garden blooms finally...

Carrying on in the tulip phenomena. My brother gave these beauties to me last fall. They are the special tulip commissioned for Canada's 150 birthday .

We have had three prefect days, warm scented air and the tulips are perfect too! 

'tis the season for tulips

 Haven't got any blooming in the garden yet... that will come in another week but I couldn't resist the bouquets  fresh from the florist shop.  I've had them the week and even as they fall apart there is great beauty coupled with dramatic colour, patterns and texture!

watercolours on ...

I'm  experimenting with how different paints work on timtex, which is a very stiff polyester interfacing.  I have used it before to make fabric books and postcards and this will be the ultimate purpose of these experiments but I wanted to try some watercolours first.  I really love this one.  The paint soaked in at different rates and made some lovely patterns.

the pressure was on but now...

It's done!   Advent countdown begins in 2 days and my grandson's new stockings are stuffed, boxed and ready for him.    It has been fun to put together but time consuming!

 These little stockings came as a fabric panel. I have backed them with other stripes and dots and he will peg them on a ribbon.

and here we are in November

As always after we pass remembrance day my thoughts turn towards Christmas.  It was a busier season in past years but I still start to think just which picture I will use for my card.  Sometimes it is more the colours of the photo. I go through a lot before a decision is made but here's one I love a lot.