challenge - work in progress
On Friday, Kristin of Waking Beauty Designs issued a challenge to try "to do the thing you think you cannot do". Well, I am finding that I love a challenge. I have been wanting to do more with textiles and I have been wanting to try myself at an ATC. And then there were the beautiful pieces Lorrie of Lilylovekin Tails recently created, that I found so very inspiring. So, what better starting point could there be? Let's do something different!
Well, it was already a busy weekend, we had guests coming for dinner on Sunday (more about that later), and I wanted to get my Midsummer Nights Dream Necklace finished, so I was a bit short of time. That is why I can only show a work in progress... this textile piece has sort of expanded on the measurements of an ATC (it is my first attempt), so I guess it doesn't fall into that category. But never mind the label. A hand written quote from Zora Neale Hurston: "There are years that ask questions and years that answer.", also stamped and coloured, on old linen and adorned with vintage lace; backed and stiffened with felt. As I said, it is still being worked on and I am enjoying it immensely! Thank you, Kristin, for enticing me to stretch my limits!!
Well, I mentioned we had guests invited for dinner on Sunday. A colleague of Max', with her boyfriend. They live not so far from Frankfurt and we live just north of Munich; it's about a 3-4 hour drive, depending on traffic. They were on their way to Munich, where she will be working for a couple of days. Max works for television, so does she and so they both do quite a bit of travelling. Max and I prepared a lot of mediterranean inspired dishes: artichokes, asparagus, eggplant, fried dates with bacon, several cheeses and delicious Italian salami, pork roast (Italien style, of course), mozzarella with tomatos, salad, strawberries with prosecco (well, actually, this is to drink)... you get the idea. I had the flowers up over the table, because there wasn't room on the table, as usual. It was a lovely evening.
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend?