Sunday afternoon and all the chores were done (well as many as I felt like tackling!). Dog had a great walk ("thanks for that"), I gave the garden a last haircut before the winter, I took some lavender cuttings (I have high hopes for these as the last ones I took, some pelagoniums, seem to have taken - all of them) I did a bit of token housework and washed the bedding for the anticipated next load of house guests and then, lo, I had time for me.
I should be stitching "In a Spanish Garden 2", but it's proving tricky to feed smoothly through the machine (and I find myself with gadget envy - I really want one of these! ) So instead I thought I would do a bit more with the Seville sketch book.
I was inspired by a recent post by Carolyn Saxby where she explains a recent workshop using magazines and painted backgrounds (have a look at her post here).
I did not have my water colour paints with me, so i thought I would try the same idea but with oil sticks and water colour pencils and Inktense pencils, working on some cheap A3 cartridge paper.
Then when it was dry I cut the paper up into tiles and stuck them into the sketch book - the page has already been gessoed (to hide the recipe underneath) and coloured with dilute procion dye used as ink.