The last couple of days have seen my world contracting to a couple of square feet in the living room; perhaps you'd like to see the little 'nest' I've constructed for myself?
Here you see me hard at work on a little commission. You may think you've seen something like it before...and you'd be right!
While I'm dossing about here, I'm making plans for my next stitching projects. Obviously I have things to be finishing, but I like to have ideas trundling around in the background.
However, today I have been up and about most of the day, as far as the garden to pick some herbs for a chicken pot-roast.
While I was vertical, I thought I'd knock up a few scones for elevenses.
Haven't made scones for years. I must say, I prefer the cheese variety, but these were ok, and my brother-in-law and niece enjoyed them too! Now, do you say SKOWNES, or do you say it the proper way, SKONNS? I have a feeling it's a North/ South thing.
Oh, and I MUST mention an incredible texile artist, sadly no longer with us, Edrica Huws whose book Patchwork Pictures is on my list of favourites. Felicity of Eclectic Handmade enquired about it, so here are some photos for you to get a good idea of her wonderful work. Heavily influenced by the French Impressionists, Edrica constructed her patchworks rather as a mosaicist might do. I think she was years ahead of her time.
The book is actually a catalogue of her pictures, published for the Japanese market, and has English/Japanese text. Sadly, there is no ISBN I can give you. I bought it after much misgivings - it was very expensive - from Kaleidoscope Books from Glasgow, at Chilford Quilt Fair some years ago. If you are very interested, then there is an email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org And that's it, there is no publishing information in the book at all.
I 'm particularly fond of the flower studies. Felicity, these are just a few of the great photographs in the book, there are loads more. If you can get your hands on it, you won't regret buying it, though you may be on short commons for a few weeks!
Well, this has been a bit of a strange, mixed up post, but I hope you've enjoyed the colour if nothing else! Tomorrow I'm off to the docs for dressing-change, and I'm hoping the replacement will be less bulky so I can get a shoe on. Then I can DRIVE. And hopefully never need to refer to my tootsies again! Hope your weekends have been as pleasant as mine has been.