I have been busy but I cannot show you everything I have been working on as some of the things have been for magazine articles, so I can't share until the magazines are published.
I am also delighted that my Travellers' Blanket is going to be the subject of a book for Magic Patch/Editions de Saxe in French and that I will be doing six articles for Magic Patch giving instructions and ideas for small art quilts. And people ask me why I am always going back to France???
There is still time to enrol for workshops at Forcafil in the Haute Alpes in Provence for 18/19 June and of course for my workshops at Cuciservice in Oderzo on 11/12 June in the Veneto ( see my previous post for details)
I have been working on one of my Tifaifai variations. I promised to do an article about them for France Patchwork some time ago but I was kind of stuck as the pieces were already finished- I had not made a pattern or recorded my process with photos. So a friend said- you don't have to make it the same exactly- just do it. She was right of course- sometimes it is too easy to procrastinate. So here is the tifaifai variation- without seeds on the pomegranates and with seeds- what do you think?
I am still going for daily walks- I think the dog, Nesta would go mad with anticipation if I didn't. She has developed a funny new habit- when I walk into the kitchen in the morning- and she can see me through the glass doors- she starts yowling in a way that sounds like talking- as if to say- so there you are it's about time- come on I have been ready for ages. It's had us in fits of laughter because she never used to do this before and she doesn't do it to anyone else ( and there has been lots of other people around with the wedding etc.). She also does it when I have been out in the car. She barks when everyone else arrives but when I arrive she does this funny yowling thing. I am not sure who is going to miss whom more when I head back to Australia at the end of June. I can't get over the variety of flowers in the vineyards and even in the woody areas- it's like a garden, and each day brings to light some new species. I have also discovered a cherry tree with ripe fruit- that provides a snack on the way! it is not anyone's tree but it is loaded with cherries. Yesterday I encountered this flower- I love that right in the centre is one little red flower- how does nature just do that so precisely?