December 8, 2008

Flowers & stems...

...are what I've been fiddling around with this week.  In amongst all the frost we are having (no snow here, yet!) a little bit of light shone through which gave all these lovely shadows.

I'll be taking these with me tomorrow night to sew the flower heads on.  I've joined a knitting group who meet up in a local pub once a week, I am the rebel as, not being a knitter, I take hand sewing along instead.  It's been really nice to get out the house of an evening to go along with a bunch of other crafters for a glass of wine and a chat while you sew. 

On the subject of nature, we went to get our christmas tree on Saturday, which, as usual for us (we are great sufferers of what we call here in the UK, as 'sods law'!), didn't quite go to plan, just the usual, kids squabbling, lights don't work, kids squabbling, tree falls over, kids squabbling and so on...!  To lighten the mood, we sat down last night and indulged in the Adams family yearly christmas tradition, of watching National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.  Doesn't matter how many times I see that film, it still makes me howl with laughter!

A big thank you to all those who stopped by for the robin tutorial, the winner is (from the online random number generator) comment number 46, which is Erika, from Crazy Button, who, if you are also crazy about buttons, has a rather lovely blog header, go see!

5 comments:

Karin said...

What a cool idea! Can't wait to see what all the flowers look like when they're done!

Mollimoo said...

I love the effect of your fabric around the twigs! Oh, & I totally agree about National Lampoon. I love Chevy Chase & that film! ha ha

sewtakeahike said...

oh these are very clever! Nice work!

Suzie said...

an honest opinion of the Christmas, yes I can relate to that.... love the shadows at this time of year, some greta photo oporturtunities. Love the idea of you going to knitting night and sewing...it rocks....

Rachael Rabbit said...

beautiful --- you really do come up with the best ideas ....