Our prime minister (not a favourite of mine in any case!!) was on TV recently talking about how superfast broadband will make it so much cheaper for everyone to pay their bills, get government info etc. etc. He does not seem to realize that there are still many thousands of us who are unable for technical reasons to even get broadband, let alone superfast!! I would be quite ecstatic about normal broadband but alas, it's not to be at the moment and I will continue to make the most of what we have and have a magazine to hand here to read during particularly tedious down or uploads. Or I'll go to the farmshop, treat myself to a double espresso, a lemon dribble cake an a superfast connection! That is the path for me!!
Talking about paths (wasn't that neatly done??!!) I was a very naughty girl and signed up for Lenna's 4 x 4 swap over on her Creative Swap site. There are still places available on this swap, so you can do this too. One of the reasons was that her swaps are always fantastic, with great organization and beautiful returns and the other reason was that I had taken multiple pictures of our lane during the snowy period earlier this year. Time to put them to good use!
I printed them out onto self-adhesive cotton sheets (from Crafty Computer Paper), quilted them with silver thread in the lane and black for the trees. I then added fabric images from Alpha Stamps Lina Cavalieri as well as the Paris Showgirls #2 sheets that were stitched on. The quote which reads: "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail" is from Emerson and was also printed on the same self-adhesive fabric sheet. Finally I added a large bead to form the moon.
They were mounted on watercolour paper and are already on their way to Lenna!