How lucky I am that I am a creative person, always fiddling about with paints or fabric, dyes or threads, photographs or the computer. And how lucky I am that I can afford to indulge myself in new materials to play with. I've been making good use of those resources and filled up a lot more pages in my Gothic note book. While Mr T was in hospital I took a trip to St Albans Cathedral which has architecture dated from Saxon to the modern. Plenty of examples of Gothic architecture from medieval to Victorian revival.
When you are going out with your camera with a design brief, you look at your subject in a different way, and on this occasion I wanted to capture pattern and texture as well as examples of the architecture. On my iPad I have an app that will make your photographs look like watercolour paintings. These two turned out particularly well.
I have also stitched a little sampler based on trefoils and collage a page quatrefoils motifs that are always featured.
Next I've made a little book. Taking inspiration form Maggie Grey from Magstitch blog and the Workshop On the Web know as WoW. I made a little Gothic inspired book, which looks a bit like a Bishops mitre. It's about 7 inches tall.
I'm particularly pleased with the back. It is a stencil of a church window with transfoil applied to the 'glass' areas which seem to glow.
Another page in my book has been devoted to Grotesques and Gargoyles, another fascinating subject.
Meanwhile the new conservatory has been finished, decorated and fitted with a new floor.
We just have furnishing to choose now. We don't like to rush things round here!
Well that's all from me for now, it's taken me at least two hours to get this blog done. I've got a bit of sticking to do. I will try and catch up on your posts too.