Slow progress on the canvas, but lots happening in the garden.
I don’t seem to have made much progress on the canvas this week, but I’ve been distracted. Mother Nature is performing her seasonal miracles in the garden and you’d have to be hard-hearted not to want to watch.
On March 1st, I took some pictures.
I’m no gardener, so everything that comes up in my little patch has well and truly got here on it’s own merits, but I’m always fascinated by the way that life springs up from the cold and dark winter soil.
Snowdrops appear every year. I’ve never planted any.
Ivy winds itself around the trees and over the fences. It’s welcome in my garden, the flowing leaves take off the sharp edges of the fences. A touch of ‘The Secret Garden’.
Today, daffodils have flowered.
Sunshine is pouring through the window and energy is seeping back.
Here are the stitches.
I’ve resorted to a frame for the time-being – just too soft to keep tight for stitching, but once it gains its own strength, I’ll take it off again.
Not using my normal vivid palette on this piece – yet. It might call out for colour as it develops, but at the moment, it’s pale.
Hope you’re having a productive week.