I have a friend who "saves" old curtains and fabric from charity shops. She sees them as little lost puppies that look up at her with big brown eyes and if she doesn't buy them and take them home then someone evil will come a long and "hurt" them buy using them in completely the wrong way! I smile at her knowing that she has a bigger house then me and that her generosity is such that I could always have a piece if I needed to.
Well the other day I found a "lost puppy".
The pictures are a little small but if you click on them I think they get bigger. It is a original piece of textile art by an artist called Margaret Swales. It small, only being a couple of inches square and is of a corner of a field with the field stretching off into the distance. The background is made of a folded piece of material but it gives a great sense of 3dness to it. It is machine stitched and when you consider how small it is, it is amazing to see such control over the machine.
I knew as soon as I saw it that it would come home with me!
An original piece of art by an artist I have heard of for £3! It now sits on my windowsill to inspire me when I am washing up.
It's the view I wish I had from my kitchen window rather than the none I have.
Which is a small, scruffy garden where the grass is a bit straggly and the plants should of had an autumn trim, and I still haven't put away all the children's toys!
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