Another project almost completed

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I was asked to interpret this wonderful illustration and here is the finished (almost) embroidery. Prefer my squirrel to the one with the boxer’s biceps!!

Looking for inspiration

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Recently came across this ruined farm steading – loved the old reaper and the remains of an old wooden cart covered in plant growth – and I was fascinated by the stonework in the walls. Took many more photos than shown here with an embroidery project in mind.

Feeding station!

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A walk through the woods and we came across this unmistakable feeding station for the local Red Squirrels. How many munched fir cones can you spot?

Daily exercise

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Getting our daily allowable exercise. All of us! The fluffy duo love the water but will not swim. Paw prints in the sand by the river indicate there are more than just dogs around.

Frog fun!

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We have two ‘masses’ of frogspawn in our garden pond. This one is now resembling a wobbling mass of jelly, as all the tiny tadpoles are developing and wriggling frantically around. Tidying up the border adjacent to the pond i realised that I had company! She ( I am presuming the size of her identifies her as a she) must have kept me company for at least half an hour before retreating ┬áinto a space under the pond edging slabs.

Crocus experiment!

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Trying out a different photographic technique on these beautiful little flowers. I have always been fascinated by their varied colouring andt wanted to try and create some photos where the patterns and vivd colours were seen in isolation. Hence the blurring of parts of the image. I definitely have work to do on this technique but you have to start somewhere.

Missing the books

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Like so many other places right now this wonderful library is closed. This creates a great gap in the lives of volunteers like myself, who would normally be assisting the ‘Keeper of the Books’ with various book related tasks and/or admin, welcoming visitors and giving them guided tours of the exhibitions and allowing them to handle the majority of the books in the collection. So I am going to create my own twelfth size version of the library inside a ‘book box’. I have been sawing the wood to make the tall book shelves and have also sawn 90+ little pieces of wood to make into the ‘books’ to go onto the shelves. Now just have to begin to assemble it all and make those tiny pieces of wood look like real books.

Passing snow storm.

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Out for a walk and we watched the snow storm coming our way. We were walking down the hill track and it caught up with us and the weather was really wild for a few minutes – but we were about 3 metres from the edge of it and only felt a few snowflakes as it all dashed past. It was very strange, as we couldn’t see a thing beyond those 3 metres whilst it was going by. The photos are of it moving away to the north and the east and then the view back to the north west from whence it came.