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Category Archives: Updates
For the last few weeks, I’ve been away from the screen a lot. I’ve been jotting down ideas for blog posts, and in some cases getting them nearly ready to go. I knew I had loads of posts scheduled, so … Continue reading
When I told my friend I was going to see the Sistine Chapel this morning, she said “How are you going to get there in time?” So she has missed Hull Minster’s publicity campaign then. The exhibition, officially licensed by … Continue reading
This scarf has a history. In about 1986, I was in a production of The Boyfriend with the now defunct Moseley Operatic Society. I was issued with a costume for the fancy dress ball scene: a seriously bright yellow peasant top, … Continue reading
My experiment with Zazzle has come to an end. It seemed like a good idea, but it hasn’t really worked. The principle is sensible. I upload a picture, and “place it” on one of their products, and then the article … Continue reading
If you are on Twitter, have a look at @damienkempf. He has put together a series of New Year resolutions based on medieval paintings. My favourite is this one: be more fashionable. Whether that is a good idea or not … Continue reading
I like using natural dyes. The problem is that a lot of them are rather smelly to process. And that process takes hours, so the whole house gets to share the smell. In warmer climates, people set up some form … Continue reading
I’m getting low on the embroidered scarf rings, so I’ve been making some more. I like the flowers best, but the green swirls were fun to do.
I’ve got a bit behind with my scarf packing. It is partly because I’d rather be making than packing. It doesn’t help that I do like having all the colours about the place. But that can’t go on for ever, … Continue reading