You know back here I wrote about how I used to be affected by how a year starts. And about the fact that these days I just accept what happens and don't believe that it's an indicator of whether it will be a good year or a bad year. But bloody hell, this year is really not impressing me at all so far.
In the short 14 weeks that have passed so far I have had two miscarriages, Bella has been in hospital, my wallet has been stolen along with all of Bella's christmas money, we've had sickness almost constantly and now? Well now I'm told that at the end of this week we find out whether or not Jim is about to lose his new, very good, finally something going right, job.
Just out of interest how much are we supposed to take? It's just not even funny.
At least there are Pears though. I love making these. Choosing the scraps of fabric and hand stitching around the pear. It's something good to concentrate on. It calms and focuses me, at least for a short time.
The hardest thing is deciding which fabric's not to use. I find myself cutting out more and more pears because there are so many beautiful scraps to use.
I love the way these two look together. I was quite tempted to do a third and frame them up as a triptyche, but I also love the way they look as stand alone pieces.
Both pieces are in the shop now. Along with a new Puppy called Penelope!