Sunday, October 28, 2012


but worth it.  Yesterday was the NFL Fan Rally in Trafalgar Square and the weather had just hurled itself into winter but the promise of Wes Welker and Tom Brady had me donning the layers, I was there early enough to be right at the front, necessary at my height. Oh my goodness.

The crowd yelled for Gronkowski to "spike the mike" so he did, someone captured it.

Sam Bradford and the Rams team

Mr Kraft said he could see a franchise team here within the decade.  Maybe for my 80th birthday?
Super day, this was the closest I could get to "Wes", display in the Nike store
 So looking forward to the match today, hope it's a close one.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Ally Pally ......

didn't disappoint this year. It occurred to me as we finished a ghastly journey that it amounted to an annual pilgrimage.

 Good things happened right inside the door.
This magnificent edifice was made to support pieces of unfinished work.  It made me laugh and brought a tear, it was amazing how much work had been put into the pieces, only to be abandoned.

Inside there were two exhibitions that I liked.  One was called Jabberwocky, a joint display by Ann Small and Sue Walton.
 These are some of Ann's little men.
You can see more of Ann's work here and you can see Sue's  here I was so entranced I forgot to photograph her fork fairies.
The other exhibition was by the North East region of the Embroiderer's Guild, named Mining a Golden Seam, "The mining industry and community that has been such a feature of life in the North East: exploring the riches of the earth's strata and geology: our timeless fascination with gold in all its forms."

You can see more pictures here. It was lovely to see Lynda Monk, she was demonstrating on the Art Van Go stand. I bought some beauutiful hand dyed sari ribbon from Dale, they only left Australia on Tuesday and here they were all set up.
Good day, only a year to go.

Monday, October 08, 2012

3 delights....

I was so delighted to see one of my feathers being used on the Magic Feather Project  cloth on Spirit Cloth.
You can follow the story of this beautiful  cloth here.

I am also delighted because I have finished (I think) my Space cloth which I started this time last year.
It measures about 5 feet squarish.Roll on winter so I can snuggle in.

Lastly it is that annual delight the Knitting and Stitching show at Ally Pally, I jave actually started using some of the wool I bought last year. Hopiing to be there when the doors open on Thursday.