This is the fabric page I made for Lise in the Fibre-Fever swap. Her theme is doors and I know she likes medieval doors. I first painted the piece of calico with white house paint, then embedded scrim onto it to givesome sort of texture like an old stone wall. The doors are paper with various layers of paint, then some Xpandaprint puff paint and more colour then some stitching. After I had done some stitching to make the stone blocks, I washed over everything with a pale wash of walmut ink. This is comnpletely different from the sorts of things I usually make, but I have enjoyed the challenge and Lise like it - that is the important part.
A beautiful fine day today, almost hot. The plumbers have not turned up to put on our new roof, they now say they are coming next Monday. I just hope the weather holds, next week is show week here and we usually get rain! The garden could do with some rain, but I would prefer to use the hose till the roof is on. That will be the last of the repairs, seems like a long time , but there are many others around Mackay who will have to wait another few months yet for their repairs to be completed.