Sunday, 18 July 2010

I'm here


Thank all of you for your support and good wishes. Mr T should be home from hospital tomorrow. But we are not counting on anything until he is in his favourite armchair. 
Meanwhile I have been busy and I have had to do a bit of vacuuming up of snips and scraps of cotton and fabric which formed a colourful layer under the dining table.
Amongst other projects, I have been working on a larger version of my crazy patchwork purses - a small shoulder bag. I have stitched down the patchwork and added some free-sewing machine stitching and it is now ready for some hand stitched embellishments.


Meanwhile I snapped this rather colourful Six-spot Burnet moth ...


... and my new penstemon  is a rather more vivid blue than I anticipated....

...but it looks great with the wonderful cerise lychnis coronaria.

Hopefully I shall be 'on-line' again soon, and will be able to catch-up with everyone's posts.

13 comments:

patcrafts said...

Pleased Mr T is doing so well and hope he will be home with you soon.
I just love your purse/shoulder bag gorgeous colours so bright and summery. You are definitely very talented what with being a photographer, artist and able to sew too.
Pat xx

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Hi Jill, I haven't visited for a while, so am pleased to read this latest post of yours and have fingers crossed that Mr T is able to return home tomorrow. Love your richly colour photos. Bye for now, Lesley

Menopausal musing said...

Great news re Mr T....... You will be pleased to get him home. Lovely patchwork and of course the other photos are of your usual quality. Especially like the moth........

Sandra Hall said...

I'm sure it will be a big relief to have Mr T home. Fingers crossed it does happen tomorrow.
Its good to see you've kept busy with your patchwork Jill, which is absolutely gorgeous btwYou really have an eye for pulling all the colours together...speaking of which, the colourful flowers in your garden are particularly lovely! x x

Printed Material said...

Good to hear the news that Mr T is coming home. Once he gets back on home turf you will both feel better I suspect. Getting the vacuum out seems a bit drastic Jill but the end results are wonderful. Great choice and mix of colours. Is that penstemon 'Sour Grapes' - that often has a lot of blue in it... and as for the moth... brilliant photos as ever. Lesley x

marigold jam said...

Glad to hear Mr T is hoping to be home tomorrow - it will be so much easier for you both and I am sure you will be glad to have him home again. That patchwork bag is lovely Jill - you really do seem to have an eye for machine stitchery now you have your new machine. Mind you don't clog the vacuum cleaner up though like I did when hoovering up the long threads!! The flower pics too are beautiful - so talented you are.

Take care

Jane x

thekathrynwheel said...

OOoh the patchwork looks beautiful. Hope Mr T makes it home ok :-)

Jane said...

Fingers crossed that Mr T is on his way home. Love the patchwork. Didn't get to Art in Action - life got in the way as usual. xJ

Leenie said...

Your penstemons are gorgeous! As well as the brilliance of their red friends. Blossoms like that make the long dark winter days easier to endure. Best wish for your hubby's recovery

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Good to hear Mt T will soon be home :-)
I adore the bag. Not seen one of those moths before. The plants are wonderful
Anne xx

JP said...

hope he is soon home - love that blue penstemon - has it got a name?

Ticking stripes said...

Your pictures are amazing Jill - Love the lavender one inn the previous post. Hope Mr T is home with you soon.

Amelia said...

hope you're doing well, and all is okay. I love the crazy patchwork and colourful pieces you are doing. Oh and the pic of your cat brought a smile to my face too :)

Amelia.x