I am working my way through some lovely books from childhood days. Polyanna was last, next it's Heidi, then Anne of Green Gables, maybe then The Water Babies but I keep going back to Grimm's Fairy Tales. You're never too old for these stories.
I have been playing with some new silk painting outliners, inspired by the Autumn colours of the woods and robins visiting the garden. There isn't much time to fit painting in with work, so I have been getting up very early.
I found using freezer paper to hold the silk for outlining speeds things up, then I can transfer to my painting frame: here's my outline.
I will stick with this method now - glad to have got that sorted.... asleep yet?
Amber hoping a bird will join her on the fence. The woods are closing in around us as you can see, and so our little house feels very protected and sheltered here.
Apples from my Mother's Day tree.
There have been some beautiful woodland walks, berry picking.
and even time to woodstain the little bench my neighbours gave me.
Back soon - Betty x