After the wonderful day in Leiden
I did some new layers on the painting,
started on a textile necklace,
got my last piece of the felting exchange
we had a little birthday boy !
(so lots of fun things)
THREE years old
is our youngest grandson
Still a bit groggy from his afternoon nap ...
but unpacking the presents with many helping hands
cured him fast enough.
More layers on the painting
Getting more and more to its final state
It was really fun to make these little balls
like tiny pumpkins ...
together they will make a fun necklace.
In the mail came a well known (by now) big envelope
with a small felted piece
of the felting exchange.
(I thóúght I still missed one, but wasn't sure from whom)
Ahhhh, Caroline, it doesn't matter at all
that it was so late :
it's here now and I love it !
Thank you !
(she apologized because they have been rebuilding their house
and all her stuff is packed up in boxes .......
oh my .... terrible
hmmmm ... you love it when it's finished
but you don't want to be in the process !!!)
Two days ago I took this wonderful bearded Iris from the garden
and put it in a little vase inside,
where the bud opened up really quickly.
Some gnawing animal took a bite ... and left it hanging there
(probably a rat, the water is near the garden and there was also an emptied duck egg)
So beautiful !
The smaller (sibirica) Irises start to bloom too
(they're a bit more purple in real life)
Mmmmmm ... Alliums !
And last but not least :
Ginkgo in his new green leaves
standing brightly in the late sunshine