Monday, 5 March 2012

Must Try Harder!!

I have at last got down to work with my embellisher and this is the result, so far. As you can see I have begun to do some stitching. There is a lot more to do in order to make something of it and I always find it hard if I haven't started out with a clear idea in my mind of what I actually hope to achieve. I laid a few strips of torn and painted Tissutex onto a felt background and then embellished some of the Pot Luck silk fibres recently bought from The Thread Studio over them - they are lovely to work with. If I can't rescue it I can always chop it up and make it into cards.



A welcome sight, though not a very pretty one, is this frogspawn which appeared overnight - two lovely dollops. We gave our lone goldfish to our daughter as I suspected it of eating all our tadpoles and she has other fish to keep it company. I thought we had given all our fish away some time ago when we decided to make it a wildlife pond, but somehow one remained. Hopefully this year we shall have dozens of froglets hopping about the garden, and growing up to be champion slug eaters. There are also newts in the pond and someone told me that they eat tadpoles. If that is the case I shall be in a real quandary.



10 comments:

Julie said...

Gorgeous colours in your embellisher piece Heather. Lovely to have tadpoles, we've got some too and it's been lovely to see the frogs moving about in the pond, normally we don't see them.

Gill said...

If you have newts your frogspawn won't last long! they love it!
I have a lot of newts,no frogspawn(or toadspawn!) but I always have lots of frogs and toads in the garden!!

Gina said...

Gorgeous colours and textures on your embellisher piece Heather.

Gina said...

Gorgeous colours and textures on your embellisher piece Heather.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Do remember with that embellisher Heather that the idea is to enjoy yourself!! I think newts eat frogspawn too - we used to have them in our pond in Wolverhampton. I adore frogs though and you are right - they are pretty good at eating slugs - of which there always seem to be thousands in our garden.

Carol Q said...

ooh yum yum to your embellisher piece Heather. hope you get some froglets soon.

Crafty Green Poet said...

How exciting to see the frog spawn!

sharon young said...

Gorgeous colours, heather, and the textures look great together. Good luck with the pond and frogs.

Jackie said...

Really lovely embellisher piece. Its more than I've done with mine! Its very exciting to see the tadpoles isn't it?

Linda said...

I really like the colours you've chosen for your embellished piece...its progressing very nicely.

I think you're going to have to go on 'newt watch' :-)