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Swine Flu

So yes, I’ve been struck down with the dreaded swine flu recently which has resulted in cancelling many plans and feeling dreadful.  It’s starting to leave me now, however I’m being sensible and have cancelled an all day shoot on Sunday.  I was SO looking forward to it, however I would have been working non-stop from 8am – 6pm with no break, and as I have bronchitis as well I just can’t risk it.  It makes a change for me to be sensible it has to be said, usually I’m a complete numpty.

This weekend I FINALLY start my volunteering at the Horniman’s Museum in Forest Hill.  I’m really eager to work within education in an arts / heritage role, and working at Horniman’s will hopefully help me to achieve that.

I’ve been going there ever since I moved to South-East London, 15 years ago.  It’s always been a favourite place to just linger and take in the wonderful exhibits, ravaged by time.  Photographing creatures floating in formaldehyde is probably my favourite  pass time  there – not sure I’ll get much chance to do that while I’m working though! ha ha.

[d i s s e c t i o n] (by The Polstar*)

Click on the dissected cat – you can see some photos from Horniman’s there 🙂

So while I’ve been sick I’ve been knitting and creating patchwork. I started making this one night when I had insomnia and couldn’t face actually working on the computer. I had a bag of bits of fabric from various things I’ve been making so I decided to do a bit of crazy patchwork. I had no idea where I was going with it until my dear friend in the US broke her foot. I’m putting together a ‘care’ parcel for her and this is going to be part of that. A groovy bag. There’s a LOT more work to be done it – not least the embroidery and adding lace/ buttons etc. however it’s something I can do while watching TV so I find it fairly relaxing. Today I put it on some interfacing so I know what bits need filling in. So now it gets REALLY fiddly.
Crazy patchwork in progress #1 (by The Polstar*) Crazy patchwork in progress #2 (by The Polstar*) Crazy patchwork in progress #3 (by The Polstar*)

I just really hope she likes it.

As I’ve not been on the computer much I haven’t been making any brushes – however will blog when I do!


Sewing Machine

OMG … my sister said the sewing machine she was giving me wasn’t that heavy and was easy to use. That it had a multitude of stiches etc. IT’S NOTHING LIKE THAT! It’s from the dark ages – seriously. I’ve actually managed to thread it up now (which I was really impressed with myself about) and got it working – however I don’t think it’s for me. The table is straining under the weight. It’s a Jones Brother one which means it’s a good old make – but I’m sorry – I need something light and small. I feel really bad but it scares me! ha ha.

My parents’ bought me a sewing box which is lovely – it’s quite ‘twee’ but it really is a lovely make. We were also inundated with a multitude of chocolates. We must be getting old, honestly, we got so many chocolates this year.

I’m going to try and sew something later and post it here – but – I know I’m going to be on later buying a new sewing machine. M’s dad gave me some £ for Christmas – I’ll get a sewing machine with it!

Flickr Photos


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