Tuesday 20 May 2014

For the love of vintage!

Good morning all

Brrrr it has gone cold again can you believe.  Last week I was sat in the garden with my hand stitching and actually had to be partly in the shade so that I could see the stitches I was doing!! Got to love our English weather! ... I am struggling to keep warm again.

Well today I am doing a little sorting in my stitching room.  I would like to change a few bits around and also go through my vintage fabric drawer.  I am preparing for another competition on here.  I will be giving a away some vintage fabric and some buttons.  One of the fabrics is some of my beloved paisley...... so watch this space.

When I went into my stitching room this morning I had to turn on the little lamps as it was dark and it seems to me all wild life has burrowed down again, because there were no bees or birds at all.

I am trying out some samples today.  I have been looking at lots of different embroidery stitches and today I want to embroider a basket of daisies.  I am going to do a basket weave and fill the basket so it brims with beautiful white and lemon flowers.  There might well be a few honey bees buzzing around the top as well.

I am looking forward to the next vintage fair that I am going to on the 1st June.  It is by invitation only so I am not at liberty to put out any details as such, as it is at a private home... But I will be taking some pictures on the day of the marquee and reporting to you all about what was there and what I purchased. Then it will only be 20 days until the next Vintage Bazaar in Frome and I am equally looking forward to that as well.  The people who attend these events are all like minded and such wonderful people and interesting to talk to... plus I will be on the look out for the great ladies and gents who dress the part as well.

I hope you all have a lovely day and I must away to my stitching room... can you believe the heating is on again and I have all my little lamps on.... looks cosy though!

Happy Stitching!

 Hand dyed wool threads in vintage kilners jars in my sewing room.

My cosy sewing room and book shelf with just a few books!!.. my design journals are housed there too!!... honest. Can you see my beautiful carved wood angel wings?

My inspiration for today..... as it is summer in my heart!

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