Thursday, July 16, 2020

Lucky lucky me....


Many of you know Michelle and her wonderful art she posts about HERE....

A friend of hers gave her a resource photo and Michelle has done this gorgeous Lilac Breasted Roller and gifted it to me...

It is an African bird and really full of these beautiful shiny colours.... Michelle has captured them so well and you can see the feather detail... amazing work...


I will need to get a frame for it... will have to think about how best to show it off

Thanks Michelle, it is very treasured


 Meantime I stitched up an Australian bird.... our lovely Kookaburra ...  this is part of Field Journal and this colour used is Kookaburra!  


... and this colour is Pansy....


Yesterday I felt like baking (doesn't happen often!) .... I adore date and nut loaf and I have these lovely old fashioned round nut tins... they cut into lovely circle pieces which I think is fun.... 


Luckily the recipe makes more than one loaf.... they disappear rather quickly round here.

Righto, Gotto go.... coffee and a slice of date loaf for me.... 


19 comments:

Chantal said...

Not sure if it's painted or coloured crayons, but that bird is just spectacular! Bravo, Michelle! Love your bird in stitchery too. Enjoy the bread ... or is it already all gone! ;^)

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous painting from Michelle. Love the stitcheries & i love date & nut loaf too. Only way to make them is in the round tins. :) Hugs,xx

Susie said...

so much loveliness in this post

WoolenSails said...

That is a beautiful painting and wonderful gift. I would keep the frame simple so it doesn't distract from the painting. Your stitcheries are beautiful too, I need to start sketching again.

Debbie

Julie said...

Michelle's art work is always just so stunning Fiona & that is no exception. She is very clever with her pencils. I just adore those vintage round loaf tins - you sure don't see them nowadays.

Jennifer said...

Such a beautiful painting - how lucky are you, Fiona! Yummo, date loaf......when times were better our ukulele group played regularly at a market just out of town, where we could buy the yummiest date and walnut loaf ever.

Karen's Korner said...

Your gift from Michelle is stunning. Great job on the kookaburra and that date and nut loaf looks delicious. Enjoy.

Maria said...

You are indeed very lucky to receive such a treasured gift from Michelle. Her art is amazing ...
Such pretty threads for both the Kookaburra and pansies...
Oh a nut loaf, haven't had one in years . Yours look delicious bet you enjoyed a slice or two with coffee.

Jane said...

I love those tins!
What a lovely gift from Michelle, she is one talented lady

White Rose said...

Hi Fiona oh my your bird is so beautiful and it looks so real,what a beautiful gift to receive from Michelle,a true gift from the heart. Hang on to those tins Fiona I couldn't find mine and had to buy a new one ,I would've liked two but at $25 a tin I only got one.enjoy your cake and cuppa my friend xx

kiwikid said...

Beautiful and special art work from Michelle, she is one talented lady. Your stitcheries are lovely, your date and nut loaf looks wonderful. Enjoy!!

Louise said...

What a gorgeous piece of art! You are lucky, indeed :)

Michelle Ridgway said...

I am vety happy it has a good home.....such a beautiful subject and was great fun to do. I just loved those pretty colours. Your Kooka is lovely and the threads on all are beautiful. You are making great progress with them. My Mum had tins like that but not sure what happened to them. I have her loaf tin! I love the circles of yumminess....perfect with a cuppa xx

Karen S said...

That is a very special picture. What a delight. Hope you fine the right frame for it.
That kookaburra is gorgeous. And the pansy colours are just right.
I also love that cake and I think I still have one of those tins. Have to hunt it out!

Raewyn said...

Michelle is very talented alright and how special this picture is! Lovely Field Journal stitcheries - the names they give their threads is so cool! Yummy looking baking - that loaf tin looks great!

Ondrea said...

Michelle is a very talented lady and you must be a special friend for her to gift you one of her beautiful drawings. The colours are amazing. Enjoy it on your wall. Love your 2 stitcheries . Yummmmyyy date loaf.

Susan said...

mmm ti the date loaf - sounds delicious
beautiful artwork from Michelle.

Susan said...

mmm to the date loaf - sounds delicious
gorgeous artwork from Michelle

Janice said...

What a beautiful piece of art. Lucky you. Field Journals is lovely. The threads work so well. I have a couple of date roll tins too. I’d only mentioned recently that we should make some. Yours look delicious.

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