We have had a glorious weekend here, the sun was shining and it was truly beautiful.
I spent a great deal of time filling my raised beds with topsoil and compost, weeding, watering etc., but I decided to make a start on a birthday gift for my best friend .
She loves her chickens so I decided to make her an applique/thread painted picture of a cockerel/Rooster.
I used some embroidered black quilting fabric for the body, and one of the embellished parts of the fabric cried out to become the bird's tail. All other fabrics were in my scraps box and this was done without using a hoop.
I now need to find a frame, and a double mount to complete the picture and this will be presented with some hand-made chocolates for her birthday.
I am so pleased with this, I now want to make one for myself.......