|Finished at last!|
My quilt will always remind me of my dear friends Mary, Maura, Esin, Marie and Anna who kindly donated clothes which they no longer wanted, to my quilt project. There are two blouses in there, two sun dresses and a pair of pants! Nothing went to waste. I added some fabric to compliment the different shades of blue. I added a light filler fabric which I bought when I was back in Ireland and I bought the backing here in Turkey.
My favourite of all my projects is of course my first love, Art. I love to paint. Acrylics are a better medium to work with here because of the intense heat. Paint tends to dry too quickly. However now that the temperatures have dropped. 29c outside in the sun this afternoon and a cool 22c indoors, perfect for me to paint.
|My latest painting : SAILING AT SUNSET|
|Bamboo arch in my Turkish garden|
I made this arch from bamboo which I gathered on the beach and brought home on my bicycle. It is a great support for my climbing rose bush which gives a beautiful display in spring.
So it's back to more painting for me for the next few months. It will keep my mind occupied and hopefully the long dark winter evenings will not bother me. It's been a long hot summer here, not a drop of rain since that one shower in early May! Everywhere is bone dry. I can still swim in the sea. I hope to do so until mid November. Not much autumn here at all, as soon as December comes we are into winter. However it's not too bad, nice sunny days but very cold at night.