Hedgerow harvest

Hedgerow harvest

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

March Perpetual journal.

 Here are the March pages from my perpetual journal. What a strange time it has been for us all. The last picture is a collar dove, a symbol for me of peace and gentleness. Leaving you with that then. Take care all.

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

pictures from the lanes.

 We are now in lockdown in the U.K. We are only allowed to leave our homes to go for food shopping or medicines. But we can go for a walk everyday and we are so lucky to be able to step outside into the countryside. Lots in blossom and the weather is gorgeous so counting our blessings.
 My 2 grown up children are working from home so this house will be busy. Alan is busy in the garden, lots of work to do there.Busy planting and tidying. Love to all, stay safe and busy. xxx

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Meditation cloth and local observations.

 Difficult to know what to say in these worrying times. I am at home with all the family. I hope you are safe and well and managing it all. I am doing a bit of work on the circles cloth- good for calming.
 We are so lucky to be able to walk everyday in the countryside and observe the spring coming in. These are tiny wild strawberries in a lane wall.
 Sunshine on lichen. Yes we had some sunny spring days (but now it is back to drizzle.) Super colour and textures.
 Lastly the greylag geese are more visible by the local lake as they nest. They like to graze the fields and fly over early morning with their wonderful honking noise.Keep well everyone. I am posting everyday on Instagram because it is quick and easy. xxx

Friday, 6 March 2020

Fox embroidery.

 We have been getting lovely videos of a fox at the top of the garden on our wildlife camera. All black and white of course at night but wonderful to know that he or she passes through regularly along with other wildlife ( some of which I am keeping quiet) Si istarted this piece mid Jan and finished it this week.
 Here are so close ups and the whole thing. It is not a large piece but lots of texture and landscape to fit a fox on the prowl.
 My theme for the exhibition at Rodmarton in Sept is 'The Lie of the Land'  so I am thinking and working towards that. Hoping in these worrying times that you are all well. I am taking part in Meet the Maker over on Instagram if you want to see and learn more about my practise.

Saturday, 29 February 2020

Perpetual journal - February.

 Last day of Feb- can you believe it? Here are my perpetual journal pages. Second year round now so I am enjoying the drawings and comments about last years Spring. The flowers are earlier than last year and everything is greening up despite all the storms and the huge amounts of rainfall. There is water lying in all the fields. Wherever there is a dip there is a puddle or a lake.

Friday, 21 February 2020

Winter cloth finished. Slow stitching.

 At last this piece is finished. 6weeks solid stitching but worth it.
 Each little square became an achievement in itself and a daily goal so it was like a calendar of Winter, recording the cold blustery,wet days as well as the landscape. There in the centre are the bare trees in the winter wood, all twigs and movement. In the field squares around it are furrows, sunshine and the crossed out days of illness. I decided to leave some blank to allow calm and silkiness to contrasdt the busy stitched squares. There are french knots around the wood to lead you in and add a raised texture.
 Last picture are of silk cards - little magic carpets to go to the exhibition in April at the Guild at 51.

Friday, 14 February 2020

Westonbirt Aboretum Feb 12th

 Not much progress stitching this week because I have not been well. Instead the blue skies on Weds over the Aboretum and a rhododendron in flower. Everything is early this year despite the gales. In between two at the moment. So this the calm between storms. Two more birds for the journal - sparrow and bullfinch.