Sunday, 3 April 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

I've had a lovely day, hug from youngest & chocolates ;) phone call from eldest - don't think middlest knows it's mothers day, don't mind at all as I saw him "last active 12 hours ago"commenting on someones facebook. Not exactly a relaxing day, but that's fine - went to a party last night, not that late as we had lovely B&B guests, a couple of visitors in the studio & once again trying to come up with a finished collage. I had an idea in the back of my mind I'd watch a film - didn't get into the garden as it's been sunshine for 5 mins followed by hail or rain & a bit breezy to feel comfortable in the greenhouse! I did get my sweet peas & tomatoes sewn earlier!) I don't understand people who say Sundays drag!


Sent this to my Mum, she loved it. I'd covered the 'relief' stitched petals with some plastic & masking tape so it wouldn't get squashed & I added a note asking Dad to remove it for her...in case they thought it was part of the design ;) !



sample 1



Sample 2



sample 3

Idid a little hydrangea sketch but forgot to photgraph it. I seem to throw little samples together with abandon, they're only 4" x 3" or so & I love zooming around with stitching adding a bit here & there, using recycled fabrics,(shiny blue this week) newspaper 'drop cloth', painted papers from my pile, & skelatalized & pressed hydrangea petals/bracts from the garden. 



When it comes to 'the real thing' I sort of sieze up & don't let myself relax enough playing with different selections of paper & fabric. Next time I'll pretend to myself I don't care, that they're really samples... Above is the start of one collage about 10" x 4"



& the start of another one. I will get there. I think all the work in the studio has taken more time than I thought - I have almost a wall full of hung & mounted stuff & feel pretty good about that & a card order to get on with.

Hope you all had a great day, too, now I will go & watch that film.

16 comments:

ju-north said...

Great work again! We've had rain and sun - April showers. Have a good week!

dosfishes said...

Happy Mother's Day to you...love your samples, especially number three because as you know tnose colors make me swoon! Lovely card for Mum. Funny bit about the tape. xox Corrine

Beverley Baird said...

Happy Mother's Day!
We have Mother's Day in May here in Canada!
Love your pieces - they are more than just samples!

Connie Rose said...

Those are all so lovely, Emma. Happy Mother's Day to you...I didn't realize you Brits celebrate Mother's Day five weeks or so earlier than we do in the States.

Linda said...

Gorgeous samples Emma...I especially love number 2 (now why can't I put colours together like that?) Sounds like you had a busy Mothering Sunday....snap :-)
xx

Marion said...

Love the hydrangea samples,Emma. Each one is so different.
I had a lovely surprise for Mother's Day - daughter phoned to say I'm going to be a granny. a very special day all round.x

Jill said...

Your samples look perfect from here. I admire your ability to assemble shape and colour in what appears to be an efffortless way.

Iz said...

I love no. 3! How come you can stitch dried petals and they don't disintegrate? What's your secret?!

maggi21 said...

I really do like the hydrangea samples, particularly the colours in number three.

Heloise said...

More lovely creations, I especially like sample three.

Jill Eudaly said...

nice to see bits of nature. Spring has not made it to my part of the world. evrything is brown and April has been filled with snow flurries.
jill

Kelly Warren said...

beautiful pieces, Emma! I love the sewing with abandonment parts! interesting that Mother's Day on your side of the pond is a month earlier that it is here. Ours is the first Sunday in May. Sounds like you had a lovely day!

layers said...

Your flower collages seem to fit into the Spring April showers sort of weather right now.

Sue M said...

Lovely work Emma and Happy Mother's day - ours is in May!

linda said...

Happy Mothers Day! Your collages look great.

Heavens2Betsy said...

I'm so excited! Now I know what I've been keeping my hydrangea heads for. Again, these are jawdroppingly gorgeous. Penny