Last year was a rough year for me and my family in many ways, but I promised myself that the New Year would herald a new start, and so far, things are definitely on the up!
As usual, I've been dabbling in various crafts, trying new ones, just in case I didn't have enough to play with! I've started a quilt, in a Grandmas Flower Garden style, using recycled clothes from the family, which make it a memory quilt too. I've made all the 'flowers', but now I have the 'pathway' to add, to join all the flowers into a quilt.
|Some of the 150 quilt 'flowers'|
So thats what sparked my foray into quilting!
|Part of an old quilt showing applique|
There was a huge difference in the interpretation of the title, it was wonderful to see the diversity and fantastic skill displayed there, and 'encouraged' by a friend, Lynn, I decided to do my City and Guilds in hand embroidery! I'm currently 2/3rds of my way thro this course.
|One of the embroideries in exhibition|
|A page from my art journal|
I'll leave you with a photo of a slug! Well I liked it!
|Slug posing and smiling!|