Monday, 23 March 2009
I bought a box to put my sewing in, an embroidery frame which allows one to use both hands, and a little magnet to keep needles and scissors on the work. Here it is on my latest project. At the craft group we are using ribbon embroidery on silk, and it will be the top of a square box.
There was so much work in this piece, and the shapes of the urchins reminded me of times snorkeling in Mauritius.
Here is the latest little buy from a speaker at The Kenilworth & District Horticultural Society, potted up in a nice tall clay pot I found hiding under a lot of rubbish in the garden when we first moved in. I love the shapes and varieties of the sempervivum family. This one is called Oddity. I have another one called Brown Owl, which I bought to show to the pack of Brownies when I went to give them a talk on Sempervivums and give them all some plants, and invite them to come round and enter them into the Children's section of the show. I've set up another clay bowl with about five different varieties of sempervivum, using the small rosettes which grow from the main ones. I dress the top of the soil with sharp grit, which shows off the plants well.