detailing how Goya worked through the night with candles around brim of his hat…not quite candles but did finish these hours after midnight…sometimes your just on a roll.

2016…start over

A refreshed Creative space was my goal for January 2016.. getting back and into some work the push for February..with a vacation mid March I am now back to work brain and needle ticking away..a few creative projects and .. have decided perhaps to get back to this blog… Facebook posts have been my sharing method since acquiring a smart phone.. so lets just see where this might lead….

Needles and Pins..

I was sharing in a bit of stitching with my mum last week and in truth when I have a needle in my hand or am behind my sewing machine..a basic 20yr plus Brother model ,.that is where i feel comfortable…

My sewing room can on ocassion get a tidy up but hey if i am working it cannnot look perfect.. so where did I put those pins ??

Oh yes an upgrade for my Needles and Pins !