Friday, 24 August 2012
It's been a while....
I've just realised that it's been almost a year since I last blogged here. There have been so many changes in my life in the last year - some good, some not so good that it is difficult to know where to start so I thought I'd start again where it all began - with the knitting!
You may be relieved to know that knitting and spinning and quite frankly anything that involves wool has never been far from my side. I have decided that I would like to make textile arts an even bigger part of my life than it is at the moment and to see how far I get in making a living through my skills. I am aware that I may never become a wealthy woman this way but that has never been one of my goals. I may need to diversify occasionally to make ends meet but life is too short to waste wishing I was doing something else!
Watch this space for details of classes I will be teaching in the near future!
This summer I have spent a lot of time on the Isle of Wight, making the most of living in my late father's house before we reluctantly sell it. We have filled the house once again with laughter and bustle culminating in the marriage of two dear friends who proved that you don't need loads of money to have a beautiful wedding as long as you have friends, tin cans, buttons, a pirate and a whole lot of love.
Spending time on the Island, showing friends around and catchng up with old friends and neighbours has made me think very hard about where in the world I want to be. I feel very strongly drawn to coming home to the Island but would miss my friends and connections in London terribly too. In the meantime I have been travelling around the Island gathering inspiration for a few patterns which I hope to share with you as the year goes on.