It is saturday evening already and May is almost done. It is cold here: about 14 degrees I think and we had lots of rain last night. It was a good day for gardening and I planted a grevillea Robin Gordon in the front garden, also 2 Correa Dusky Bells and 1 Correa Alba. These plants grow particularly well here and attract the native birds. I can see this garden from my bedroom window so I am taking extra care with it.
Last night I constructed my May needlebook using the fabric I coloured with water colour pencils. I was really happy with this piece. The design was easy to draw and colour and the stitching just did itself: well I did it but there were no set rules so it was very relaxing to do.
I had a lovely piece of aqua wool to do the inside and it matches perfectly. I just have to decide on how it should be fastened. Should I just use a pretty ribbon or would a magnetic catch make more sense? Any ideas are welcome.
After that was done to my satisfaction, and inspected by my dear husband I decided to make a start on another challenge.
On the Three Creative Studios Forum we are given a "cue" every week to inspire us to do something creative. Sometimes it is a photo or a drawing or just some musings. This week's word "SPEAK" really had me stumped. I was watching TV and thought I would just take a piece of calico and put it in a hoop and with a needle and some silk thread and see if it would SPEAK to me. The pic above is the result. Over the next few weeks I will work on this piece and share the journey of discovering what it will reveal to me.