I’ve been in front of the computer a lot recently, which basically means little else gets done. How the time passes when you’re working, yes, I’m honestly not doing a lot of internet shopping, except for work things of course, I really am working on the computer.
So a little catch up here. I’ve finished the birds that I posted previously, so those patterns are all ready to go to the Fashion, Embroidery and Stitch show coming up at the NEC in March. Here are the boys.
These are the hanging variety, but the pattern can be used in many other ways.
I had to have a break from the screen one afternoon last week so started to make another piece of work in my Natural Histories series. It’s laid down and ready to stitch, and is 80 x 55 cm. The books are from a photograph I took of a herbal in the British Museum, played around with in Photoshop, and the flower is quite old, cut from an unfinished piece of work. It’s quite naive, which with the butterflies serves as a contrast with the darker, spikier aspects of the piece.
And to finish with, some botanical photographs from a lovely little outing to Winterbourne Garden last weekend.
I’m looking forward to a trip to the NEC tomorrow to the Craft Hobby and Stitch Trade Show with Hilary Beattie, and a couple of days teaching at the Bramble Patch at the end of the week, so more people time and less computer time, which can’t be bad.