It has been a very difficult period for my family recently but we are beginning to appreciate that the light at the end of the tunnel might not be an express train.
Getting things into perspective has been the order of the day over Easter and so that is the inspiration for my April quiltlet for the Contemporary Group Challenge. The quotation is from Marcus Aurelius and I am continuing to adhere to all my rules. This piece is based on groynes on the beach.
I stitched a prayer flag for my DD Sara over the Easter holiday. She likes it but thinks it is a shame that the idea is that it disintegrates in the wind and weather. I told her the prayers are already sent (and answered in some cases) and so I think she might hang the flag somewhere sheltered.
What else? Well how about these gorgeous Kantha stitched creatures on fabric dyed with woad? Angela Daymond (Fenland Textile Studios) will be selling kits to create these yourself at Festival of Quilts this Summer. She asked several people to trial the kit contents and instructions. I've never measured the amount of thread I'm using before, quite interesting! All the thread is beautiful Aurifil in various weights, including lana wool, all lovely to stitch with. The Kantha stitching has been very therapeutic to work, just what the doctor ordered.
I love the movement and sense of freedom exhibited by Angela's hare.
The heron is so elegant and haughty.