Thursday 26 April 2012

"Searching For Spring"

"A Walk Through The Fields"

"Searching For Spring"

I have been busy stitching a few of my smaller pieces which came about after sketches I made during a long walk through the fields.
Two weeks ago it felt like Spring but now we have a return of cold wet weather, the rain is welcome but not the cold!
Last week I had a machine embroidery workshop, it was great to meet some very enthusiastic stitchers and everyone worked so diligently, producing some lovely work.
My next is on Saturday, with hopefully another one sometime in June, which I will share details here on my blog.
In the mean time I have to keep up with some commissions and other large pieces.
Before I go, you must visit Tracy from Ballistic Owl who is a very talented designer and kindly wrote about my work.

Friday 13 April 2012

A Day Out & New Stitching

" Dawn"

" Crimson Tree"

The William Morris Tea Room

St Mary's Church Bibury

This week I went out for the day with my sister and Mum, we visited a small village not far from Cirencester called Bibury.
It was once described by William Morris (1834-96) as "the most beautiful village in England".
We stopped off  at a quaint tea room named The William Morris and enjoyed a delicious cream tea.

Afterwards we walked towards the church, through the grave yard and down to the banks of the river.
This was a magical place, the water crystal clear, reflecting the many trees reaching out above.
Luckily we had sunshine which created wonderful streams of light between the over hanging branches.
I can't wait to capture the ethereal tranquillity of this landscape in threads.
Above I have added a few more of my stitched trees to etsy.
I hope you have a great weekend.
M x

Saturday 7 April 2012

" Yearning For Spring"

"Yearning For Spring"

"Autumn Trees"

I hope you are enjoying your Easter break despite the inclement weather, a return to Winter here with sleet showers and a cold blustery wind.
I did manage to make drawings of our Magnolia tree, in glorious, fleeting, full bloom, before the frost caught, browning the edges of the petals, which are now carpeting our lawn.

I have been busy stitching smaller pieces again, I need a break from the huge textile I was working on at the NEC.
So here they are and I am listing again on Etsy today, "Autumn Trees", " Willow" and " Yearning for Spring".
Wishing you a Happy Easter.