It also summoned up feelings and images of a new day, a fresh start, of things being clean and new, and I could not resist including some freshly mown hay!
For this page I used some little pieces of my own hand-dyed fabrics. I will never use them all up. although I now have this strong urge to make some more!
And talking of hand-dyes, I had the most delightful parcel arrive from Karen in Canada the other day. Among the goodies was a wonderful piece of SNOW-DYED fabric, in a delectable shade of mint/apple green. I wonder if I could achieve a similar effect using the frost from my freezer??
Karen also sent me a lovely hand towel with a crocheted top, and a crocheted cloth/washer. Now can you believe it - I have sort of fetish for handknitted or crocheted washers, and will rarely use anything else. I think it stems back to my early days, when my maternal grandmother kept us supplied with them, and we had no use for the towelling facecloths or commercial dishcloths. Accompanying these gifts was a delightful tube of mixed beads, including my favourite sort of leaf beads. Karen chose all these because the colours remind her of Devon, as she has come to know it through my blog. She got it so right!! Not shown in the picture was a little pack of Mistyfuse for me to experiment with.