Today I have been inspired by some sweet calendulas that are blooming in the garden. I don't think I have ever planted them, they just reappear year after year.....they must have been here when I first moved here over 20 years ago....and every year they come back with their bright and cheerful faces. I would never want to totally eradicate them because they just try so darned hard!!!
Next is my start on a practice stitch piece. The other day I monoprinted some of the daisies that I had previously painted. I've free motion stitched them into a little quilted piece with a backing covered with cotton batting and now I am trying to decide how best to stitch that big blank space in the middle. I had thought of painting something else into the space, but it is just a practice piece after all and so that leaves me free to play a bit. I'll see what I can do to bring a bit of interest to it. If I can. We'll see. I'll let you know if it works out as planned.