Monday 14 May 2018

In The Frame

Two weeks ago, I started a new counted cross stitch.  This one is from the Craft Collection and is called Christmas Robin.  I’ve had this kit for more years than I care to mention and it has been on my ‘to do’ list of craft projects, so it is good to finally have it in the frame.

I was attracted to this design because it features my favourite bird and it also features a church, which reminds me of a one in a village outside Harrogate, where I used to live.

I’ve enjoyed working on this in the evening and it is lovely to have a size which is easier to handle than the huge seaside cross stitch, which I finished in the summer of 2016.  Now that the robin is in place, the design is starting to take shape.

Sunday 13 May 2018

A Creative Journey

I have embarked on a 12 week journey of self-discovery, following The Artist’s Way.  I bought this book a few weeks ago, but then procrastinated until I started to feel guilty about not getting down to work.  I feel that there is some untapped creativity within me and I want to explore it.  This book is my guide and, together with my new red notebook, I am setting out to find ways to discover and recover my creative self.

Having said that, I am already creating in different ways.  I still enjoy my knitting and have recently started a new counted cross stitch pattern.  I’ve also been writing, but I don’t feel ready to share this project with you just yet.  Maybe after I have completed my journey of self-discovery, I will be ready to tell you about it.

Thursday 10 May 2018

Thoughts of Summer

I’m slow at sharing these little beach huts, which I started knitting last summer.  The knitting part was finished in good time, but the construction took a little longer.  Mr Candytuft kindly built the framework (from cardboard) and I eventually found time to sew them together.

In looking at these photos, I just noticed that I forgot to stitch the buttons on for the door handles.

There is still no sign of summer here - spring is only just getting underway.  The grass is now green, but the trees remain leafless.

It may be a few weeks before it is warm enough for a trip to the beach.  These little beach huts are filled with pearl barley for weight, as I intend to use them as door-stops, once it is warm enough to have the windows wide open.