How on earth did I end up with two ponies called that? Actually, I wouldn't have it any other way - I think they are brilliant in their outlandishness. You can't beat standing at the top of the field and calling these two! and Morticia is a perfect name for middle daughter's pony - her heroine is Wednesday Addams. Add to that my eldest daughter's pony, Matthew, and there we have a perfect collection.
Finally our snow has gone, and the sun even made a brief appearance today. We managed to get the ponies out for the first time this year. Just a walk around the block today - Tishy has newly had her shoes removed, and Marlene, little teddy bear that she is currently, hasn't been ridden since about September time. Both were pleased to be out and about , and Magpie was overjoyed to be out running with the ponies again.
I have started work on the second textile piece, Race -The -Wind. Not very happy with it at the moment, it feels very harsh and 'clunky'. What I really want to do is start building up gossamer thin layers over the basic image, but I have nothing suitable in my boxes of fabric. I'm going to have to go and rummage in other peoples stashes before I can go any further. ( By other people, I actually mean my sister, who has an enviable fabric stash - a whole barn full. I just have to grovel a bit to persuade her to let me help myself)