Fitted in a walk this morning – drizzly rain became heavier and it wasn’t that much fun! But- a good dose of fresh air and no guilt therefore at sitting with my lace pillow for the afternoon. I have taught myself how to work the lovely Kat Stitch and I’m making it in a traditional … More Kat Stitch on a wet afternoon
I’ve been so undisciplined in my writing – far too long since I posted anything to the land of blogs. So – perhaps I should introduce some new discipline to my writing. Surely, it can’t be that difficult … This week and last I’ve invested time in my family history research. There are so many … More New disciplines and Snowdrops
Creating a herbaceous border … … More What a summer!
First – catch your Haggis… at this time of year, so the rumours say, these wee critturs are away to the hills, and with two legs conveniently shorter than the others, prove difficult to capture. So – we took the easier route and bought one from the supermarket!! And a vegetarian option at that. We … More First – catch your Haggis
Grabbed both a sandwich and a window seat on the second floor of a book store today and reflected on the contrasting views outside. Lovely old buildings covered in scaffolding – actually shops and also looking much cleaner than before – versus a lovely old graveyard and church. The graves are covered in leaves right … More Contrasts
A thoroughly murky Sunday afternoon. A few glimpses of the sun this morning, but it seems to have gone now for the rest of the day. We’re back to being just ourselves, with Christmas and New Year guests returned to their homes. They are missed. With less looking after of others to do, I’ve stitched … More Murky Sunday afternoons
A new day- a new dawn – and a whole new year ahead. Light levels crept up slowly and revealed a still damp Sunday. After the last few days of white and sparkle, no frost to be seen. Sipping on a second coffee (never as fabulous as the first of the day!), I watched a … More New Year – New Day – the year begins…
Paint and more paint – watercolours, acrylics and textile paints. Making prints on calico – some already stitched forming a background, others simply painted. I now have pieces ready printed with oak leaves ready to stitch for my Ancient Oaks Forest workstream. Also some pieces with poppy seed case prints and wheat and barley. Looking … More Oak leaves and a mess of paint