Club project - shop box

Club project - shop box

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Summer update

Hi everyone!

We have had a lovely summer here and have also been very busy! Sorry for the silence, I just didn't have time for miniatures. I have been reading many blogs, but commenting has also been a bit hit and miss. And yes, I did say I would have time for miniatures in the holidays,  but I'm back at work and nothing much has materialised.
I did finish the piano runner; it's on my niece's piano and it looks great. Just forgot to take a photo. This is the last photo I took when I had just finished the embroidery.

In the evenings I'm working on a full size quilt in creams, blues and pink roses to go in my younger son's bedroom, I started it over a year ago and it's time to finish it. I have too many UFOs both miniature and full size! I will keep the reverse in neutral, less girly tones, creams and blues only, so he can turn it over when he is here. He is going to university in about two weeks to study aerospace engineering. His older brother is moving to London next week. I loved having them both here for the summer and going to see the family together, but it will be quiet here when they have both moved out and even though I know they will be back, it is certainly something to get used to. Time to work on ideas for a proper work space...

Miniature wise, I will be concentrating on the pottery and the larger projects we are making with our club The pottery classes will be starting again on October 1st. The teacher told me there are some very nice pots from the last batch she has fired for me and I will get these back on 1st October, fingers crossed one of them is suitable for a giveaway...
I'm still sporadically working on the box file, because I haven't quite finished the exterior, but we are adding another project from September in the form of an attic for our exhibition next July.

Happy mini-time,



  1. Dear Idske,
    Enjoy your work. Hope to see your nice pottery soon. You know your children fly out some day but when they're living on their own it becomes so quiet in the house.
    Good luck with your work space.
    Hugs Dorien

  2. I'm just thinking of late summer in Mayfield and feeling quite nostalgic. Has Tim finished university already?

    1. Yes he has and he is moving to Greenwich flatsharing with 2 girls who are both at Goldsmiths. Still organising things, so probably moving on Saturday...

  3. Oh Idske, kids just grow up too fast; glad to hear they are working on their future though, thats a good thing.
    Looking forward to seeing more of your pottery and about absence: we all have had a busy summer it seems, glad to see you are back!

  4. Hi Idske, geweldig je terug te zien in blogland, het was erg stilletjes deze zomer vergeleken met vorig jaar, dus: welcome back :D!
    Pfiew, ik ben echt heel benieuwd naar je resultaten van de potjes, poeh, spannend! Je hebt inmiddels al wat mooie potjes gemaakt, we zullen het wel hier zien, hoop ik?
    Ja, kids worden zo gauw groot!! Jouw piano kleed is prachtig geworden, ik hoop dat je nicht er blij mee was. Afgelopen zomer was het hier ook erg warm en daar kan ik echt niet tegen, vorige week nog 30+, wie verzint er nu zoiets ook in september ;)? Ik heb ook niet zo heel veel gedaan, ben net weer aan het "opstomen" :D!
    Nou tot ziens maar weer, doei!! Hugs, Ilona

    1. Hi Ilona, tja zo gaat dat, goede voornemens om tijd voor minis te maken en dan gebeurt dat gewoon helemaal niet. Maar ik heb er wel helemaal weer zin in. Gisteren heb ik het nieuwe project opgehaald van de club. Het wordt een zolder kamertje. Ik twijfel nog tussen een dienstbode kamer of een workroom, zoals ik die zelf graag zou willen hebben.

      En passant werd me ook nog even een pak fineer in de handen gestopt, met het verzoek er een project voor te verzinnen, waar iedereen aan mee kan doen. Gelukkig heb ik een paar maanden de tijd...

      Groetjes, Idske


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