Where to start? I recently went to Tenerife and had a lovely time and beautiful weather. It was very nice to have a rest and be able to sit outside in the sun stitching ...
We hired a car so managed to get around to a few different places and my favourite day was when we went to Adeje, a really old Spanish town with very old architecture, buildings with character, street cafes, beautiful mountain backdrops and pretty flowers
We sat in a street cafe and had tapas, Spanish omelette, fried cheese with homemade bilberry jam and tuna & tomato salad and it was lovely eating al fresco
From a postcard
I didn't take loads of photos this time, but got a few nice flower shots
Now I'm back and gradually catching up! I still need to visit all my favourite blogs but I did manage to visit the photostreams of every single one of my flickr contacts, phew! What a lot of talented artists and photographers there are on flickr! I love flickr!!!
Driving back from the airport I was listening to Steve Wright on the radio twittering on about twitter and it sounded fun so I joined up!! So now I twitter, occasionally, I think, as it will just be another distraction that takes me away from creating. If you are on twitter look me up but be warned there are bound to be periods of twitter inactivity followed by enthusiastic bursts of "stuff" now and again!
I joined up on Saturday and by the evening I had been contacted by Felting Craft Gossip. Linda Lanese featured some pages from my sketchbook (the work you see at the side of my blog). By Sunday, the feature had been copied on two other web sites so far (that I know of!). It was all a little too fast for me, I'm still thinking whoa!! Stop, I want to get off!!
Lots of other things to catch up on too!! I'm a bit behind with "A Year of Colour". The challenge for March was "monochrome" and, although I made a monochrome collage, I never properly got round to the task last month. So before I move on to April "polka dots" I am posting a few monochrome pictures
"monochrome" means using one colour or tones of only one colour. So "on my desk" I have gathered some lovely fabrics, threads, lace and buttons in shades of "natural" that I'm going to use in my next couple of stitched collages for my Calico Journal
Gathering vintage lace, threads, buttons and old photographs
Some of this lace is special as I used it on a wedding ring pillow I made when I got married
I have some Victorian buttons in here somewhere ...
Lots of photographs borrowed from my Mum to scan and work with - this will keep me busy all year ...
I pulled out a couple of photos that I want to use and I've made a start ... will show you them at the weekend
No mosaic for Mosaic Monday this week I'm afraid. I made one, posted it to flickr, then decided I hated it so I deleted it!!!
Today I had a spring cleaning urge so "Gardening Monday" happened today. The last two days we've had rain on and off but today has been fab so the garden was weeded and swept, the gutters cleaned out and washed, and I washed all the windows and front door too. Arn't I good? Now for some more stitching and blog visiting ... bye for now