Seems the usual - record heat here for 47 years or something and floods in Qld. That's how it is folks and we can expect more of it. Harley went outside this morning and didn't come back - at 41 degrees - until Ian turned the water on tonight to give everything some relief. She is so good at hiding we will never know. She also doesn't know that tomorrow night we are off for a week.
As usual I have been collecting things to take with me for a little playing - this time sticking to my Marrakesh theme.
A little background for hand stitching - I have chosen my hand threads
Some stencil work and colour in my Khadi sketchbook and I have gathered my pencils and pens and a few other colours and I have also gathered some rough sketches to play with
Then I have been scrumbling Tissutex which has been Shiva - ed and sprayed with Starbursts
and stitched etc
and the old paper napkin on the layer trick
and a rubbing and spray and some gilding flakes - thinking about this.Moroccan work has gold and I would like to incorprate some flakes so this was both a use of a sample and a test. The wonderful pattern is the Marakesh stencil.
Quilting Arts 55 also arrived very late last night so I was up bright and early to get them all away before we go. There are just a few left over if anyone is interested. I had a quick read and was impressed enough to pop it in my back pack for plane reading.
One more sleep and off we fly tomorrow night. Long time in aeroplane for sure..... Lots to do tomorrow - Ian has cleaned all the gutters - this is what you have to do when you have all the lovely trees we have. now we are off to eat because the cupboards seem rather bare apart from our lemon yoghurt and banana for breakfast.