Saturday, December 27, 2014

Merry Christmas !

A few days late .....  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone!  I hope it is a peaceful and relaxing time for everyone. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Nearly the end of November

I have had lots of fun lately since borrowing these books from the library:

here are some of my experiments with doodles, colour, pens and paints....

and adding some colour.........



I'm trying to do something every day now and have been inspired by looking on Instagram at people I admire and their everday practise.  One of the people I follow is @augustwren on Instagram.  She does a painting a day and just looking at her work makes me want to draw and paint more.

I am still stitching away slowly on the fish embroidery and haven't much longer to finish, though with Christmas coming who knows what will happen :)

Monday, September 8, 2014


Finished this small embroidery in between lots of family happenings....
10cms x 6.5 cms.  I used DMC embroidery cotton, mostly chain stitch and some backstitich in black.

Friday, July 4, 2014

A little more work ....

For me, creating is such an elusive process, sometimes it comes in a flash and all my energy is focused on it,  sometimes it is very slow and creeps along like a limpet on a rock.   Motivation can disappear.  Life will get in the way, and even though you know how relaxing it would be to pick up that unfinished embroidery and do a few little stitches, you just can't make yourself.  I have done a few little stitches and pulled out a lot.......

'Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here? That depends a good deal on where you want to get to' said the cat.

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Visiting Mr Darcy

I recently stayed with my sister who owns 3 cats:  Rani, Louis and last but not least, Mr Darcy.  Mr Darcy and I became friends and I have to show him off here.....

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Working on a new embroidery design


I started embroidering this, but school hols and Easter got in the way, so it still has a way to go before it's finished.






Some beautiful weather....some huge waves....some small waves....some boating on the river....some cafe time and some farm time