I thought it would be nice for them to have something to remember the village by and we have a copse that is very popular with everyone, especially dog walkers, and Annie and Brian often go up there. I decided to do a piece of drawn thread work whereby you remove all the horizontal threads in a marked square on the fabric, leaving just the vertical threads. You then free machine these threads together to make the tree stems and branches. The backing is hand dyed fabric and the foreground has been needle felted using my embellisher. As it was quite a large mount I decided to bring one of the trees outside the piece of work onto the mount itself and matched this up with some of the foreground which balanced it. They are both coming to dinner tomorrow night for a final farewell and we will be giving them their card and gift then. Hope they like it.
Hope you've all had a good weekend. We had a fairly nice Friday and Saturday (albeit cold) with some blue skies and sunshine but back to not so nice today - very windy with strong gusts and showers. Forecast for the South West isn't very good for the coming week. In the garden all snowdrops are out and bobbing their heads, we have leaves and buds on some clematis, crocus, daffodils and more - you'd think it was Spring........apart from the weather!!! I'm sure it will arrive sometime but I'm not holding my breath!!! lol