Thursday, February 5, 2009

Making my day bright.

Two weeks ago I ventured into a Vinnies store to check out the fiction books - if I can't get them at the library I can sometimes find what I like there. However this time I came home with no books but, instead I uncovered two linen teatowels, a gold one and a blue, almost turquoise, one. They just flew into my bag , especially at 50c each. I threw both into the washing machine and fortunately added two colour catchers to the load- bright green pieces resulted.



This is the gold one plus an array of toning perle cottons from my collection - inspiring , don't you think?


While I am doing some stitching there is nothing original in what my work this year. I really miss the challenge of last year's TIF. I tried to produce a series of embroideries using the skills I had learnt in Sharon's Sumptuous Surfaces class. Not all 12 satisfied me but nonetheless I gained so much from the year's work. Maybe the time has come to start another one with a theme of my own choice.

3 comments:

Miss 376 said...

What a beautiful colour and wonderdully complimented by the threads. Looking forward to seeing what you decide to do

Guzzisue said...

I love finding bargains like this, my idea of a good day out is to troll round the charity shops ,,,,,, sorry, got distracted by the snow, from my workroom I can see a snowman so big that they are using stepladders to put his head on he he e

Elisabeth Braun said...

I can feel something autumnal coming on with this colour collection....