A busy day

I started quilting my new 12x12 quilt today.
I was planning to be finished with it by tomorrow night. (The reveal is on Monday). But that might be a bit optimistic, as I would like to do some hand stitching too.
Anyway, I've also started a very simple doll quilt for my little GD. It's ready to be quilted now.
I needed to find a project I could work on by hand at a guild meeting next week, and this will be perfect I think.

A few more Piccies

I thought I would post another few pictures I took last week:

 I do l;ike taking these frame in frame pictures.  This was at Inverue Gardens.

These three pictures were of the wrought iron gates at the gardens.  

 I took this with my new Olympus macro lens.    I managed to get as close as I could to take this photograph.   The pollen is clear to see on the bee as are the water droplets. 

More rust

My rust and blue-green fabrics are hanging in front of me. I've got a design. I did a rough sketch based on a photo of leaves I took last summer. Now, all I have to do is to start cutting and playing. This will be for tomorrow I hope. First, I want to finish the shirt I am sewing for me. (Pictures later, maybe).
This morning, it was very cold for the season, but so sunny. After those rainy days, I really like to see such a nice blue sky...

And here's a beautiful autumn leaf I picked up the other day...

Return from holiday in Sutherland

We have just returned from a wonderful week in Sutherland.  We stayed at the lovely Kylesku hotel.  The food was wonderful and the new owners and their team were very friendly.  

We went walking and hill climbing and visited Inverewe gardens and other places in and around Kylesku. 

Here are a few pictures from Inverewe Gardens:

Some texture:

We had such a wonderful time I think we may return in the Spring when the gardens and scenery will have a different look and the ferries will be running as I want to visit Stornoway and many of the Islands.


Here are a few pictures of rust I took some time ago as inspiration for the next Twelve by Twelve quilt. The colour scheme is "rust with a blue-green patina".
I found these candidate fabrics in my stash...
Not much, and nothing really exciting... So, this week, I played a bit with my dyes and I got this...
This is much better. I'm beginning to see a new quilt...