Last month I took a few photographs of the flowers that had managed to do their thing despite a very wet May.
As it happens it was the photo of the deep purple and pale lilac aquilegias that consciously caught my attention and became the inspiration for a silk scarf.
And, in that strange way that colours and shapes so often infiltrate the sub-conscious, the alliums found their way into my design too.
The second layer of shapes and colours added over the first fully dyed silk made for a messy looking composition, but after steaming the completed scarf, Eladora Sea, has turned out to be one of my favourites.
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😊 Thank you.
😊 Thank you.
By the way I watched ‘The Dry’ over the weekend. Mmm, sadly, yet another case of the book is much better than the film!
Oh really? And I saw the film on the big screen on account of you! Hahaha. So now I really need to bring the book up my TBR pile.
Well, I feel hesitant to recommend an actual book to you even if I raved about it previously. Mmm, now come to think about it as you’ve already seen the film probably not worth adding to the pile.
I read one of her other books and liked it well enough, but it wouldn’t be the one I’d choose to be marooned on a desert island with. So far that role belongs to The Book Thief.
Definitely agree with you about no for desert island not substantial enough although entertaining. My choice at the moment would be ‘North and South’ even though I have read it several times and had to study it too. The audiobook version read by Juliet Stevenson is a delight.
That’s interesting. I’ve added it to my TBR pile. It could be entirely relevant to the ms I have waiting in the wings. My great-grandmother was born in Bradford in 1854. My current ms, about her daughters, Florence & Lucy, is just back from the editor. Still some work to do, but all looks achievable (famous last words). One problem is not enough voice differentiation between characters. Perhaps I should listen to this in audio too!
Yes, with a professional actor of such standing as Juliet Stevenson, they shine a 1000 watt spotlight on style and tone of writing for different characters. It is particularly noticeable when they read passages of dialogue. Good luck tidying up the ms.