Saturday, June 23, 2007

More than enough on the go already?

Well what do we do?

You guessed it - start something new!!!
No surprise there then :o)
I've always been a big fan of the Scottish designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh - his distinctive designs from the early 20th century brought a fresh newness to interior design after the heavy fussy Victorian era
His work is mainly associated with Glasgow and I've not been fortunate enough to visit the places around that area where you can actually see his work in person
However my little sister, who is a fairly recent convert to his work was lucky enough to visit Hill House on her trip to Scotland last month
She is about to do us a huge favour so I thought I'd make her a Rennie Mackintosh style wall hanging by way of gratitude

This is the picture I've used for inspiration

And here is my attempt as of yesterday morning - I have to say I did a whole load more of the stained glass applique last night while watching the evening's tv coverage of the Glastonbury Festival - we might live near but there's no way we can afford to fork out the £170 each for the five of us to go for the weekend - plus my sofa's a lot drier and warmer than all that mud and I can get more stitching done even if it's not so atmospheric :o)
I haven't done any stained glass since last summer and I'd forgotten how much I liked it
I did promise you some more ridiculous hats from Royal Ascot
Here are a couple from this year

Plus a picture of the Queen and her grand-daughter who is far more likely to be wearing a riding hat when in the Showjumping arena - does she realise how ridiculous those leopard skin bunny ears look? (But probably nothing like as daft as the wedding cake and the horses heads!!!)
And I couldn't resist this one I found on Google from a previous year - for my husband - it represents 'The Flying Scotsman' - probably THE most famous steam locomotive ever built - so that's specially for him :o)
Have a great stitching weekend all :o)


Ali Honey said...

I will watch your progress with this one. It's a great design.

What about those HATS!

meggie said...

I really think the salt in the wounds is 'enough'.

Hats,, I know 'Ted' didnt approve. I think he came out ahead!!

Fiona said...

Nice design - and watching Glastonbury on TV is sooo much more civilised.

joyce said...

The stained glass is going to be goreous I can tell.

Doodlebug Gail said...

Great pictures of the hats at Ascot - at least the Queen has something sensible on her head.

Juliann in WA said...

I am so glad that the Glastonbury festival in now and not next month. When planning our trip, I have tried to avoid festivals (crowds) but do want to visit Glastonbury. Those hats are really something!

Guðrún said...

Your stained glass is lovely, lot of work you have to do.

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Wonderful hats! Very fun looking.... I am afraid we Texans do not have anything like that!

Your stained glass project is looking really good!

atet said...

Oh my, the HATS!

I love the stained glass inspiration and the work you're doing. I've been toying with a similar idea but a more local source of inspiration -- some prarie school architecture via Frank Lloyd Wright. Thanks for reminding me that I need to seriously work on that one!