Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Happiness is.......

...........stitching my 'Spirit Cloth' in a sunny conservatory.

( still not quite finished)


............playing with Peachy outside in the garden. (He likes 'hide and seek').

.........looking for signs of Spring. (Chives, camelia and hydrangea)
 .........receiving lots of emails, messages and gifts from thoughtful friends. (Thank you all VERY much.)
.........playing on my new Janome embellishing machine  which I treated myself to last week.

 
                                          front.....................and back (which I've chosen to work on)

  .........doing a bit of Photoshop editing.

.........and chilling out in my art room at the end of the day with him.


Hope you all had a lovely day today....... :-)

31 comments:

Lynn said...

Everything is beautiful Linda, you sound very happy:)
I can't believe you have signs of Spring, although it always comes earlier in the U.K doesn't it?

Holly Loves Art said...

First of all, hugs and kisses to pretty peachy! What a great cat! Love all your latest projects!
Hugs,
Holly

Rein said...

Beautiful work Linda!

Suztats said...

How lovely to see signs of spring. I can only dream of it here underneath a couple feet of snow. Love the colours in your slow cloth!

dosfishes said...

Loving your Jude Hill inspired creations. what's not to love about
an adorable creature like peachy! He looks so at home in your fabric container.....send some Spring buds here would you? xox Corrine

Lorraine said...

its been a lovely spring day today hoping the weather stays warmish..great photos I like your stitching piece at the top and the felting..I need to do more on my embellisher too. Glad you liked my little videos and make sure you have the door open when using the brasso as it stinks!

Nancy said...

You have been a busy girl......looks like you had a wonderful day.....

Peachy is adorable....I have a studio helper like him too....they add so much to our lives.....loved seeing you playing with him outside.....

I really like the colors in your spirit cloth......

Hugs

Sandie's Patch said...

Oooh Linda, I luuurve that Spirit cloth in the making....the colours...Monet's Lily pond????

I've done it again, went to the Beetroot Tree today, should have rung you first but, it was very spur of the moment thing!
They had some new Sari silks/threads in today....the colours!

Didn't go to Pear tree Yard though, my knee won't allow me up/down thos steep steps yet!

Take care,


Sandie xx

La Dolce Vita said...

adorable kitty snoozing so sweetly.. gorgeous closth love your stitches and embroidery!

Sweetpea said...

Your Spirit Cloth is sheer perfection...every last stitch of it!

ju-north said...

Lovely work! You've inspired me to get the embellisher out again!

Jan said...

I love the colors and textures in your woven piece, and all the stitching too. Your embellisher piece is great, two sides, what a great aspect of this technique. I look forward to seeing what you come up with next, also what I come up with next;-) Give that Peaches a smooch from me.

Heather said...

What a lovely post - love the colours in your spirit cloth - it is already looking beautiful. Trust Peachy to find a comfy bed! Love the photo art too.

Diane said...

It doesn't matter what you do Linda--magic happens! I can't wait for some green weather--it's all white and gray here :(

Shashi Nayagam said...

What a lovely post. Yes looks like you found a perfect recipe for happiness.

Bunty said...

Loving your spirit cloth - I am very interested in this course - is it still running?

Peachy is the image of a cat of mine from the 1980's - Jamie. He is very cute indeed!

Have fun with the embellisher - I have never used one - are they difficult?

Barbara

Janny said...

Great post, I can see why you
are happy;o)Beautiful work and what a lovely cat!

Emma said...

Love the new stitching, dod you notice the piece matches perfectly, your header? of course you did! ;)

You've been outside? I did glimps a snowdrop or 2 thru the streaming windows & parts of the garden flying by!

Kimmie said...

I see lots of lush color in this post :)
Your stitching is beautiful!
Oh, and that kitty .... My goodness, what a sweetie!

Rosie said...

Sounds like you are getting back on track lovely girl? How nice it is to have a cuddly man in your life - Peachy that is. Isn't he growing up to be a handsome chap? Have got a severe case of embellisher envy ... unless you let me come and play with it? Then I'll probably be absolutely GREEN and probably have to sneak it back home in my handbag!

Julie said...

What a lovely colourful and cheering post Linda! Your 'Slow Cloth' is looking beautiful. And how did Peachey get in that box? :-) Cats get into the strangest places to sleep.

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Linda! The spirit cloth is beautiful! And I love your digital art. Summer Memories is so soft and lovely!

Peachy is so cute! How is it that cats can make it look like they are comfortable sleeping anywhere? Even with your chin hanging over the edge of a plastic box? We have one that sleeps over a 2x4 and makes it look like it is a feather bed! :-)

Judy S. said...

That Peachy is just too cute! I love your spirit cloth...great colors; it looks like you wove the pieces together before stitching them? Hope your mom is doing well, you too!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Your quilt pieces look fabulous and I was so taken by Peaches in the post below that I forgot to say that the leaves below look marvelous too. ahhhhh look at him sleeping in the ...well I should say,,,"stuffed" into the quilt pieces box...tooo adorable.

Jan said...

I love finding new blog artists...and I 'found' you through VintageBunty.
Your Spirit Cloths are just wonderful. And your emroidery divine.
Blogger is being slow today and I can't get the FOLLOW link to do what it's supposed to do, but will try again so that I can keep up with your wonderful blog.
Hugs from Colorado
Jan
janellabella.blogspot.com

maggi said...

What a gorgeous post Linda. I really like the reverse of the embellished piece, the blending becomes so subtle. Looks like that is yet another box he is about to grow out of - give him a tickle from me.

Jacky said...

Linda your colours of your cloth are so beautiful (and so you!!!!). It's very relaxing to sit and stitch and you cloth gives that peaceful feeling.
So much happening in your world. It looks like you have tired Peachy out!

Sending love,

Jacky xox

Dot said...

Hi sweetpea (and hello to peachy poo too). So pleased you are enjoying stitching our cloth. Your latest cloth weaving is stunning. Love the colors you used
(always love the colors you choose). The photo's of Peachy are gorgeous (great shots). He looks very content - either inside or outside your home.
Sending lots of love from me and the kitties.
Dot xx

Dot said...

P.S Is that a Dotee doll I spy in the top left hand side of the bottom photo of Peachy ? :) :) :)

Jackie said...

Happiness for me is scrolling throigh your beautiful blog and catching up with all the lovliness in it. Have you ever tried wet-felting? I'm sure you'd love it.

Val said...

I love the colours and textures of Summer Memories Linda - this is what I mean about soft edges. Can I do that too? and can I write something down the side as well?
Where do I go for the Workshops?