Napkin Diary For November 2014

This is a much better photo of my napkin diary for November 2014, and below are the links explaining the images and words.

Plus, I don’t think I mentioned that it is mounted onto a page from an old wallpaper samples book, given to me by my friend, Annie.

I have stitched four diary napkins for 2014. One for June (exhibited at The Mall Galleries, November, 2014), one for October, and, one for May.

All of my work is numbered, this is piece 612.

Candle, ducks, fish     Madonna and Child    Je suis Charlie, heart, pencils    HEART    Cricketer

Dentures    Guitar    Please look after this bear    Hat    Slaves    PD    Pipe man    Coventry

A gentleman is never unintentionally rude    All human life    Trouble makers      Rosetta

The most delightful people you will ever meet in your life     Nobody waits    Gag    Football

Indomitable spirit of goodness    Remember remember       Right Honourable    Man at C & A

I know this world is killing you    More cheese Gromit?     Fine and Dandy     Paintbrush

Stranger on the shore    Trespassers will be prosecuted   Dog     Mr. Turner     Lest we forget


22. Napkin Diary For November 2014


Hope you all had a lovely Christmas. Just grabbing a few hours to write a quick napkin post before I settle down with my son to enjoy the Harry Potter film. Trying to capture the sublime pleasure of reading the books together, when he was younger.

Monday, 24th November

I was watching a programme on BBC 2 called ‘Posh People: Inside Tatler’.

The Editor of Tatler, Kate Reardon, said her favourite quote (from Debrett’s Guide To Etiquette, I think), is “A gentleman is never rude unintentionally”. It made me laugh.

I cut the letters from a Paddington advert. It was in Time Out.


 If You Are New Here:

I like to make art from stuff nobody else wants. Stuff from the bin. Stuff with a secret history.

There is usually a bit of stitching involved. My mother was the most wonderful seamstress, as was my grandmother.

I absolutely never cut up books which could otherwise be read, or clothes which could otherwise be worn. Nor, do I erase the blemishes left by life. I cherish life’s blemishes.

Some of my work can be found in my shop.

Oh, and I have developed a penchant for making greetings cards from cereal boxes.