Yes there is actually some eye candy today but guess what it's not mine!! It's actually my Mums but I thought it deserved to be seen. I have mentioned before that she does the most amazing work. I am lucky enough to have a house full of her projects - always very quick to say 'yes please' if she has something begging for a home! She quilts, felts, does the most amazing stumpwork and intricate embroidery as well as doll making.
The week before last she was lucky enough to take part in a 4 day workshop in Halls Gap. There were various textile workshops but Mum did a 'journey mapping' one with India Flint , an internationally renowned dyer, costumier and artist. One of her popular books is 'Eco Colour'. A lot of the workshop involved communing with nature and collecting bits and pieces which were then used in the dying process . The top photo is the main piece she made over the week and the bottom is a little book they also made. As you all know I struggle with the basics!!!! so I do not understand all the concepts they explored but Mum got such a lot out of these 4 days and has not stopped talking about it. A truly positive experience at a time she really needed it.
I am very excited being lucky enough to win two giveaways in the last few days, a set of ATC's from Kerin at a 'Little Bit of Everything' and a pattern from Kim at 'Kims Big Quilting Experiences'. I'm hoping the third thing may be a lucky lotto ticket so I can travel the world visiting my blogging friends!!!!