23rd Jan 2019
A change in our weather if you are in the UK; much colder, but where I live in Suffolk, there have been wonderful crisp, white coated grasses and trees to see on my early morning walk. Wrapped up well it has been a pleasure to be out walking Tilly as the pale sun starts to break through.
The first picture is my latest design for GOLD, issue 153, which is out now. I only have the simulation as my copy of the magazine hasn't arrived, as yet. It is a bird I was asked to do and is a Northern Cardinal amid blossom. Popular and common of all North American birds, but can be seen in Southern Canada down through the Eastern United States and into Mexico. I hope I have done it justice.
The second picture is a blackwork design of an anemone with the addition of colourful cross stitch, which I think by now you know I love to work on. I am thinking of showing here, on my Blog, as a 'part series' over 8 - 10 weeks to hopefully encourage some of you to have a go at this lovely technique. I haven't quite worked out the logistics as yet and it will only be seen as a simulated print as I don't have the time to stitch it.
My thought is to show you one petal at a time, although we would start with the centre first - hopefully next week - and work from there. Please let me know what you think and if you would be interested in having a go on this project?
Otherwise, have a lovely week all of you, Lesley x