However I did buy a panel that reminded me of water at the bottom and a stormy sky at the top; but what to make with it. Then one day looking out of my bedroom window I had an inspiration. After taking a photo, I then drew the design up and this was the result.
|A wallhanging of the Severn Bridge|
This bridge and the river played a very important part in my life as I crossed it every day to get to work, as did my husband. Many times I was on the cliffs on the other side unable to cross, with my house a mile away, but the weather was so appalling that the bridge was closed. A 1.5 hour detour round by Gloucester. I have cycled and walked over this bridge and walked under it many times, but in its time it was the latest piece of engineering and in 2016 celebrated 50 years since it was opened. I cannot remember how I made the wallhanging or what the technique was but have always thought it gave the effect of looking out of a window.
Tuesday being my 'Bedford' day we went for walk along by the river, which was running very high after all the rain we have had. Bedford School boys were out on the river rowing. Little Will was very keen to see the weir where the water was gushing and very noisy and makes me feel a little dizzy. Is it all the water and the fear of he bridge collapsing and falling in that makes me like that? Anyway both of the Archimedes Screws were going full blast and putting electricity into the National Grid.
I also noticed that a number of swans had converged on a quieter part of the river
|Boats being rowed in the background|
and there was a massive clean-up going on
|That's better, all finished and very clean!!|
If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know that I made a similar one for her cousin and I was asked to make exactly the same one for L. Well I couldn't do that so this one has fabric a shade lighter and I made up my own smocking pattern. The little girls love them because when they twirl the skirt comes out like a bell!
Two happy little girls, but I plan to make a slightly different one for the eldest.