Spring has sprung here, thanks to my beautiful girl bringing some back home with her.
These are just delightful and my favourites
Rebecca carefully wrapped them up and protected them in her hand luggage by using cardboard tubes
They were really tightly closed and I have had such enjoyment as I have watched them slowly unfurl these last few days.
I don't know the name of this plant, but we know it as a money tree
My Mum had one of these in Surrey when the kids were young and she wove enchanting stories for them around the bush, sometimes even hiding small coins amongst its leaves for them to find. Not every time they went there of course, just to add to the mystery.
I noticed this one coming into flower
Little star flowers. It made me smile a lovely way to remember Mum
Fiona http://bubzrugz.blogspot.com.es/ made a post about kantha stitching, I mentioned that I love this technique, so relaxing, Fiona asked what sort of projects I had made using it, so I thought it an idea to make a post of it.
Years ago now I attended a workshop by Surjeet Husain, who was born in India and trained in music, art and design. She was a mind of information and I thoroughly enjoyed using shisha glass and the traditional stitches she demonstrated, making several small projects, little purses and bags.
A little table runner
I didn't follow a pattern as such just let the needle flow,
I stitched this whilst sitting by my sons hospital bedside as he battled with Guillain barre syndrome, the rhythm was comforting. That was about 13 years ago now.
I used some of the techniques on this wall hanging, again just letting the flow take its own course.
I used perle threads and silks, sorry its a bit hard to see in the photo.
The hanging now rests on the wall at the bottom of the stairs.
Today has been a lovely bright day and warm enough to sit in the naya, so I took up my hexie cot quilt to continue stitching, nice way to pass the afternoon. Still a way to go on it!!