Friday, October 28, 2011

a day off sort of

It's a public holiday here today and apart from the persistent helicopters flying overhead (paid for with my taxes for sure) and loads of noisy police cars roaring around with sirens blaring - it has been a lovely sunny day. The Queen is in town and lots of other people who think they are important but really they could do all their chat by conference these days and save a bit of carbon or two. I believe they are talking about poverty and yet in the paper this morning I spotted a photo of 120 places at the dinner where no one turned up but the food was still served.....

Anyway we have been working at slow speed - nearly all the the London stuff is back in place and I have started working on a few new things. Working on some circles with the needlefelter and sari ribbon. I haven't ironed it but used it as it rolls off - this is one of the new silk ones - they are all different and it is hard to choose which one. This one I have worked from in the middle of the circle to the outside.

and this one from the outside - I think the first one works best. it is more dimensional. What do others think? Playing around is what helps I really do believe. Thanks for the comments - I think one of the saddest things is when people get carried away with their own importance and become a wee bit arrogant and lacking in humility or maybe it is because they are deep down lacking in confidence and feel threatened. I don't know. All I do know is that I would hate anyone to think I am up myself..... I am really just a back room person who likes to play.

Away from all of this - my first taster is up in the Taster section.Do go check it out and tell me what you think.

11 comments:

Doreen G said...

Up yourself Dale--I don't think so...You are the most down to earth honest person that I know.

Heather said...

I can't say I know you Dale, but I feel that I do through your blog and you seem to be very unimpressed with your own success and delightfully down to earth. Long may you continue to play and educate us at the same time.
I love the needlefelted circles and the first one appeals to me most.
That story of the meal for 120 where no-one turned up is dreadful. I hope some-one ate all that food - lots of some-ones.

Heather said...

Just read the Taster for Tissutex - it's excellent and a great idea for getting people started with a new product.

shirley said...

I totally agree with your comments. what sort of person (mindless idiot)made the decision to serve food to empty places...how disgraceful when there are so many people who are homeless and hungry.

When I look back at my first embroidery I cringe, but remember that my teacher never ever once made me feel bad about it..she always found something to make an encourageing remark about, otherwise I may not have continued.

Your attitude is why you are loved all over the world.

Julie said...

Yep, I like number one too :) Thank you for the taster too. I bought some tissutex some time ago and have yet to use it but you've given me some ideas. Just need to play now.
Up yourself? Not in my book!

Ursula Clamer said...

I too prefer the first one, the second seems flatter but I think that there could be a place for both depending on what is being created!

I LOVE the idea of your Taster and to have the products discounted WooHoo!! Thank you.

Lady Catherine Whitehead said...

Oh Dale! I don't think you're an 'up herself' sort of person. I don't know you either, but I love the enthusiasm and honesty you create in your blog and in your emails, even for orders of lovely stuff. And I've just realised I'm a twice-follower: one as Catee Whitebottom and one as Lady Catherine, otherwise known as Cate.
Oh yes, the first one - groovy.

Gill said...

If you were up yourself maybe your blog could be called upandunder!!(a rugby term!) I think we are very privelaged to have you impart information on how you do some of the things you do. I love the Taster idea. On a personal note, your son and his skif racing,my brother from UK has just joined the round the world clipper race which is due to leave Geraldton on the 6th Nov. Good luck to boat Singapore. Keep up the good work Dale.

Robin Mac said...

I love the idea of upandunder - definitely no side there! The first needlefelting gets my vote. I have lots of tissuetex, but enjoyed looking at the taster, I still need to use my heat distressable tissuetex - need more time to play! Cheers

Hoola Tallulah said...

These circles are fascinating and the colours divine <3

Ro Bruhn said...

Love them both Dale and what a great colour combination. You're certainly not up yourself. Maybe some people don't understand the Aussie 'give it a go' approach.

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