Spring has sprung for real and here's proof...
The cherry tree in Victoria's garden was just begging to be photographed.
My camera almost captured a bumble bee but he popped into one of the blossoms just as I clicked the shutter. Quite obviously shy.
The morning of Girl Friday Craft was spent working on a second bird pillow for Jo's two girls. I'll finish it off just as soon as I'm completed this post. Embroidery work and chatting just go so well together. You're not having to count stitches or talk above the whirring of a machine. You can just...be and natter and stitch.
The afternoon was spent at Aratoi as I was eager to see the Laura Hudson exhibition. She uses images of women and hundreds and hundreds of buttons in her work so you can see why I was drawn to it. Here's my favourite piece of hers. It's called 'Train'.
The piece focuses around the training of women by their mothers and grandmothers with regards to motherhood, housekeeping and embroidery.
The artist says that the repetition of sewing on the hundreds of buttons represents the monotony and repetition of household tasks carried out in daily living.
Two new pieces of art went up on my wall this week by the very wonderful and exceptionally talented AshleyG. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!
I'll show you some close-ups.
Until next time guys, have a great week!