Tuesday, 11 March 2014

When The Boat Comes In

I'm at the' looking at' stage with this piece, I'm glad I cut it to insert  the boat, it looked too weighty stuck on the bottom of the piece. It may need a bit more stitching but I am almost there with this piece.

 My friend Jean brought back some goodies from her stay in the Lake District, this is an amazing idea soluble graphite stick.

It makes a lovely wash effect and very quickly covers the page. It has a protective holder that you can remove to use it on its side for big swirly or geometric shapes.

Each of these sketchbook pages took less than five minutes to produce - result!

Last week I was having some very low energy days in bed, when my husband brought the post up to me. I didn't get too excited, it's all hospital appointments these days. I then spotted a small parcel which turned out to be some lovely pieces of stitch from some blogging buddies. I was overwhelmed and so happy my mood changed instantly. I love looking at these pieces and the sentiment behind them makes me quite emotional.

Thanks Tina, this is a very happy piece of work and makes me smile whenever I look at it.

And this meticulous rainbow piece from Frankie. Thank you.

And this fabulous piece from Julie which takes me straight to Melon Udrigle beach in The Highlands.
It's gorgeous Julie and so much work has gone into it. I'm so lucky to have stitching friends, I think they are the kindest people in the world. You will have to turn your laptops round for this piece I've just realised it's upside down, also I can't  remove the blue highlighted words (where did they come from).

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Still Crafting

I'm still stitching this little piece inspired by a photo I took a couple of years ago in Ullapool, this is my favourite colour palette ( you may have noticed). my stitching speed is almost snail pace but it is such a comfort to have a piece of work on the go.

With the help of my friend Paula this piece was finished off last week. A different colour palette for me but still that orange hit, that always thrills me.