OK so I am going skiing tomorrow with my hub and leaving my two beautiful teenagers behind.
NOT home alone as they wanted though.
There is a list sitting on the kitchen table with all the things I have to do today.. and it reads something like...
clean out chickens
wash dog beds
and its lunchtime already and I have to take the dog to the vet
because he has a sore paw and has a bucket on his head.
He's a sad boy.
So I really shouldn't be on here blabbing.
But I wanted to log the progress with the birds.
I am doing a little when I get the chance.
This is the sample piece in which I was experimenting with the branches.
I tried a few with twiggy branches which I really like.
I also like the amount of branches in this sample. The horizontal lines give it a kind of rhythm.
So far only one branch is in along the width of the piece.
This was done using freezer paper cut as a stencil and then ink pen criss crossed over the paper.
I think there will be a fair few branches and that they will be in contrasting tones, light to dark.
The lighting is horrific on these, the cotton is bright white and not blue white.
I will have to start using my camera again and not the iphone.
Last night at Merville, Martha gave me a summer dress which someone had given her for the fabric.
She thought I might like it....
Not so good with the boots. But a lovely dress which I am going to take up over the knee.
AND it's LIBERTY Tana Lawn...
I am chuffed with it. Roll on those lazy hazy crazy days of summer.
This is what Martha is making at the moment
This is quite a large quilt with lots of applique and stitching, with crystals applied on top. It is fantastic. And it is a gift for some lucky people.
Aah heck can't be annoyed with the epic list in the kitchen.
But then no more house work or work for a whole week.