Sunday, 29 April 2012

Getting things done.

Well, hasn't it been an odd week. I took this phot of these yellow
tulips in my garden this week.........
and today this sad looking collared dove was sheltering in the
bird table.
I have been doing some work and it's now finished. I've still got to
edit the photos. It's my contribution to the Sketchbook Project.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Bluebells and Inspiration

The first bluebells coming through at Calke Abbey.
 I like to see things like this............not the 3 for 2!
 How good is this and it smelt great too.


I'm always on the look out for a good view.
This one is at Calke Abbey just above the top car park. You have to
stand in a certain spot.
 This is at the Elvaston Castle Old English Walled Garden.
I don't make textiles like this but images like this do influence
what I do.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

New addition

We have a new addition to our garden. This bird table was made by my
grandpa a very long time ago and was never used. My other half added
a leg and I added the roofing felt. It was abit parky out there this
morning. We just have to give the birds time to find it. There is
another bird feeder about two yards away.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Quilt show at a racecourse

Went to Uttoxeter Racecourse yesterday with some friends and
bought a few bits. I didn't really want anything  but there were
some things that were irrisistable! We had a good day. I saw
people I usually see at this show or the FOQ. We got home
with empty purses and weary but happy.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Dead wood

I was out for a walk with a friend at one of my favourite places and
came across these very large pieces of felled dead trees. The markings
and colour are inspiring.

I'm not sure what will happen to these huge lumps of wood. I believe they
could be destined to be used as fuel for a biomass wood burner.

New blog

I've started a new blog just for textiles - Textile Elementals
I'll still keep this one going for some textiles and other stuff!

Sunday, 8 April 2012

I'm back

Hello again.............I'm back..............but..........
things have changed. I need to aquaint myself with the new Blogger.
Will be back soon........