29/01/2012 § 16 Comments
“Queen of the Meadow”
and there’s the meadowsweet, golden stalks amongst the amazing geranium leaves! I love meadowsweet (also known as Queen of the Meadow), I used to gather bunches of it from the marshy fields near the little river Ceri in Wales. It smells divine – of sweet, summer meadows.
I dashed outside to capture the last of the daylight to take these pics. There’s still the top binding to stitch, but I’ll do that this evening. The back is warm, soft flannelette and I quilted it to give maximum ripply drapes rather than the crisper texture of free motion quilting.
I’ve so enjoyed today. I spent an hour or so this morning watching lambs coming into the world at Sparsholt College (see previous post) – it was wonderful to see the shepherd expertly helping a young ewe with her firstborn. His intervention was minimal, to ensure that her natural instinct was encouraged and not interrupted. After a couple of minutes of looking rather perplexed, she began rhythmically licking her baby as the steam rose from him in the barn. Then, with the wibbliest wobbliest legs, he stood up and began to feed. Brilliant!
Friday afternoon will be exciting this week, hopefully, as my gallery show commences. There’s a lot of listing and labelling to do in the meantime!
Have a lovely week and pop over to Wendy’s Handmade Monday 51 to see what everyone else has been up to.