Thursday, 5 November 2009

Bouncing Back

I've not had a good week. A gum infection left me crumpled on the sofa for most of the week and not only was it painful but I looked like something from a Sci-Fi film. Half human, half hamster!
The dentist sorted me out with some antbiotics and now it's much better.
Two things have cheered me up - the first was the fact that we decided it was a good excuse to light our new wood-burner. Curling up and watching the flames was great, although a little too hot. At least this time we didn't have to open the patio doors.

The second up-cheerer was the Yahoo group that links everyone doing our free d4daisy online classes. They've been turning out some really good stuff. Here is Doreen's piece from Lynda Monk's workshop.

This one is by Thelma from my lesson. Books were the linking theme and Lynda's 'mystery ingredient' gave lovely results.

Now one from Heather - love that binding. More will be shown and the next lesson is due soon.

I have managed to do some work. The next d4daisy book is by Sue Rangeley. Her work is breathtaking, based on nature. She starts by showing where she finds inspiration and then goes on through the studio proccesses to the finished piece. Here is a little taster on a rose theme.
First the drawing.

Then a detail of one of the pieces.

I think it will be a great book and the pics have cheered me up no end. I hope to be back in full stitching mode next week.


Gina said...

Sorry to hear you've been poorly. The new book looks fab... hope it's out before I get to do my "Embroidery for Fashion" module!

Karen Cole said...


Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. Hope things are better now.

Thanks for your inspiration and your visit. ooooowwwweee....those straps in that last post are beautiful.

verobirdie said...

Sorry about that infection. Must have been painful!
You ladies are making great art, very inspiring...

Genie said...

Hope your feeling better Maggie,
DH had a heart attack on Sunday, so i am all at sixes and sevens, but have made a start on some beads.

Heather said...

Do hope you are feeling much better by now Maggie. Those books are so lovely - I haven't had time to start the online classes yet and am itching to have a go.

Aussie Jo said...

Shame to have to go to such lengths to get a rest!!!
The books on the d4daisy group site have been fantastic, I will have to catch up after xmas.
I love Sue Rangeley's beautiful pieces, any idea of publication date??

Ann Christy said...

Hope you feel better soon Maggie.

Maggi said...

Sorry to hear you have not been well I hope that you are feeling better by now. The new book looks gorgeous.

Miriam Weaver said...

Sorry your not well, it must be the time of year, I've got a nasty eye infection. I look like I've been smacked in the eye, hope the antibiotics take effect soon, it's not easy stitching with one eye shut. I agree with everyone else, the new book looks like another must have!

Wabbit said...

I'm sorry to hear that you haven't been well. I had to go to the dentist too. Emergency root canal. But I suppose they are not ever NOT emergencies. Amazingly, except for the ungodly cost, I had a fairly nice time and now know the best endodontist to see.

I know I've been missing and I haven't even joined the new Yahoo group yet. Digging into the new WOW now. It reminded me to catch up with your goings-on, then back to it and finally will join that group to see what's going on. I can't wait to see a new Isobel Hall. She has such fab ideas. Get well, please!