I had several posts I intended to make this week but it just didn’t happen. I did make it to a new knitting group that meets near to my work though. I’ve got a post about my sweater planning that I’ll hopefully get around to but today I wanted to share this:
This is the combined talents of my Dad and my husband. My dad did the etching/print as part of a two-year art course he recently finished studying. He sent me this print for Christmas. It’s based on a photo of him at the Famous Grouse distillery up in Scotland, where Dad, Mum, Mr M and I went on holiday summer 2007.
The frame is gorgeous black walnut wood custom-made by Mr M. Please excuse the slightly wonky angle, I was trying not to get too much reflection on the glass (especially of me taking the photo in my pyjamas!).
I have a pretty talented family. Mr M is fast becoming a woodworking genius (well perhaps I’m a bit biassed!), he’s also pretty handy at fixing cars, and is learning welding and basket making. His dad was was a great mechanic before his back went, and could do just about anything you wanted/needed to do with house building and improvements.
My Dad does or has done calligraphy, all sorts of printing, life drawing, cross stitch, pastel and oil painting. Mum quilts, sews, cross stitches, knits and crochets. My sister quilts, makes gorgeous cards and cross stitches. My paternal grandfather and my maternal grandmother oil paint. My paternal grandmother does bobbin lace and used to crochet. My aunts are all ‘crafty’ too.
I’m so proud of them all!