First up, giveaway win from Annette's Blogoversary celebration. While I did not win the 'grand' prize, sweet Annette drew 2 more names and I was one of them. Her gift held many wonderful things.
Annette included a project bag which was wonderful as I don't have one yet. She also included a needlebook and lots of wonderful goodies. Her handwork is beautiful. Thank you so much Annette!
Next up, my progress on Seven Sheep Sampler.
I am almost done with this half of the sampler. I just need to complete the two small urns of flowers. It's a very fun piece to stitch.
As some of you have asked about my art classes, I thought I would show you some of my work so far. Last week week we did a red apple in class.
The orange colour is used to 'prime' the canvas so, as homework, we had to find the right green shade and paint in the background.
While the red apple looks terrific, I can't take the credit. The teacher did come over and help me. She would wave the brush around, dab at this paint and that, swish, swish, presto, change-o...Magic!
We started painting a green apple (from a real apple rather than a photo as we did with the red apple) today and it looked yucky until she showed me what I should do (I needed more yellow in my green).
So there is lots of homework to finish it! The class is basically for newbies like me to learn colour theory first. I have to admit to a bit of mental fatigue at the end of the 2.5 hours! There is so much to learn!
Lastly, can you spot what I want to show you in the next photo?
It's a bird's nest built in our rose bush! This has never happened before! I will have to figure out the name of the bird. It's a little tiny grey thing and chirps and when it flies it's like it's a sailboat bopping up and down; so cute!
That's it for another week chez moi. Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!