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Hello and welcome to my blog, where I love to share a little of my life with you...I am so lucky to be a textile artist and maker...inspired by the beautiful countryside around me and by all sorts of things in my life....if you fancy a creative WORKSHOP take a look here or taking a peep at what's in my ETSY shop click here...thank you for paying me a visit today!



Tuesday, 30 April 2013

good friends...

are so precious and can make all the difference to life! they think about each other even when they can't be together...share experiences and most of all help each other out in so many ways...as well as remembering each other's birthdays even when they aren't 21 any more...

a good friend visited me on Saturday and brought these beautiful red blooms...aren't they stunning? I had to put them in "Grand Edna" our biggest vase (wedding present...doing well!) to show them off...

I spent most of Saturday with my friend, we talked and had lunch out and came back to my studio...she is an undercover poet (I was an undercover artist but am now 'out'!) and we are sharing a new experience of trying to work together...she with words and me with stitches... to create...well who knows what...we have no idea what will come out but the process will be something special too. She has a beautiful knack of observing the tiny elements of life and can create a moving image with her delicate framework of words...



and we share something precious...a history...an understanding of each other as who we are...for me especially of who I was before I became a mother...and we have lots of raucous fun too!

and I'd like you to meet my newest best friend, Lulu.... a real smooth mover and clicker...bright and sharp but soo kind and friendly and easy to use too...rather shy, prefers to be behind the lens but for once here she is in her shining glory...
it's funny to think I used to be an SLR girl in my youth famous for my big carrier bag of lenses at parties and weddings...I even once thought of being a photographer...but I now use photos all the time to help me in my work, and of course just for pleasure...


and this photo is of some of my work now in the shop at Tullie House Art Gallery in Carlisle...thanks to a friend behind the scenes...I am thrilled to see my creations in a proper shop!


...no the scarves aren't mine, but the pictures are and you may recognise the basket of brooches and little birds...the spotty flower brooches are brand new EmmieandEmma designs...



and lastly I must thank my dear friend Fifi my sewing machine...she has been my constant companion these many years and without whom I could not make or create or stitch or sew or embroider...unthinkable! she too is rather shy...but here's some of her recent creativity...
think she's feeling a little summery...fingers crosssed she's right!
see you soon, have a lovely week my blogging friends...

love Emmax

9 comments:

forgetmenots blue said...

Lovely photos the quilted flowers look beautiful :)

snood knitter said...

love your posts .. they are so upbeat!!

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Emmie and Emma said...

oops tried to thanks you for your kind comments ladies and realised I was signed in as my daughter's blog! so thank you, havea good week xx

Jessie's Needle said...

As usual you have taken great photos. A fusion of words and colour - looking forward to the result.

J xx

Joy said...

I really enjoyed your post Emma - your descriptions of each of your friends was so absorbing and entertaining! Ah yes - it's so important to value friends, and I agree with a comment you made earlier regarding fellow bloggers - so many lovely folk out there offering mutual encouragement: I too have gained sooooo much from this relatively new activity (for me).
Thank you!!! Joy xx

Alessandra said...

happy belated birthday!!!! and congratulations!!!
xxxx Ale

Emmie and Emma said...

thanks Ale and Joy, nice to know you enjoyed my post...it wasn't actually my bday I just got nice flowers! that's friends for you! xx

Down by the sea said...

I like all your friends, I have a Lulu just like yours! I look forward to seeing your shared words and stitches, words and phases are so popular at the moment. I can't find you email address mine is barky66@hotmail.co.uk.
Sarah x