Have you all been looking at the planets this month? If the sky is clear tonight look to the west and Venus and Jupiter are hard to miss. They are quite low in the sky and very, very bright! Mars is also visible in the east this month so my insomnia has been quite useful for a change. Wish my camera was good enough to take pictures - you'll just have to see for yourself!
I've been having fun waxing hand made papers again today. It's a quick way to create lovely material for stitched collage. Trouble is though, once I start it's very hard to stop, so, when I ran out of hand made paper everything else was fair game. These bits above are some examples that got the treatment! The two sheets on the left were collographs I made last year. It's lovely to see the pristine white paper take on the golden warmth of the beeswax and become translucent. The little tiger moth is a photocopy and the speckled sheet is my hand made paper complete with onion skins and tea leaves! Well what else are they good for?
I seem to live in black, grey and navy all through the winter so, with the coming of warmer days, I thought a bit of colour was called for. This Vogue pattern was quite expensive but I've made 5 tops from it now so I guess it's earned its keep. Today I made it in coral.....
And a short sleeved version in turquoise. Bring on the sun!
Even the broad beans think summer's coming. How lovely to think we'll be eating the first of the crop in a few weeks!
These little darlings don't look too promising right now but give them a little time and some tender care and they'll be fantastic. They better be - we have 340 of them! They'll be the red part of the red white and blue colour scheme planned for our tubs and baskets this year in honour of the Queen's Jubilee.
All this activity builds up quite an appetite so it's good to know today's bread turned out so well - we won't starve this week!
Hope your weekend was productive too.
Bye for now - Linda