Thursday, 12 June 2014

At last!

At last it has been warm enough on a free day to sit outside and christen the new garden table and chairs.  They fit into this little corner quite well.   

When I went away last week I took a bag of bits and pieces with me to play with in case the weather was bad.  I had no idea what I was going to do with them and just fished random items out whose colours blended nicely, then doodled with needle and thread.  I did everything by eye and nothing was planned.  It was fun and I was not constrained by any preconceived ideas.  I don't know what to do with it now - it might become a page for another book and that will mean having the pleasure of making some more pages - I have loads more bits which need using. The colours are quite vibrant and stronger than they appear here.

I have a couple of ideas for very different books buzzing around in my head - nothing definite yet but I'll take some pics as soon as there is anything to show you.   Trust me to get ideas when the garden is crying out for my attention.

9 comments:

Ro Bruhn said...

Lovely to see you have some sunshine at last Heather. I love your random page, sometimes these work out better than something planned.

Gordano Textile Artists said...

Your page looks lovely.Why not put your 'bits' out on that lovely table,do a bit of the garden then retire to the
shade and do another page?

The Weaver of Grass said...

I await your next idea with interest Heather - blow the garden, it can look after itself.

Carol Q said...

what a lovely cosy garden corner Heather. your textile piece is gorgeous. I particularly like the hand stitching.

sharon young said...

What a beautiful piece, Heather, happiness shines out of it, I used to belong to a little group and everything I made always had that happiness vibe to it, it's quite magical how that shines through, thank you for reminding me. I think. I shall do the same, when we go North next week.
Love your little nook, your furniture fits perfectly.

WendyK said...

A lovely refreshing piece of work Heather. Love all the hand stitching on it. There is a definite book in the making. One day, I will come down with all my fabric books, and we can have a show and tell session.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a pretty creation you've made there! Lovely and sunny up here today too

JaneO said...

Loving the page as it is, look forward to seeing dome more.

Linda said...

Love your little sitting area...so nice to have somewhere to enjoy the garden whilst stitching/ reading/ eating/ drinking :-) Perfect!
Nice collage too....can tell you enjoyed doing it (and that's what matters most).