Felt making is a tactile and satisfying craft; I like to use the varied and wonderful dyed colours of the soft merino wools available widely in the market place, but most of all I love to make felt using the natural colours and textures of the different breeds of sheep. I use these in my cushions, bags and vessels.
Field of crocus. Our little woodland patch at the back of the garden is full of purple crocuses right now with a couple of the other natural colour crocuses popping up. Also other early spring flowers.
The Grain of Wheat Scripture: John 12:24-26 Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. http://www.rc.net/wcc/parabl20.htm
If you look closely, flowers are complex (and subsequently beautiful) in their colors and patterns. Learn from nature by pairing different shades of one color with a few standout colors. Subtle prints add interest without distracting from the quilt design. **(Click to see which fabrics we featured in this picture.)**
The Wine-Throated Hummingbird (Atthis ellioti) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. With a length of 7 cm, it is one of the smallest birds within its range. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wine-throated_Hummingbird