A arty intervention
At the end of February I decided for March I would make a journal, concentrating on
and recording what I see, as I am into stitching at the moment especially embroidery and "Slow stitching" (LINK) this was going to be an extra challenge to learn a new skill at the same time.
The weather is still
I first practised stitching on the cover of the book.
I had been out looking for Lichens and Mosses so I chose this photo (below) as my first inspiration, the universe was listening as the very next day while looking round the secondhand shops I came across two old embroidery books, by a lady called Jan Messent (she will be popping up quite a bit over the month) which just so happened to have a photo of embroidered Lichen on the front cover !
The day after at work I spotted a new magazine called "Love Embroidery " it was all meant to be ..
I found this box full of floss in the secondhand shop too, not completely full some of them are mine .
March 1 2020
March 2 2020
Today nothing much happened in my world so I took to reading some of Jan Messent's book on
gathering supplies .
March 3 2020
This was when I discovered the magazine in the shop, there are many things I would like to try but this was my first attempt as I had seen rabbits that day. We are not sure if it is a Rabbit though ! son thinks it could be a sheep with long ears or a white donkey with a fluffy tail.
On reading up on rabbits I learned....
Litters up to seven young can be produced every four weeks and the young can start breeding at the age of three or four months .
On the other hand when the population density is high the birth rate is controlled by the mother's body
March 4 2020
Today I stood for quite some time and listened to a Song Thrush singing, later I checked on the internet and they have put the song down in notes , this is what I tried to stitch. I have lost the link !? all you need to know is the bird song is beautiful.
5 March 2020
Was World book day.. and yes you guess it I did a page on Jan's book .
|Water Louse and some kind of Nymph|
Today was sunny for a while, there was a lovely display from 3 Buzzards and one Crow over the house, not a bird I get very often but to get three was a treat. Then Later on we had two Red Kites fly round.
This is what I put in my journal.
I do hope you are all safe and well, take time to have a Fleeting moment with nature.