The vegies are coming along nicely. This is the brussels sprouts bed, although a large number of rogue potatoes have popped up too - hey, the more the merrier I say. Steve has been cursing the dastardly white fly that seems to adore the brassicas. We are trying to be as organic as possible here so instead of spraying I tried some of these sticky yellow things. They are meant to be used in a greenhouse but they seem to be doing the trick and have caught heaps of white fly.
One of my favourite paintings is Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night. I love the movement in the sky and I thought his brush stroke style would something that embroidery could maybe follow. So I'd like to have a go at, not necessarily recreating, but stitching a sky in the style of this painting. I'd like to alter the position of the stars in the top left so they recreate the shape of The Southern Cross.
So that is The Grand Plan! I am really excited about it, not having had a stitching mission for some years, it is nice to feel the stirrings of anticipation within. I am going to spend quite some time reacquainting myself with different embroidery stitches in a sampler first, as I haven't picked up an embroidery needle for about 4 years. Any maybe in about 5 years time it might be finished... ha ha ha.