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 :-) !