One could say there has been a spanner in the works this past month, with almost two weeks away from home, and the need to take things gently for a while now that I am back again. It was great to have the daughter here to keep me in order, but she and her appealing dog have now returned home, and I must once more do all the boring tasks myself - one could become used to having a slave...... Blow the housework, not being able to work in the garden is the most frustrating thing as Autumn is the perfect time to be gardening, and there are so many tasks needing attention, but at least it means I shall be able to spend heaps of time sewing without feeling I should really be outside.
Yesterday I finished my TIF piece for February. Despite spending the whole month thinking about things remembered from early childhood and developing many ideas of how they could be portrayed in textiles, I eventually took the easy way out and used the colours - I thought it might be quicker as I really wanted to have something to show before the end of the month, and it is only two days late. I wanted to try making silk paper again, so this is the basis for my 8.5 x 11 inch piece which is machine quilted and hand embroidered. The colours may not be quite right, but they were just what I had at hand.
Don't ask me what it is, it just sort of evolved along the way, though I think it looks a bit like something geographical! Any suggestions for a title are most welcome!