Lyn has got me started on the next Bargello cushion panel and it's a very interesting design. I've played around with this photo to try and make sure the marked lines show up properly. The colours are deep red/plum, through to pale peach, with shades of saffron to contrast. I thought I was going to choose the colours myself but it was suggested red and gold would look good together. I said I'd seen a couple of nice shades of saffron whilst I was restocking, so chose them instead of gold. I also picked the 3 deepest red/plum and Lyn helped with the rest. There are ten colours in total and every row covers 5 threads. Each curved line will be the brightest shade of red and each row will stop when it meets a straight line. It'll make more sense when I've done a bit more. I've been trying to do some more of my crochet cardigan as well, so I haven't done very much as yet.
You know, I read a comment by another blogger this week (I forget who, sorry) that describes the way I work exactly. She said something along the lines of "I don't see patterns as being instructions on how to make something - merely suggestions of what I could do". That's me to a T!! Take an idea from here, an idea from there, add a bit of me and mix it up!!
On Tuesday this week I had my first visit to Hampton Court Flower Show with a friend. OMG - it was HUGE!
And just how do you decide what to buy when faced with 500 traders??.... I bought just 4 plants - 2 heucheras, 1 lavender and this lovely South African Disa Orchid.
My friend also treated me to a selection of little cacti for my upcoming birthday. They are now sat in the window at work. And I managed to say hello with some of the traders I know from the Christmas Market which was really nice.
Do you want to see one or two photos?? I took over 200...