Thursday, 19 May 2016

Tag Tuesday-Wings and Words

I have made a tag for this week's Tag Tuesday, for the Wings and 
Words theme. I haven't been participating in the weekly challenges recently.
This is because I have been getting ready for our local
Open Studio, The Caversham Arts Trail, where I showed some of my  stitched textiles
If you would like to read more about it and see some photos, you can find
it on my blog,here

Here is my Wings and Words tag.
The background is printed on a gelli plate. I used  the butterfly wings 
 from a greetings card. The picture was from A
 Midsummer Night's Dream  by Elsie Piper Harding, which was an illustration 
for the Tatler, December 11th 1929.
The words I used came from the Dalai Lama:-" Give the ones
 you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay."

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Photos from the weekend at Caversham Arts Trail

We had a good weekend with the Caversham Arts Trail . Here are some photos of me and my work at Venue 10.  The photos were taken by my friend, Richard Fletcher.

Jane with her stitched textile pieces
One of Jane's embroideries
One of Jane's hanging birds

Friday, 6 May 2016

Caversham Arts Trail 2016 starts on Saturday 7th May

Starts tomorrow!
I will be at Venue 10, showing stitched textiles work with  Barbara Goodbun, who makes jewellery.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Sneak preview for the Caversham Arts Trail

I am busy getting ready for the Caversham Arts Trail. It starts in 2 weeks!
Here is a sneak preview of the embroidered wall hangings I will be showing.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016


The city of Salamanca is only a train
ride away from Madrid. It took about 2
and a half hours. It is a beautiful city,
full of historical buildings. The cathedral
is magnificent, and I particularly liked the
Art Nouveau Museum, Casa Lis.

View from cafe in Casa Lis

Art Nouveau iron work at Casa Lis

Plaza Mayor

Cathedral, detail of doorway

Cathedral doorway

Cathedral, detail of doorway

Entrance to Garden of Calisto and Melibea

Garden of Calisto and Melibea

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Indoor Market in Madrid

This indoor market in Madrid was full of enticing
sights and smells. 

Monday, 11 April 2016


Here are some photos of Madrid. My husband and I had a great
time in Spain, visiting our son, who lives there.

Beautiful ironwork verandas
Old doorway

Intricate lamp post

Newspaper kiosk

Palace seen through the railings

Gardens inside Madrid Railway Station

El Retiro Park

Glass Palace

Vista through the park