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Tuesday, 29 May 2012
CAUGHT IN THE ACT
This one spotted me pick up the camera but I just caught him.
After I filled the bird feeders I went and sat at my desk near the window with the camera beside me so that I could see who came. After a while I saw gold finches, green finches, woodpecker, sparrows, blue tits, pigeon and a little wren. It was fun watching them all. Here are some pictures for you.
Greenfinches sharing a meal.
Safe feeding for this greenfinch
Goldfinches sharing an evening meal
I waited and waited but the wren and woodpecker were too quick for me! Just the slightest movement and they are off, the window is only about three metres form the feeders.
I have had a great day out today stitching informally with like minded friends from the Lutterworth Branch of the Embroiderers' Guild. We met in the village hall at Frolesworth which is really close to where I live and sat happily stitching on whatever we felt like.
There was some lovely work going on and the ladies were happy to let me share it with you. For some it was a day for experimentation and for others a chance to work on UFO's.
So here are some photos for you. They are all works in progress of course.
The first two are abstract embellishing samples.
Next some crochet which had grown much more than this by the end of the day.
Now some lovely fabric flowers
The next two are part of a series of free machine embroidered pictures by the same person
Another piece of free maching
Next we have the Rose Hip Flower fairy... a nice peice of stumpwork in progress
This beautifully stitched squirrel is going to be gorgeous.
The next one, using sweetie papers, is the basis for further work. I look forward to seeing where this one goes too
The last one is mine and has been in the works for a long time... with a house move, illness and cataract surgery interupting progress here! The hand stitching is now complete and I just have to decide how to mount it. I can't decide whether to add a border and make it into a little hanging. or whether I shall mount it on a canvas board.
Today has been another interesting one as I have been to my monthly mixed media workshop with Angie Hughes at the Bramble Patch. Here are some pictures of some unfinished book pages.
I haven't yet decided where to go next with these.
It was fun using a limited colour palette just black and white at this stage. I used gesso, white paint, graphite and black ink.
As usual, clicking on the image will enlarge them.