What a mixed bag we have had with the weather, storms one day bright sunshine the next a typical day in the Outer Hebrides. A start has been made in the garden, a few moments at a time the bright sun lulls you into a false sense of security it is still quite cold. The tyres have been cleared and are ready for future growth. The rhubarb is already starting to unfurl its rich red stalks and pale green leaves, a lovely welcome to a sign of Spring a change of season and a shift in the weather cycle. The mint is starting to poke through the soil, along with some of the other herbs. We are making plans for the garden, always an exciting time of year.
Saturday saw me in the kitchen doing a mammoth bake for the freezer, a quiche, sausage rolls, egg custards to use up an abundance of eggs. I also prepared a bolognaise sauce and a curry ready for the days we have hospital appointments.
I spent a few hours immersed in a project of dying some wool, what fun I have had. I intend to crochet some flowers to make wreaths and a twig arrangement and needed some extra colours. I want to use all Hebridean wool so dying some wool made this possible.
It was soaked in cold water along with vinegar for 20 minutes prior to adding the dye. This was then heated until just before boiling and left to cool to room temperature.
I have once again pursued the experimenting with water colour paint. This time a mixed media approach of painting, decoupage and sewing. I had so much fun with it and will certainly be doing this style of art work again.
This is the back of one of them to highlight where I have used the sewing machine to stitch an outline. I have been looking at other forms of mixed media and will let you know how I get on. As always I thank you for your visit, support and comments.
See you soon.