Saturday, September 25, 2010

Morning walk and a bit more textile play

This morning John had to go over to the opening of the Natural Resource outlet in Normanville and I went over with him.
There were not terribly many people but we helped swell the numbers a bit.
After that we went down to the beach and walked north towards the city, the sand was pretty hard and easy to walk on but only small pockets of shells and debris along the high tide mark.
It was a bit overcast but when the sun came out it was lovely.
This is the area I had all my early school holidays at as my grandmother lived not too far away. I remember lots of hot summer days playing and swimming on this beach and sheltering from the sun under the jetty which was a lot longer then, we used to dive off the end. Many a winter storm has brought it back to this stub which is still used in summer to shelter under from the baking heat. This side, the gulf side is much hotter than our southern Ocean area.
so a pleasant walk, a bit of socialising and then home again.
I am doing this bit of textile using all the bits of material I have either dyed or transferred stuff to and am having quite a lot of fun with it. Very simple stitches with some layering.
I have no idea what I will do with it when I have finished stitching.


Wanda..... said...

This winter I am going to try my hand at "textile play"...maybe a small throw or shawl would be possible. You are inspiring, Penny!

ArtPropelled said...

Slow cloths are so intriguing. I hope you continue with it ansd see where it takes you. Maybe a bedspread or huge wall piece..... or a small wall piece :-)

Hildred and Charles said...

A nice walk on the beach to bring back memories and then this lovely textile piece, - and adventure when you don't know what the finished project will be, - it opens so many possibilities and so much fun in exploring them. Love the beginning Penny.

Julie said...

Are you doing the stitched peice here all by hand??? It looks really good!!! I do enjoy seeing what you make so much!!! You make me want to do more...I need to do something handstitched soon!!!