Saturday, 27 July 2013

Colour and texture

We all need colour and texture in our lives otherwise life would become very boring.  I have neglected my blog for a few weeks because other things in life have been more important. I loved the arrival of Phoebe Millie and she is so sweet – very beautiful and so quiet!  I told my niece if she was my daughter I would want to keep checking she was still breathing!  What a fussy mother I would have made!

Visits with my family, days out with friends, shopping with my sister – all these provide colour and texture to my life.  Celebrating my birthday was lovely.  I always enjoy this day whatever I am doing because it is the one day in the year that is special to me – (and all those who have birthdays on the same day!)  But, you don’t think about that when you are opening presents and cards with lovely sentiments.  One of my sisters sent me a card that included these words:
For you deserve the best
As those who know you will agree
Because you’re very special
To your friends and family

How often do we get told that during the year?  That’s what makes birthdays so enjoyable!

On the crafting front I have so many projects at various stages that it is so frustrating not to be able to finish them!  All the while I am trying to complete things, my mind is full of ideas for new ones.  Sometimes, I think that having a couple of clones might help me get all the jobs done.  We could all work on different projects and get them finished so much quicker than just little old me!

Recently I was watching two brilliant musicians play – Nigel Kennedy, the violinist on a DVD and the Japanese pianist, Nobuyuki Tsujii who has been blind from birth, at the Proms on TV.  Two extremely gifted musicians who play from memory – the music is stored in their minds.  I have such great admiration for people who have such a special gift.  Listening to them play the beautiful music I was reminded again of how important colour and texture is to our lives.

In my crafting space I am surrounded by colour and texture and that makes me happy.  I remember an old tutor from Art College saying that silk is a texture. I think he thought I was focussing too much on raised texture – surfaces that you can touch and feel the surface pattern.  I don’t think he needed to worry.  Silk is one of my favourite textures and I have a project planned using some pink silk dupion – I just need a window of time to focus on it!

I hope you have lots of colour and texture in your life.

I have illustrated my blog post today with images and items from the July Jazzies daily listing club on folksy.  I hope you enjoy the colour and texture illustrated and will click on the photos and have a browse in the shops – you won’t be disappointed!



FROM TOP TO BOTTOM: Ann Chandler Originals, Paper Chains & Beads, Knittingtopia, Brockstones, The Card Jeanie and Adien Crafts


  1. What a lovely post Edwina. Thank you so much for including my baby dress and bonnet.

    Carol x

  2. An interesting read with some lovely things.

    Especially like Carol's little green baby dress and bonnet.

    Shirley x