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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Proof, if it were needed...

...that spring is later this year. I have shared photos of my Clematis Montana before, a whole month earlier
in April.

I have been trying/hoping that it would to trail over the back wall but it has a mind of it's own!
I have promised that after flowering I will prune it this year...

...but until then I am enjoying it in all it's glory right outside my shed/workspace door.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Of gorse!

Spring might be a bit slow this year but I know we are on the way when the gorse comes into flower

We have a lot of it growing around here and while for most of the year it is doesn't attract much attention, when it comes into flower it really adds a wonderful splash of colour.

What's more it smells of coconut, making it feel positively tropical around here!!! ...mmm!

These are also showing up! The way they push up through the grass makes them almost seem like something from an alien planet! They remind me of one of my favourite quilts by Frieda Anderson.
I call them Lords and Ladies but I know they have lots of names.

This is already to be stitched. Just need to find the time.
Linking up with Off the Wall Friday. Why not share what you have going on creatively?

Friday, 17 May 2013

Exploring Flight and other thoughts

I shared these pages of my sketchbook with you a while ago and I sort of made a start on what I thought would be some hand stitched samples with this, which you have also seen before, but time is a passing and as I am keen to have some new pieces to show in my booth at this years Festival of Quilts, I have jumped straight in and started on a bigger piece (which I hope will become pieces).

It is not easy because I find increasingly that my time is taken up with teaching commitments and pattern and kit preparation for my little Quilt Routes endeavors...this is not a moan, just a statement of fact... but I am determined to produce my own personal work as well.
The plans I have for this are multitudinous.  I am sure that there are a lot of you who know what I mean by that. So many ideas, so little time :)
Apart from the Flight series ( not sure about that title yet, it might be changed to Above, or something else)
I want to do more Dim Siarad Cymraeg, continue making more Stitched Seascapes, explore more design possibilities along these lines name but a few.


This is where I am at with one piece.