Finally I got around to finishing off the goldwork kit that I started with Becky Hogg on a two day course at Hampton Court. After having completed most of the major components the lion has sat in a hoop waiting for all those little fiddly bits to be worked on. So here is the result….
I am relatively happy with the piece, although the s-ing is a little rough around the edges, but I have learnt a number of new techniques. The piece has been finished off by mounting in a small hoop – but I have never been one for putting my work on the wall, so am not entirely sure what I am going to do with this now!
On the gardening front – I bought several little sculptures from a local artist named Emma Godden (so local – she was literally based almost at the bottom of my garden!) who was exhibiting her work as part of the Surrey Artist Open Studios. The nigella and poppy seed heads are now sitting happily in the main border along the path (a very grand title for a little flowerbed!). The seed pods look lovely and were very reasonably priced too, meaning ‘him indoors’ won’t be too unhappy with me!
Also thrown in a paeony in flower for good measure.
Stitch happy everyone!