Hello my bloggy chums, I hope you are all spiffing and had a lovely Easter?
Things were a bit lively at MimiLove Towers this year with a visit from the rellies which meant the mother-in-law buying a half hundred weight of quiche, a frantic de-cobwebbing of the "best room" and polishing the guinea pig in readiness for the Big Easter Egg hunt (laid on for the various grandchildren, her's not mine....how rude!)
Altho that nearly came to blows when I found them all and had them in my basket before they arrived...she made me put them back which I have to say I thought throughly unsporting; you can't just go around making up stupid rules about them being "meant for the kids" willy nilly...I found them fair n square...*sulk*
Now if you've been wondering where the trumpet blowing and excited giggling has been coming from, it's nowt to do with the upcoming Royal Wedding; it nary seems like yesterday since Charles and Diana got hitched that I was prancing around my bedroom in my bridesmaid's dress with one of mum's best net curtains on my head in celebration...see Miss Middleton, should've come to me for dress tips!
So, no, the giggling and trumpet blowing is me!
As some of my Facebook followers will know, I've copped a two page spread in a magazine...and not Goat Keeper Weekly as certain family members sporting a newly bruised shin suggested...but the fabulous Cross Stitcher!
The interview actually took place a few months ago, with the wonderful and very patient Judy Darley. She put up with my inane wittering, terrible grammar and appalling inappropriately sized photography and I expect by now is lying down in a darkened room recovering from her ordeal!
So a big MimiLove thank you to Judy and the team for all their efforts and making me sound like I know what I'm doing! Issue no 239...pages 24 and 25...out now...if you're interested ;0)
I've also had the honour of "meeting" the lovely Avril Halliday, embroiderer extraordinaire and President of the Northern Ireland Embroider's Guild no less! I'm hoping to see some of Avril's joyous work in the flesh one day as she creates beautiful mixed media pieces featuring all sorts of wonderousness including embroidery, handmade silk paper, silk and velvet fabrics, flowers and seedheads...mmm!
You can see more of Avril's work here: http://www.stitchamaze.com/gallery-guest/avrilhalliday.aspx
So, this week I will mostly be painting guinea pigs (not literally, far too squeaky) and finally starting work on the latest Royal Wedding themed collaboration piece between me and the Idiom homeboys
(Pre-painty stitchyness shot)
Coming up in the next thrilling edition:
To celebrate her birthday the fabulous Carina is holding a series of giveaways featuring pieces fellow stitchers and this wee fella courtesy of moi!
Some hot Grrl & Dog commission action and if you want sneaky preview or just can't bear the thought of me chuntering on about it next time, hop on over to Denise's blog! :)
(Hot pre-stitchy Baxter action)
And an Aundrey Hepburn commission without embroidery...argh! :)
Right I'm off to pat down grandma and search the best room...they can't have found all of them surely??
Big loves and thanks for droppin' by!