Monthly Archives: May 2013

Poem on a plate…

Crunchy bite of toast
Soft kiss of frothy coffee
Warming breakfast hug.

Haiku for a cold May morning!

Photo from “a little bit of heaven on a plate”


Feeling the heat

Mixed layers of colour,
Delicate sheer strata
Form the fabric,
Now attacked by a
Smouldering, smelly, hot tipped
Soldering iron.

Burning, searing, melting
The heat fuses and bonds,
Cutting back beneath the surface
Exposing deeper colours,
Revealing interesting shapes,
Transforming to new beauty.

A recent workshop on fusing and bonding synthetic fabrics provided a great opportunity to play!
And as I stitch and reflect I wonder if there are some parallels here with our experiences of life when we feel the “hot tip” of difficult moments, cutting away surface layers to reveal deeper beauty.
I still don’t like the pain of burning though! I seared my fingers a few times….

A trip abroad…

Well it’s been a while since I last posted – during which we have enjoyed a little trip across the Channel to France. Just for a couple of nights, I was tagging along, accompanying my husband who was singing with the Broadstone Community Choir on their Normandy tour.

Smooth crossings and good weather all weekend contributed to an enjoyable exploration of Valognes (twinned with Wimborne) and Bayeux where the choir sang two concerts. I was excited to see the world famous Tapestry, which lived up to all expectations.

It was a weekend of sublime choral music, beautiful tasty food, in a landscape of ancient and ornate buildings.  The art and architecture were reminders of violent and destructive history, and wars both medieval and modern.  This weekend we were met with appreciative audiences, lively markets and friendly service.

Thank you to the choir members, who as well as making beautiful music, were welcoming and friendly to me – tagging along.