Tuesday, 28 April 2009


I'm all excited, I heard a Cuckoo this afternoon!
Memories come flooding back of my childhood , when we heard that naughty bird regularly.
Sadly, it's a rare sound in these parts now.

I've done some more pieces for the exhibition, this one is called 'The primroses scattered by April'.


Heather said...

I love your fabric picture - it is really magical. How wonderful to hear a cuckoo. I can't remember when I last heard one. As you say, it reminds us of our childhood. I wonder why we like to hear them so much when they have such nasty habits!

Clare W said...

That's a fairytale of a picture for sure. Where is your exhibition? x

Morna said...

This is so lovely!

keith said...

"In April I open my bill
In May I sing night and day
In June I change my tune
In July away I fly
In August away I must"

annette emms said...

Heather -I was thinking about that but I guess it's because it means that summer is nearly here. . .x

Clare - thank you. The exhibition is by Group Purple Textile Artists, at the Weaver Gallery, Church Lane, Ledbury, Herefordshire. 20th to 26th. July.
I'd love you to come!x
Morna - Thank you.x

Keith - The Cuckoo comes in April,
He sings his song in May,
He lays his eggs in other birds nests,
In July he flies away. x

Jules of Whimsicalnotions blog said...

Just scrumdiddliumptious that creation is ! Got my fairy pattern today so excited thankyou.You are starting to go into summer and her in Australia the cold is seeping in and winter is arriving.Happy Creating

Danielle Barlow said...

That's a really lovely piece!
I too heard a cuckoo 2 days ago - first of the year. And the swallows are back!

Genie said...

Lucky you Annette, have not heard one yet this year, although DH heard one yesterday, Love the artwork

annette emms said...

Jules - Thank you and I hope you enjoy making your little shoes!
As for the weather, I can never get to grips with our opposite seasons!x

Danielle - thank you so much.How lovely to see the Swallows back, I just love this time of year.x

Genie - thank you for your kind words!

My Mother's Garden said...

Love your new work Annette! The trees look magical!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Lucky you! I have only heard a cuckoo when they've popped out of clocks.

I love your new work!!

femminismo said...

I too would love to hear a real cuckoo! I guess I didn't even know they really existed still. Love the fabric picture and your woods are too lovely to believe. Lucky you to get to walk there! - Jeanne

Art4Sol said...

This is a beautiful piece....anxious to see more!

annette emms said...

Karrita, Pamela, Jeanne, Art4Sol - thank you very much.

Jules of Whimsicalnotions blog said...

I did it Annette i sewed my first pair of fairy shoes and i did a post and put a link to you here.I love them thankyou sooo much.

Savvy said...

Its absolutely enchanting, I can just look and look and be swept in by the soft colors and textures!

(I have to admit I didn't know there were real cuckoos anymore!)

annette emms said...

Jules - thanks hon, you're very kind.
Savvy - Good luck with your blog, thanks for the comment and yes, I'm glad there are still Cuckoos, thank heaven.x

Tammie Lee said...

This is such a charming piece!