This is my favourite time of the year. Well actually the summer is my real favourite but my enjoyment of the summer is always tempered by the fact that I know it will soon be over. I realise that sounds stupid but it's the reason I'm always most optimistic in spring - there's so much to look forward to, so much promise!
How could anyone look at this magnolia and not feel uplifted?
Don't you love to see the blooms on bare branches? I photographed these on the way back from Saturday's trip to the market. One of my latest finds at the market is this printer's tray. Laura had bought one recently and I really wanted one too. The little niches are only shallow but are the perfect places for special treasures.
I shall take my time to fill the niches. It'll give me a reason to keep going to the flea market!
Meanwhile, I've been working on my Iris quilts a bit more. I thought this pot needed a table top to stand on and a shadow to look more convincing. I've used Inktense pencils and Markal Paintstiks.
This one is quilted now and I've added a bit of colour with yet more Inktense pencils and Markal.
The last of the three quilts is under the needle as I write this.
Still a long way to go but tomorrow's another day!
Thanks for dropping by - I appreciate it! Linda