Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Catching up

I have a habit of starting a post and leaving it in draft form, then I forget all about it, I just found this post with all the pictures waiting to be blogged, so a bit later than planned
First news the book Stitching the Textured Surface is nearly ready to find out more, check out D4Daisy.

Second bit of news is the Fibre in-Form website has had a whole new look check it out here Fibre in-Form

I thought I would show you some of my birthday pressies, at least the arty ones, I can't wait to have a play with the melting pot or read my books, there is still another book on its way :)
As my other half was poorly I had to order my own stuff :) while looking for the melting pot on line I found this company "The Altered Element" what a great site, a whole range of goodies and great service, I ordered in the afternoon, by 5pm I had an e-mail to say it had been dispatched, and it arrived next morning so well worth a mention I think.

I thought I would share this little story, just after Easter we went to Bodnant Gardens and I spotted this, from a distance it looked like a shell but on inspection it is a Magnolia petal,with the tread from someones shoe.

I saw two clean petals I couldn't resist standing on them, I had forgotten that on the soles of my shoes were butterflies.
I took this picture and it made me laugh, just as we walked away a family came down the steps, and I heard the little boy saying 'that woman just took a picture and went hahaha' and did a manic laugh impression, then he took a closer look and shouted 'oh its butterflies look she made butterflies :)


Guzzisue said...

the lady who made butterflies, you will now be famous in the eyes of that little boy!!


Lovely birthday pressies, Happy Birthday for whenever it was!!! I have the nature journal book, it's so wonderful and full of things I want to try, you will love that one. Will look out for your book when it comes out too! Good luck x

Shirley Anne Sherris said...

You should have picked the petals up and pressed them.
Looking forward to the book.

sharon young said...

What a lovely surprise when you saw the butterflies, they really took the impression well.
As to all those birthday goodies, well , who could ask for more, magic!!!!!
Great news that the book will be ready so soon.

MargaretR said...

I think you should be called the lady who makes butterflies from now on Carol! A lovely story.
Look forward to the new book!

Julie said...

Happy Birthday Carol. The magnolia impressions are amazing. who'd have thought? I'm on the 'let me know when it's ready' list for your book.

Judy said...


Love the butterfly leaves too.