the beginning of a lot of stitch
Sharon on the smocking machine
Beads held with elastic bands
Janet's wonderful conglomeration!
All was definitely aided by copious chocolate cup cakes by Pat - chief baker.
A very soporific afternoon.
Plenty more stitching to go before the big day in the summer.
I planted it some years ago but this spring it has put on a stunning display - maybe because of the mild winter. The flowers are small but lily like. I don't think it is a lily though.
A chance to sketch. Only by drawing does one REALLY observe properly, without distraction.
Also I have done some long overdue lino carving. I've been meaning to for ages. I was a bit ambitious with the over-all size of this as it took hours to cut and my hand was tingling and aching throughout. At last it's finished though. I shall take some rubbings of it and then use it to print, but for now I just like the block as it is. I hope to post some good results soon. The design I took from a steel bench in the garden...again, only now have I REALLY observed this.
It's really just a question of stopping to LOOK isn't it?