Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Some stitching at last!

I wish I was clever enough to get my point across whilst still managing to be economical with words.
If you've never visited Alice's blog you've missed a treat.
She can always say the cleverest things with a handful of pictures and precious few more sentences.
However those of you who are familiar with my blog will realise that I never use one word when I could use a dozen.
I'm the sort of person who suffers from verbal diarrhoea in life and something similar in my written output. My father has always said I must have been vaccinated with a gramophone needle :o)
That's part of the reason why my postings have been scarce this past week or three.
Not because I've been writing for my blog - I wish!
More because we decided that the rugby girls, being teenagers, are incapable of getting messages back to their parents each week.
So instead, three weeks ago, I decided it was time for a weekly newsletter
This takes up my valuable stitching time for most of Tuesday evenings.
However at least the messages are getting to the parents now and the feedback has been complimentary so the sacrifice has been worthwhile.
We've also had some major discussions going on by email with some of our coaching team (why they can't just get together face to face is beyond me but at least even if it is only by email the channels of communication are staying open - just! - I think I rather suit the particular shade of pale blue favoured by the United Nations)
And finally we've also had some heavy email conversations going on amongst the 'league' our girls play in which have also necessitated some lengthy and carefully worded emails
It is always a joke within our rugby club that people can tell at a glance who out of Nigel and I has sent any particular email - his are short, grammatically appalling and barely functional - mine are long, wordy and very carefully composed and proof-read. Because of this I'm afraid it has fallen to me to write all these various missives.
Which all in all leaves less time for the important things in life like stitching :o(
However what stitching I have been doing has involved a fair proportion of sawtooth stars.
This is a sneak preview of my second border on the Spring Fling Round Robin 2 - another sawtooth star coupled with a fair bit of celtic knotwork and a sprinkling of applique to finish the job - hope the recipient likes celtic knotwork, there was nothing in her preferences against it anyway. Just needs parcelling up and despatching on its way.
Then on a more festive note I turned three more stars into a table runner for the Craft sale in early November
There are a few more of these festive stars in the pipeline but in different fabrics that I'll try and show you next time


Not Lucy said...

You did such a great job! I love the Celtic knots - wish it might be coming to me but I am pretty sure it isn't since I did the first border on that one!

Ali Honey said...

Before you know it the time of teenage sports will be gone. ( I actually quite miss it )
I think there is time for lovely wordy missives and also time for short pertinent notices. You are what you are - don't stress.

Those knots are very impressive!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous RR quilt, it looks wonderful!! The reciever is boud to love it!

Nursedude said...

Anne, I hate to tell you this, but after working in the corporate and hospital worlds, men DO tend to leave short and to the point e-mails, and women are a bit more...verbal. Actually with what you experiencing with your daughter's rugby club seems to be endemic on this side of the pond, as well:People depend on e-mail too much, and God forbid somebody actually picks up a phone and calls or just approaches somebody to speak with them.

Nursedude said...

PS-And I would add that nobody under the age of 25 seems to know how to spell anymore, irregardless of gender. I find myself correcting both my son's and daughter's papers for punctuation and spelling.(Even spell check has it's limits)

loulee1 said...

Nothing made by you would be quite the same without applique of some kind. The celtic knots look good, what I can see of them.

Karol-Ann said...

Perhaps when you retire you will put your literacy skills to better use because the way you write is very readable. Perhaps a juicy mystery Rendell style??
I guess in my case the opposite is true: Mark writes essays and I just say yes or no LOL
Lovely runner!

Clare said...

Wow - great stitching.

LOL - love the description of the different between your's and Nigel's emails!

Squishy went in the post on Tuesday economique.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Don't you hate it when life interferes with blogging..and sewing! So unfair.
Great quilt
Sounds like you are sorting them out, Tracey

alice c said...

Hi Anne,
Thank you for those kind words and for all the lovely people who came to visit today. My posts have to be short because they are always written in a hurry. The novel will have to wait until another day!

meggie said...

I am the damp squid amongst all this. I say, just eliminate all sport & we can get on with life.

Tanya said...

I love your "verbal diarrhea" phrase. I'm sure I have the same illness. I wish I could be more concise but I've always got something to say. Your handwork is beautiful as always!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

LOL - gramophone needle! OUCH! We like you just the way you are...verbal diarrhea and all! Your posts just wouldn't be the same if it wasn't for the well composed content!

Libby said...

Maybe it's just the good pairing for a couple . . . Hubby and I seem to be at opposite ends of the verbal spectrum. I can go on and on and on while he manages quite nicely with just a word or two.
That sneak peek of stars and celtic knots is just wonderful. Can't see any reason why it won't just be adored!

kcamou said...

I love the Celtic knot work! You do such beautiful work and always inspire me to do something creative. Thanks for sharing!

black bear cabin said...

that celtic knotwork is gorgeous...and im sure your recipient will love it!

McIrish Annie said...

Don't apologize for your wordiness~ THAT is what I love about reading your blog! You have a way with words that just tickles me.

Seems you are as busy as I am! I've been a bad blogger as well(a whole month gone by!) but with the autumn things settle down a bit for me!

Glad to hear the Bebbingtons are all well!!

Cascade Lily said...

Yep, gals love to talk! Good on you for sorting out that rugby lot!!

Not too much stitching going on here either, but I am managing to get a bit more time at the machine.

Love your summer hols snaps - especially Glastonbury Tor - lucky Nigel having such a view!