Thank you for all the nice comments - I enjoy writing my blog. It's like the diary I started each January 1st and never got very far. It helps to keep me on my toes .
Here we are - well we are not but our champagne glasses , chairs and shoes are - all at the ready for our Australia Day relax - the weather is hot and humid (sorry to sound like a jammed vinyl record) and quite tiring so by the end of the day we are both quite worn out. But we had a lovely relaxing night and watched most of the fireworks standing up at this very spot.
Our choir in the garden - at the ready.
In Melbourne for my embellisher workshop I had made some pieces with wool fibre worked on scrim and I cut them up and wove the strips. This is it on my table with my Marrakech stuff surrounding.
Back home I have flower stitched on the surface and added some hand stitch - here is a close up. Incidentally, if you have a flower stitcher and you want to share what sort of sewing machine you have, I would love to hear from you. Then I can add the info to our website because lots of people ask me and I don't know all the machines they work on.
Starting work on my Marakkech book - collecting together all my fibres and scrim - this is for the book cover.
and here are the ingredients for one set of pages - including beads made from my Marrakesh serviettes.
At last I am underway - it takes me ages to plan, sort, gather, print, then stitch, paint, cut, layer etc etc.
Now Ian beckons as we are off to Spaghi for dinner.