Texture Tuesday and other things.

I’m linking up to Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday today after I managed to get a photo of the Euphorbia in my garden. It is a bit of a thug in the garden and would happily spread itself willy-nilly but, it has such a beautiful lime green colour,  I can’t bring myself to get rid of it completely, so it’s always there. Textured with kk_lisa

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As well as working on my class with Lisa, I took time out  a couple of Saturdays ago to attend a log cabin class with Chris and Barbara. I’ve thrown out most of my commercial fabrics but couldn’t bear to part with my Oakshott ones and so I decided to go armed with just those. It’s good to meet up with old friends, and to re-visit basics with a slight twist.  I ended up with two cushion covers, the smaller one is from their silk range which frays terribly but is just so beautiful – the cat hasn’t been allowed on that one yet!

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You may remember my amaryllis which eventually bloomed in February with four enormous flowers. It threw up another flower stalk which burst open about a week after the other one had finished. I was amazed by the fact that there were actually five enormous flowers that opened up.

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I was even more surprised by the fact that there was also a sixth bud forming. And since I took this next photo it has opened up to be the same size as the others. Not bad for a £3.99 purchase from Morrisons as it has been blooming now for just over two months.

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Regular readers of this blog may remember that earlier in the year I sent off two small pieces to SAQA, one for the Spotlight Auction and one for the Anniversary Trunk Show. Martha Sielman, the Executive Director, sends out a regular e-blast to all members and I was so delighted that my small offerings were featured in two of them. Fame at last, or should that be notoriety!

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My next challenge is to get a 12″ x 12″ piece done for the benefit auction. I missed the early bird deadline which was today but should still have time to get it done before the final deadline.

I would like to say thank you to everyone who commented on my Working in a Series pieces in the last post. It isn’t easy working alone and so feedback is always very welcome and I am quite happy to receive any kind – good or bad.

I hope that the beautifully warm spring weather that we are having here is visiting everyone else in the northern hemisphere.

Have a good week and thanks for dropping by.

Maggi

Comments

  1. Trying again to leave a message, Maggi. I hope this attempt works. All your work is beautiful, as usual, and congratulations at being mentioned in the e-blast.

  2. Better late than never commenting here! Lovely cushions & what strength must have been needed to throw out fabric! Enough can be enough, tho. I’ve got a similar thug & do still speak to the neighbour who gave it to me – I wouldn’t give it to my worst enemy! There are euphorbias that don’t smother everything in it’s path, tho – yes fabulous color & wonderful smell too.

  3. Thank you! Maggi
    Ciao Daniela

  4. Love your textured digi piece Maggi…….wouldn’t mind some euphorbia thuggery in my garden ;-)
    As for that amaryllis……now that’s what I call good value! I must remember to buy a bulb for next year.
    Congrats for being front page news in the SAQA show…..well deserved. XX

  5. Congrats on being published again Maggi = exciting!
    Brilliant use of the log cabin pattern and the silk must be luscious to the touch as well.
    What a hardy plant you picked out of the bunch it certainly is delivering beautiful blooms…
    today is a lovely day here in Virginia…had to put down my rake and take a break ;)
    oxo

  6. Suztats says:

    Your amaryllis is gorgeous! and congratulations.

  7. Congratulations and that was a great buy from Morrisons…

  8. jan2bratt says:

    I haven’t heard anyone say willy nilly in a long time! Love that euphorbia, I wouldn’t mind it growing willy nilly in my garden. Your cushions are great! So Jack isn’t the boss? Do you have a leather couch? nice. My Amaryllis is in full magnificent bloom right now too with only 4 huge pure deep red flowers and a second bud stalk coming up. aren’t the fabulous plants!? Definitely a good investment. And congratulations on being in the front on the trunk show exhibit! I recognized your work right off! Nice to be in such good company.

  9. All beautiful stuff, Maggi! And congrats on having your work in a SAQA publication!

  10. Quite a nice feather in your cap to be featured there. Good for you – fame, definitely!
    The amaryllis are fabulous. I am waiting for one of mine to send up a stalk, but I left it on the protected porch all winter and I don’t think I remembered to feed it often enough. Jealous of those beauties of yours.
    Diane

  11. The cushions are beautiful. Silk has such a wonderful texture and appearance but can be so delicate. Hope the cat leave them alone. Well done on getting mentioned in dispatches too

  12. Irene Burkitt says:

    I love your cushion covers and congratulations on your fame at ;last! I hadn’t heard of Oakshot fabrics but I’ve had a look and saved it to my favourites. Thanks for the tip about Ruth Lee’s Knitting book. I’ve got it from the library and it’s everything you promised. Thanks.

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