Thanks for all the comments - it's always so good to hear from you folks.
Genie - glad you found your comment. I used all the messages in one or other piece so everyone is there but maybe not easy to see - a bit like the internet, really.
Good to meet you Cathy and Cheryl - hope you drop in again.
Several people asked how I made the Binary Humanity piece and I found this photo of it at the half way stage.
The base is a piece of heavy Vilene with a black rubbish bag over the top. This is because I was stitching on metal shim and the white shows through if you stitch straight on the Vilene. I usually use black fabric but I was away from home and had to use what I could find, so this was the table cover. Then I glued on the cast paper (most of it made by Jane Wild, such a lovely friend) and did lots of machining to bed it in.
I painted the faces with Burnt Umber acrylic, then copper metallic wax. When this was dry, I floated some Golden liquid acrylics over the top to add colour.
My bum, leg etc. is better, thank you, and I am having a stitching week, starting tomorrow. Hooray. Just a little desk work to edit some Workshop on the Web stuff and I shall be making with the sewing machine for the last of the on-line classes, later this month. I have loved doing these and they've made some wonderful stuff. Here is a piec of Carol McFee's work. I haven't asked her but I'm sure she won't mind. Isn't it great?
Went out to a new Gary Rhodes place for lunch the other day and it was fabulous. I'll tell more next time but I must give yuu the conundrum of Clive's starter. It was a soft boiled egg with a crusty crunchy outside - perfect for soldiers inside (they were rocquefort soldiers, of course). The inside was perfect!! I'm puzzled.