Since my last post, I have been away on holiday to my favourite 'paradise islands' - the Isles of Scilly, which lie out in the Atlantic Ocean, 28 miles from the south-west tip of Cornwall in southern England.
Each day for a week, we found ourselves alternately bathed in sunshine and washed by heavy rain showers, culminating in a massive storm which kept us indoors all day Sunday - but, as always, the incomparable beauty of these magical islands lifted our spirits like no other place on Earth.
Suitably refreshed, I am keen to get back to my quilling again. This first piece is one of those 'fantasy flowers' that I just made up as I went along, experimenting with various leaf-style huskings which were created using a straight row of pins (my 'vertical alternative' to a quilling comb), then folded and enclosed. The flower is a multi-strip 'cut eccentric coil' with each of the cut ends rolled down by just a few turns. I haven't decided where I'm going to mount this quilling yet, but I'm sure I'll find a home for it!
More to come - I hope - over the next few days.