I haven’t included one of these for a long time. That doesn’t mean that I haven’t been collecting pictures, but that my heart has just not been in blogging. It’s been a difficult year, but there is light at the end of the tunnel, and I can safely say that it’s just the way LIFE goes. We are not promised that anything will be easy or consistent, and it doesn’t really matter what we go through. What does count, though, is HOW we go through it, and how we emerge at the other end. I’m still the same person, but I know that parts of me have changed and developed. That might surprise you, but I think we are all works in progress – and I intend to progress for a long time yet.
Here in the UK it has been cold and dry, at least – it has in our neck of the woods. The sun is low even at mid-day
The bracken has turned to rust and there are fewer specimens of fungi to be seen.
The wind earlier this week has stripped most of the broad leaves from the trees, and the landscape is being gradually dressed in it’s stark winter clothing
Paths that were recently clothed in lush green foliage are slowly beginning their seasons’ rest.
Don’t forget to let me know if you take 100 steps anywhere. I’d love to see them.
Actually, there isn’t any ironing involved for me at this stage, but when it comes to preparation it’s just a question of getting on with it. So, instead of just talking about the new project I’ve actually started it.
The first stage is to work on the back. Yes, the BACK! Why? Well that will become apparent as I get a little further down the road, in the meantime, this will be the back
It’s a piece of wrinkled and crinkled cotton, a very fine cotton, and the texture is as a result of the dyeing process. At the moment it’s just as I want it. It won’t stay that way for ever, you will see how it changes way down the line.
So, the first stage is to tack it to another piece of cotton – one that’s slightly heavier.
This shows how fine the cotton is – it only has to be tacked around the edge at the moment – and I’m almost half way! If I get any further I’ll show you, but not tomorrow, because that is Wordless Wednesday