Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Vintage Heaven......

Good Morning all

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed some of the lovely weather that came our way.  We had a lovely time but I am ready to get back into my sewing room, I miss not being in there.......My little bit of vintage heaven.

I am going to write a list of things to do and must be done today... only so I do not forget really. Ideas pop into my head and I like to write them down daily, I can then look back on them for future reference or cross them off as completed.

I have a few things that I would like to make personally for myself and our home.... So when I say I am having a weekend off, I mean from commissions and publications.  My husband loves to clean cars... (go figure) anyway if he says he might do that, I rush up to my room and have some personal stitching time.

I have started my vintage hankie panel.  Originally I thought I would have ties at the top to hold it in place on the pole, but have decided that the pole can just slot through like you would in a normal net with wire, but thicker.  I have also decided that vintage carved mother of pearl buttons across the top might be good as well....... Also I might hand embroider a little something on there in addition to the already hand embroidered bits on the vintage hankies..... So something old and something new if you like.......

One of my hankies has a beautiful butterfly on it which is actually 3D.... I have starched it so it sits proudly and thought I would hand embroider a bee.....

When it is finished I will take a photo for you all to see......  And I am going to make some vintage hankie bunting as well ( no not for the downstairs cloakroom!.. I am not that mad ) but it is always nice for parties in the garden.

But for now I must put my stitching aside and get on with a piece for a magazine.......

Have a wonderful day and Happy Stitching!!



My collection of vintage hankies... can you see the butterfly in the middle of this picture? it is a duck egg blue colour. This is before I ironed and starched them...... Soon to be a panel for a window....... :))




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