For instance, I found Annie's blog Knitsofacto, and she led me over to Sue at Backlane Notebook and her thrifty challenge to cut a bunch of flowers from her garden/allotment/hedgerow every week of the year.
Well, I'm not promising to do this every week, but I was inspired to go out in the sunshine, circumnavigate the plot and pick a posy from my garden this morning.
A posy like Liberty Tana Lawn that's come to life on my drawing board
The eagle-eyed among you have probably spotted some new work-in-progress – Mantel Pieces – I'll tell you more about it in the next post. I'm developing a theme inspired by the things on a traditional farm-house mantel-piece; and the connection with things that were once common-place, but are now valued and collected.
The mixed-media pieces are all one-offs, but I'm carefully numbering and recording them, to show the theme as it develops . . .
and leads to . . .
. . . well, I don't know where it's leading, but I needed to start putting things down on paper.