The miracle of the beautiful quince tree given to me on my 50th birthday by a wonderful friend.
6 years on and 21kg yield this year.
63 jars of quince jelly already in stores, 30 jars of quince & date chutney and 10kg of quince cheese maturing – all going to local greengrocer/deli Hallam’s under the brand ‘Grove Avenue Quince’.
I am hoping to be tottering up the road with hundreds of jars in the years to come as the yield increases!
Very much hope to see you at one of these events in the run up to Christmas…
I will have new work at each event and will veer towards seasonal as time progresses!
Sunday 27th October, 11am to 4pm – Attenborough Village Hall, NG9 5HZ. 18 ABCAT artists all together under one roof.
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November, both 11am to 4pm – Red Lion Pottery, 228 High Road, NG9 5DB – Alan Birchall’s beautiful pottery, Helen Domleo’s gorgeous jewellery and my textile Art & Crafts.
Saturday 30th November 10am to 4pm and Sunday 1st December 10am to 3.30pm – Attenborough Nature Reserve. 12 local artists for a Winter Arts & Crafts Fair.
I created a wet felted/hand embroidered depiction of Beverley Minster.
I grew up in Beverley and still go back every few weeks to visit my parents.
Beverley Minster stands out of the landscape from miles away in many directions.
I am lucky to have the amazing Jo Beattie as a regular client.
She explores the importance of toys in childhood and uses shadow to depict the important influence in memories.
I have been with her as she has been working towards the Knit and Stitch shows this Autumn and her exhibition is going to be absolutely amazing.
More info about Jo’s work at www.jobeattie.com
I made this picture from wet felt, overlaid with applique leaves in muted Autumn colours.
I’ll be showing this, along with new work, at our Attenborough Village Hall ABCAT Art Fair on Sunday October 27th.
I’m very pleased to have created new bespoke sofa covers last weekend, allowing two old leather sofas to live on for a few extra years.
At the same time, I did a rather nice treatment to our front windows using window film.
The whole spruce up cost less than £60 for 4 windows and 2 sofas!
I have just created an extensive website shop for Susanne’s beautiful semi precious stone and lava jewellery.
More than 60 gorgeous products available to buy online. Have a look – you’ll love it! www.susannesvjewellery.com
Susanne said of our work together:
Working with Karen on my on-line shop was a real pleasure from the start till the last appointment. Karen is a very creative, accurate person, well organised and very up to date. Communication between us was excellent.
I am extremely happy with the result, it looks very inviting and easy to navigate.
Great tips at the end from Karen and I am sure we stay in touch for updates etc.
Thank you so much, Karen!
It was a pleasure, Susanne! x
Here’s a date for the diary – 19 of the 2019 ABCAT participants all together in a room!
It will be nice for us too, given we don’t see each other on the trail days.
Hope to see you there.
I was walking at the local Attenborough Nature Reserve recently and the beauty of these wild flowers enticed me all along the trail.
The textures, the colours – how inspiring!
My fingers are twitching to get going with my felting and embroidery again after a few weeks off.
Here is a recently completed commissioned – a very large cake, for a very special 90th birthday.
It was the best sort of cake – made with love and care, demolished in hours!