Saturday, November 23, 2013

Slow start

The "Queen of the Night"

opening it's petals.
They are so beautiful, I adore them!



Planing to paint ... :-)








They also come in red,
but are smaller than the white ones, and they open day over.

and there is a pink variety, smaller again,
but the one I used to have did not survive my last move.











Inmidst all the work in the garden, -

 I need a new vest and I am using reclaimed teal coloured wool to crochet something "more lacy". It is quite thick wool and the squares turn out 17 cm square.
21 squares done, -
keeping going until the wool runs out :-)

though I have not worked out how to arrange - connect the squares yet ...








I've started a new tapestry with an ancient Egyptian theme.
It took a while to work the design out
and transfer it.








The "little bits" of black, colour and gold go along the whole width.

The background colour is the solar dyed - natural dye stuff - hand spun silk. For the main figures, I will mainly use wool, cotton and gold yarn.

A slow start, but going now :-)












I also have a tapestry for sale in my Etsy shop (link to it is in the right hand space of this page).
It's ideal for a small space,  for example next to book shelf or fire place ...
A climbing Vine with Butterfly.

17 cm x 90 cm with a green brocade surround and backing
and a hanger.

Closer up picture.















Otherwise I am busy making presents, - that time of year!
And since there is Thanksgiving on the other side of the world,
I take the opportunity to thank all my Blogger friends
 for reading and commenting or just being there :-) !

3 comments:

K Spoering said...

Lovely to see summer, when our ground is covered with the cold, white stuff. I've been wanting to paint, too, but can't seem to find the time to do it. We must challenge or encourage each other to get out the paints and go to it! But, like you, I have a tapestry I feel the need to work on when in the studio.

Mary said...

Hi Vera, Good to see you working. Isn't it lovely that it hasn't been all that hot yet? I assume you haven't had much different weather from us in Victoria.
Those flowers are lovely - and such a lovely name.

Vera L Hazelgrove said...

Thank you both for commenting, sorry I have not been able to catch up earlier but hope towrite again soon.