Thanks for all the great comments on my quilt plans, they mean a lot to me.
I managed to get quite a lot done since my last post.
First I have been practising my free motion embroidery by stitching strips of sari ribbon onto felt, (thanks for the inspiration Gina).
I have also added borders and pinned my patchwork onto wadding and backing ready for quilting- can't decide what pattern to do. But hopefully something will inspire me.
Over the weekend I had a dyeing session and I think I have the blues I want for my C&G quilt.
I have done a couple of pages in my sketchbook on the theme of "Cabinet of Curiosities". Colourful bugs are a favourite of collectors. See 'Sketchbook Challenge'
It's good to do something different. I do these while (half) watching the TV.
I use Koh-i-noor brilliant waterbased dyes - really cheap, and a waterbrush which is brilliant as you don't need a pot of water to paint with - very dodgy in an armchair. You just need a rag or paper towel to wipe the brush on. If you are thinking of buying a waterbrush, don't buy a cheap one without a valve as the paint back-flows into the reservoir and colours the water - I bought a cheap set of three, and they are useless.
And lastly, we had a magnificent sunset on Saturday. I was busy sewing, but stopped to take these shots through the windows. Unfortunately this red sky at night was a useless weather forecast as Sunday it did nothing but rain.
Photos straight out of the camera - no enhancing.
Have a good week, whatever you're doing,