Thank you all so much for your get well wishes ♥
I'm feeling a lot better now and I'm so pleased I'm over it in time to be able to enjoy these few special days before Christmas ... the most magical week ...
All credit goes to the wonderful and talented artists and photographers whose work is included here. Please click on the links to go to the artists' work
1. White snow crystal 2. Imagine snow girl 3. DSC_0478 4. Untitled 5. | 6. Untitled 7. Snowflake macro 8. As a star in the night ... 9. Tiny houses painted 10. White Christmas Lavender Bird 11. Untitled 12. Christmas snowflake balb 13. This years tree 14. Star 15. Nature's Silver Jewels 16. Hug
... and now Christmas is only a few days away ...
I've sprinkled Christmas all round the cottage ...
Pebbles, shells and candles
As you know, I like to decorate my cottage with things from nature such as pebbles, shells and agates. I especially love agates because of the sparkly crystals inside that catch the light
I'm attracted to sparkly things
I love beachcombing all year round
Embroidered leaves, floral and umbel patterns that I love - especially honeysuckle which brings special memories flooding back
A cosy corner
Decorating with seedheads, acorns and fir cones
Thinking about the year ahead
While I was resting, I had chance to think about some things I want to achieve next year. No strict resolutions as such, just enjoyable things I want to pursue
Top of the list is to finish off the jobs in the cottage once and for all and I've made a "serious" snagging list!
I would like to experiment more with paint and collage in my sketchbooks, spend more time with photographic projects and I've committed to making a textile art quilt for Annabel's Festival of Quilts 2010 group. I'm bursting with ideas and inspiration for my piece, which will involve a lot of experimentation with fabric dyes, image transfer, printing, machine embroidery and embellishment - very exciting!
Later in the year, I want to work on a large and "slow" soft cloth piece (inspired by Rebecca Sower). I want it to be something that takes me a long while, something precious that I can pick up and put down, take on holiday ... something that will evolve (inspired by Jude Hill)
My hubby gave me this perfect fir cone he found for me!
Well, I shall do my best to catch up with all of my blog buddies over the next few days before Christmas and I will be back with more things here very soon (lots to catch up with!) and there will be some RED I promised a short while ago ...
... and if you (or someone close) are unwell at the moment I'm sending you huge get well wishes too ♥