I took a few more shots of the garden and some plants yesterday.
The roses are doing well at the moment as are a number of other plants. So I thought I would share them today.
it was a lovely sunny day today so I went and sat in the garden for a bit and then took a walk around.
Here are some general views
Walking towards the house
Now I need to go and get some more plants. Always a pleasure!
Here is the latest page from my online course with Donna Downey. For this one we were asked to use watersoluble crayons or pastels etc. and to moisten them with white acrylic paint. This enabled blending and made the surface more permanent.
As I was taking these shots I looked out of the window at the front garden and saw that the light was lovely. This was taken through the window glass.
This was an assignment for Sketchbook Skool.
Some of the flowers in my garden today… warts and all! 🙂
It’s amazing what can be found when there doesn’t to be much in flower. The garden is being given a good tidy at the moment so should look nice in a week or two. If only the rain didn’t keep forcing the gardener away!
The following few were taken by my neice Karen this evening
Today I am going to share the images so far in the book that will eventually be mine to keep. In this round there were six different stitchers.
Didn’t they all do well? I will now be working with 7 different stitchers and have the first book here ready to work on. Now…….. what shall I do this time?
Watch this space!
Nothing for months and then the posts come along like buses! 🙂
Some branches of the Embroiderers’ Guild have started travelling books and my branch (Lutterworth) is taking part. Basically what happens is that participating members are divided into groups of six and each member buys a small (5 x 5″) spiral bound sketch book. The book one starts with ultimately becomes yours at the end of the process.
I worked page one in my own book and then at the next meeting passed it on to the next member in my group of six……. and so on. We have just come to the end of the first round and below are the pages I made. For some reason one is missing, but you will get the idea.
This week we will hand these six books over to a new team and receive theirs in return. Then begin the rounds again, until the books are full. At the end the first one becomes mine to keep.
I am finding it is fun and not too onerous as the pieces are small and one has a month to finish it.
Well it has been so long since I blogged that there really are no excuses… so I will just start from here!
I have been enjoying a series of Collage workshops with Donna Downey so I thought I would share those here. We are at number 10 of the series now. Clicking on the image will enlarge as usual.
I have enjoyed learning new techniqiues, not always successful in my hands of course. However, all learning is fun isn’t it?
I took more photos on my second visit so I am sharing them here.
Our new Tablecloth had it’s first outing this time.
Next we have the young embroiderers’ display. Very mixed ages, haven’t they done well?
I apologise for the reflections of the church windows in some of the exhibits, rather difficult to avoid them!
I loved the elegant boots and the Mary Poppins especially in the first collage. The beading was part of a workshop we had with Eliza MacClelland. In the second collage we have free machine embroidery Reflections and Frosty Morning.
I enjoyed this rather splendid piece embellished with gold work too.
Several different techniques in the first image but the tiger image in the second is a lovely piece of mixed machine and hand embroidery .
Finally some dolls. Miss Buttercup on her special chair and Bobbie, a beautiful old porcelain doll in his newly knitted clothes. He was quite tiny… no more than 6″ high I think.
Next a couple of tarts for you! Just look at HER with her nose in the air! 🙂
All in all a very successful exhibition showing the wide variety of talent we have in the Branch.