firstly thank you to everyone who left kindly messages
and/or emailed me personally in response to the last post
your words were most comforting.
today i have been taking solace in work.
the thought of me carrying extra bits in suitcases may well provoke howls of outrage about excess baggage, but in my defence i only carry one at a time AND having something to sew in evenings spent in helltell rooms saves power as i don't use the laptop while i'm sewing.
whilst in residence at Big Cat Textiles in Newburgh i didn't need such entertainments : i worked early and late and all through the day on gathering and finding and stitching and dyeing
but as soon as i was on the road again [ie in Glasgow to tell stories in the exquisitely beautiful art school] i was back stitching on the 'wasteland' collection
and when i came home it seemed silly not to take advantage of having one of my house models in close proximity on a lovely warm spring day [which meant that changing out of one garment into the next could be achieved in the great outdoors without too much discomfort]
more pix of the 'wasteland' series here
and then some of a nice wool frock here