This is the October page I made for Wilma - her theme is dragonflies. this was fun to do. The background is panne velvet coloured with disperse dyes, then vliesofix, then some mica flakes sprinkled over and a lilac chiffon scarf fused to it. The dragonfly wings were stitched on Romeo with cheer organza behind. I wrapped some cords to make the body, then emobssed the head with jade and silver for the eye, adding gel and stitchless beads to finish it off.
Here are some caladiums growing in pots in my back garden. I thought I had lost the white ones after the tree fell over, but here they are back again better than ever.
The back garden bed is getting more colourful and the creepers are taking off nicely. By the end of the summer, the trellis should be completely covered, hopefully there may even be some flowers on it. These creepers should have at least a few flowers most of the year. The birds love them, and I have missed my birds in the back garden. This is what I see when I look out my kitchen window.
I couldn't resist taking this photo of the Cape Yok lily leaf which has just erupted. The texture is superb. There is a flower hiding under it, but it is not out properly yet.
Jock has a new toy. We have new neighbours who have a 19 month boy called Charlie. He and Jock just love each other, but they never stay still long enough for me to take a photo of them together. The neighbours threw this football over the fence for Jock, it won't inflate proerly any more, that just makes it better from Jock's point of view. He chases it all round the garden, always bringing it up for one of us to kick it for him. I have given up on that - does no good for my feet at all. I have to pick it up and throw it!
As I said in the heading this is post 200. I will wait till Saturday night when my grandchildren come to visit, then we will put all the names in the hat and draw one out. So..........leave a comment before then to be in the draw.