I settled down the other night to start my ripple blanket and after two hours of  counting, losing stitches and ripping back (is this called ‘frogging’?) I still had nothing to show for it! So, I got up this morning and thought ‘who wants a ripple blanket anyway?’ Surely, a ripple cushion will be much nicer…more original, not so large…

Joe zebraJoe brought this fantastic painting home from school and I couldn’t resist showing it off.

I also would like to thank Julie for being the first person to add me to her blogroll and to Manda for her very kind words and adding a link to me in her last post.

6 Responses to “Stripes!”

  1. sarah Says:
    April 24th, 2007 at 12:58 pm

    Wow that zebra is amazing, definitely an artist in the making! I love the chicken embroidery at the top of your blog, did you sew her?? Thanks! Yes I did sew the dog and the little chicken on my sewing machine

  2. Ali Says:
    April 24th, 2007 at 1:50 pm

    What a wonderful painting – he has truly captured the essence of Zebra!!

  3. hazeljoy Says:
    April 24th, 2007 at 3:28 pm

    you and i together!
    we started a blog on the same day! i’m excited by this… very excited (is this wrong?) every one else i read has been going for ages and gets lots of readers and comments.
    kick ass zebra by the way
    hazel x

    ps. i also did a design degree (leeds) and i teach (but ks3&4) textiles!! spooky.

  4. Jools Says:
    April 24th, 2007 at 4:41 pm

    What a lovely picture, he looks so happy!

  5. Peg Says:
    April 25th, 2007 at 1:29 am

    Oh, I’m gonna love your blog, I can already tell — starting with the sweater flowers and the blackbird pillow (I adore). My herbal medicines are named “blackbird herbs” so I especially love that and will check out Niall Williams.
    Thanks and good luck.

  6. little special Says:
    April 25th, 2007 at 11:45 am

    what a lovely picture – thanks for making me smile!


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