And another in the conservatory.
Not to be outdone by the houseplants, the garden flowers are putting on quite a show in the warm weather as well. We have an unseasonal 15C today - crazy temperatures for February! These beauties are making the most of the sunshine.
And so are the glorious Winter Aconites.
As I was taking the pictures I spotted this fellow out sunbathing on the lawn.
He'll have to be wary of the herons who fly over here every day! Speaking of big birds - regular visitors to this blog might remember seeing pictures of tiny chicks early last year. They're not so tiny now!
And always very curious to see what I'm doing. This one follows me like a pet dog!
Just in case you think I'm frittering the day away wandering around the garden, there is some new work on the horizon! I've taken this pencil drawing of a moth in flight.......
And a page of stencilled moth shapes.........
And combined them with the moth photographs I took recently. I found out some pencil portraits I did a couple of years ago and clever Laura has layered them all in Photoshop and printed them, much enlarged, onto cotton fabric. I love the way the precise quality of the photographs contrasts so well with the graphic effect of the drawings. Sorry about the shafts of bright light across the printed fabrics below - shows just how sunny it is here today!
This is the pencil drawing tweaked slightly to adjust the colour before printing. I expect some people will consider all this to be cheating. Me, I'm an enthusiastic convert to the technology that allows us total control over the fabrics we use to make our quilts! Long live digital printing!!
I can't show the whole design just yet. A girl's gotta have some secrets hasn't she? I'm very nervous to begin the quilting as it's make or break. If things go to plan you may see this again soon. If not............
Cross your fingers for me please!