Saturday, 7 May 2016


I am writing this in the hope of enlightenment!  Could anyone help me with the following?

1)  Where IS the poll & the Yahoo group?  I thought that the blog was the only place for posting observations?

2)  Has it been decided that 'The Long Walk Home ' is the subject & July the deadline?  I know that Irene proposed it & it suits me as I am halfway home already!  However, I have not seen a definite deadline or any mention of ideas for future work.  Perhaps we could have the themes for the year so we can get ahead of the game if that suits us.

3) Have the people who made contact via my message on the CQ site been contacted & what is the result?  Do I need to do a follow-up message as I have a feeling that some may have fallen by the wayside?  I do feel a bit responsible for their participation & enjoyment.

4) Could you do a post,Will, letting us know where we stand?

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

At last I have managed to get there with the help of John.  Google makes things so complicated,  lets hope its all sorted.
Back to 'Conquered'.  I was really stuck for an idea for the current topic and I saw a picture of Everest.  I am of an age I can remember the thrill of the announcement that Hillary and Tensing had reached the summit.  I'm not good at figures but I think the distant shapes convey they have a long walk down!  It was good to work on something quickly as soon as the idea came.  I usually take ages to decide.
Thank you Will for your patience and help.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Deadline check

Just checking (as newbie). So the present theme is "A long walk home" and they have to be posted by July 1st. Is that right? Tricia

Friday, 22 April 2016

Hi Everyone

Hi Everyone

Apologies for not posting before but I did just want to say hello to everyone and to briefly introduce myself.

My name is Lesley Brankin and I live in the pretty town of Malvern, Worcestershire. Ever since I was little I have been fascinated by all things arty and crafty, perhaps this was something to do with my Mum being a Primary School teacher and their generally being materials around the house? I love art and textiles of all forms and am always keen to try out new ideas and techniques that I might be able to incorporate into my own work.

Challenges are always good to get the old brain cells ticking over and the creative juices flowing so I am looking forward to being a member of this group and tackling the idea of 'A Long Walk Home' - thank you for letting me join.


Wednesday, 20 April 2016

A long walk home

My original idea for this theme was a maze, but I was not really happy with it. Then one night when I could not fall asleep, I knew that I wanted to something with a sign post. Remember MASH? In the centre of their camp they had a sign post with the towns which were important to them and being in Korea they were a long walk away from home. Here is my interpretation:

Sunday, 17 April 2016


even if you as a group decide not to run with the theme above I am making a posting of what I am up to. Actually I had an idea when writing my post of welcoming you all. So here goes.

For the last few days I have been doing some tie dyeing and thought I could use a piece of it for the Long Walk Home theme. I seldom do pretty pieces and yet I just love this fabric so maybe!!!. Anyway here is a sample of one of my 5 fabric pieces I have made. I plan to do 2 more today. The input for doing these came from

How About..... and theme LONG WALK HOME

Wow great to have so many people wishing to join Sky is the Limit group. Welcome to you all. I was worried the group was going to collapse as we were reduced to about 3 people posting regularly.

As a long time member of the group, actually with it from its formation a very big welcome to all of you. It looks like we will live on. Wil Opio Oguta has been the mainstay of the group.

We were running it with members having posted themes to Wil and she picked them out of the hat every month but our numbers dwindled as people found they could not keep up with a monthly challenge.

The group more of less collapsed and I think only about 3 people were posting work so how about us taking up the February theme of LONG WALK HOME and setting our goal as 4 pieces each 12 x 12 inches per year. If we start as if at beginning of May then our posting dates for our pieces would be JULY, OCTOBER, JANUARY, APRIL. This avoids the Christmas business for people.

How about we take in turns to suggest a theme? As you can see I have jumped in taking the theme that was already running in the group but had no postings of work.

Work can be anything you want to do. It would be lovely if we got into the way of posting our thoughts progress etc during the making time. rather than just posting images of a finished piece.

It is up to us how we organise the group so lets have your views and we can work from there.

Everyone please feel free to respond to this so we get going.

Irene MacWilliam in a lovely sunny day in Northern Ireland.... I live outside Belfast.