Red squirrel

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One of our little furry visitors tucking in to his/her daily meal of sunflower seeds. The only bit of cheeriness on a bitterly cold day of endless snow showers. Big flakes but not settling at this level, whereas a little higher it is very snowy – again. This Winter seems to be going on for ever!

Easter presents

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Just made these dresses for two special little girls and waistcoats for two special little boys. They will be hoping, as I am, that the snow disappears and the weather warms up for Easter.

Easter chooks!

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Just been hatching some Easter chook doorstops for delivery to SULA furnishing.(www.sulafurnishing.co.uk)

Skye design

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The photo at the top was sent to me by a friend who had visited the ruined church, Cill Chriosd, on the Bradford to Elgol road on Skye. She thought it might inspire me and it did.

I used the inkjet printer to transfer the photo onto fine cotton fabric and then set to work. The printed fabric was then tacked to wadding before I added machine and hand embroidery stitching, as well as textured threads to give a 3D effect. Pieces of Tyvek, that I had coloured and heat treated, were added to enhance the mossy stonework. I then quilted the stonework. My clever husband made a beautiful wooden box frame for it and I presented the finished piece to my friend who has it on the wall above her weaving loom.