Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Not what you wanted

Since Sunday Mr T and I have been laid low by some sort of tummy bug - symptoms sounds similar to to the notorious norovirus, but thank goodness we haven't been vomiting, but still feeling pretty yeuk. I'm definitely beginning to feel better today, but annoyingly will have to absent myself from my Nutty Knitting group tomorrow as I don't want to pass anything on. 

I've been doodling on my iPad, but my eyeballs feel frazzled so have to keep giving them a rest.
I've nearly finished Hilary Mantel's "Bring Up the Bodies" but can't concentrate on poor old Anne Boleyn's fate, I can only manage a page or two at a time.

On Saturday I woke with a stinking headache, but put it down to a late night and managed a trip to Milton Keynes Art Gallery in the afternoon to see the Hemmed In exhibition before it closed on Sunday.  It was an excellent collections of examples of embroidery, some from the Embroiderers' Guild Nation collection, some from local guild members and some selected by the local guild and some selected by Jamie Chalmers otherwise known as Mr X Stitch.
This cross stitched door by Lithuanian artist Severija Incirauskaite-Kriauneviciene

detail below, was just one example of stitching on found objects.

This door by Sarah Greaves was another example, she also had a stitched full size bath tub.

Other examples were stitched photographs and this embroidered 7" single sleeve by Rachel Rose.

Some of the most charming exhibits were these needle felted animal heads by Zoe Williams.

There was also work by Alice Kettle,  Julia Caprara and Jan Beaney to name a few.  Thanks to Joanne for suggesting the visit, and hopefully I haven't passed on any bugs.

I do hope you're having a good week, I'm off for a nap.


marigold jam said...

Do hope you will both feel better very soon. Pity Marvin can't so some feline nursing! But I dare say he is keeping you cosy like a hot water bottle?

Emma said...

You poor sausage, it's going around all over, isn't it. I got away lightly, luckily. Love that door at the show & I saw the car door at K&S Ally Pally. Love seeing all your calendars together, beautiful! Here's to a happier creative new year for you ;)

cyndee starr said...

hope it doesn't hang on long. my honeys been after me to get a flu shot before the virus hits here.

harmony and rosie said...

Sorry to hear you've been suffering, we're all trying to shake off the lurge too at the moment. The children annoyingly picked it up just days before it was back to school!

menopausalmusing said...

Hope you are both on the mend. Glad to see Marv was cosied up with you.

ju-north said...

Hope you are on the mend! some nasty bugs going round! Very inspiring to see your exhibition photos. I've just unearthed a slate book I made for C and G. Not bedtime reading!!

Printed Material said...

Jill I've had a head cold for the last ten days or so but I wouldn't swap it for your bug! There's nothing worse than feeling so bad that you have to stay in bed and let it run its course. You poor things. Keep the fluids up and stay warm. I hope it passes soon. Great photos from the exhibition, especially the needlefelted heads. Reminds me a bit of Donya Coward's work. Must have taken hours and hours of work. Imagine the RSI with those needles!

Gina said...

Hope you both feel better soon Jill. It was a great exhibition. I just caught it on Sunday.

Anna said...

The exhibition looks great, those heads are amazing! Do hope you are feeling MUCH better now.Have fun doodling!