Remember this little w.i.p?
I thought it would be a couple of evening's stitching and all done! I thought I might even finish it for a Valentine's post... but the piece had other ideas.. as they so often do!
I thoroughly enjoyed stitching the hearts and working texture into the nest and the tree... but somehow the whole thing wasn't working.. it needed height. It needed to be up in the clouds.
And so this little embroidery became a tiny quilt. And of course once I had added wadding and batting it needed binding. And what with one thing and another, well,
today it feels finished. My little love nest in the clouds.
And what of the other artworks? Well, I decided against getting out my inks. We decided to make a start with more accessible watercolours. And I was reminded of how much I hate painting with watercolours. I missed the deep bright colours of my inks. I missed the extra definition I can achieve with a pen nib. But it was a start!
I had fun selecting pots and crocks - I'm calling this one "Egersund, Meakin, Green" - very literal! I think my painting will remain another w.i.p. for some time! It is like riding a bike; you never forget but you do have to practice to keep from falling off!
And there have been lots of bike rides this week of half term. Spring is in the air and the days are finally getting warmer.
I have heard my first skylark this year and seen the first catkins.
Lots of deadlines coming up, lots of plans, lots more w.i.p.s to share.
Hope you're loving what you're doing. More soon. t.x