Here's one, a caged bird...on linen. The design is The Gilded Cage by Carriage House Samplings. An oldie but goodie. The colours are much more brilliant than how they are showing up in the photo. I had to make small adjustments to the design due to a counting error...
Next I picked up an UFO from mid-Sept 2011! It's the Mary Gibson sampler from the Haselmere Museum. Here's where I'd left it.
...and here is where I left it a couple of days ago. I'm glad I managed to finish the blue house. I have a dilemma with this one. It's stitched on 35 ct WDW Straw linen which I have used before. However, now I am having trouble seeing the holes in the linen. The funny thing is I think it's the way the Daylight Lamp is casting the light on the linen, like it almost bounces back into my eyes. Have you ever had this happen to you?
I use this lamp all the time, like on the Gilded Cage and I never had a problem with it. Now I think it's the linen. It's much, much darker than how it's showing up in the photo. I might have to put it aside again...not feeling the love for it!
I spent all of yesterday painting. Here's a painting (of grapes in case you are wondering) I had to finish for my "homework". Again, my teacher helped with the painting so there are her brushstrokes showing me the way!
Next is something I did for a Traveling Journal project. I expressed my feelings for a poem that I love. It's done with watercolour and I had so much fun playing with colours.
Not much in the way of gardening but here is our dragonfly again. It comes to the same spot every year, it's very odd. I'm sure it can't be the SAME dragonfly but there must be something there that attracts it.
Here's the Christopher Marlowe rose again but see how there is yellow in the centre when it opens up? Amazing! It also has a lovely fragrance.
Thanks for visiting! Must run. Have a great week!