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
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.