But I wrapped up warm, thank goodness for my shawl, and turned my mind to all things hooky.
I was thinking along the lines of a Mandala, but covered with flowers. It had to be soft enough to attach the flowers and rigid enough to hang on the wall.
Thanks to Lucy of Attic24 I know how to make a flat circle, and with a little bit of thought I dug out a hoop.
Flat circle, made. Insert into hoop Ha ha, think again.
I stretched it over the inner hoop and could not persuade the outer to go on. I used yarn and a needle to stitch from side to side on the back, then tried the outer hoop Ha Ha, did not look good.
Then the light bulb clicked on and I slip stitched the edge around the inner hoop and left it at that.
Thought about it, hummed and hahhed , thought some more and put a few leaves on the edge YES yes yes, I like it.
Now to the middle, light, bright and a bit of glitter.
I started making flowers, roses, at least they will be roses when I sew them up. I have pulled yarn and am happy with my colours, I will be using 2 sparkly balls, a deep pink and white. I do have a purple but it is too dark for this project.
I will make a few in each colour and then see how I want them arranged, and if I want anything different, a butterfly?
Off to Neath now to the
torture chamber dentist.