Saturday 18 January 2014

Stitching, rain and weekend talk!

Good morning
I have just popped in as the house is still quiet and all the mice are still asleep! I thought I would pop in here and have my first cup of coffee quietly watching the rain.

We have our friend here this weekend and last night we had some other friends for dinner as well. It is always enjoyable when we get together, the laughing does not stop!

The rain is relentless here on the South coast of England.  If our local authorities put a hose pipe ban on this summer I shall want to know why!  But today is going to be a leisurely day by the fire.  If the sun does appear we may have a walk down by the sea..... but I can not see a break in this rain. I do not have to cook this evening as we are out, so the day lays deliciously in front of us.

I am never without my design journal though and if I have an idea I can then write it in there, to explore the possibilities another day. 

The other day I was doing some research on the laptop  and I came across some pictures of old needle packet designs, probably used for advertising.  They really are very pretty. My research hours fly by so quickly and I enjoy learning new things about stitchery in particular.  I have been looking at some new (to me) embroidery stitches for a project I have i mind and I am playing on scraps of linen. I am playing with 'raised cup stitch' and it really is lovely..... It is fairly involved but makes a stunning flower!  It is my mission at the moment to try every week to learn a new and different stitch if I can.

What ever you are doing this weekend, I hope you have a great time........

raised cup stitch

It looks stunning I think you will agree!

Beautiful needle packet .... now if that was in the shop I would be strangley drawn to buy those!


1 comment:

  1. Good luck with the drawer Sarah, heres hoping!!!!!
    Your No 1 fan.XX