Friday 15 January 2016

For my love of vintage ..... Stitchery, fabrics, gorgeous buttons and threads.

Antique things have an appreciation and worth.  Something can be old, but it is timeless: therefore, it becomes an antique/vintage.  If this antique is preserved and deemed precious, it can be passed down as a family heirloom.

This week has gone flying by and I am glad to be back to my stitching and creativity.  I have sorted my diaries for this year so far and put the vintage fairs and events that I have information on in both
my work and personal diary.  So many times I have said yes to friends at the weekend, only to find out there is a vintage fair that I am attending .... so this year I have got me organised.

I have been looking through my designs and matching some with magazine and publication work and others for selling.  As I have said I am trying to organise my days better this year.

I have been searching through buttons and fabrics and threads and also would like to get some time to stitch some bits for me as well.  My machine has got to go to the menders tomorrow .. yep great isn't it.  I do mostly hand stitching but I do stitch things up on the machine as well as stitch border of machine stitching on stockings and other things for strength ... so that has been frustrating this week.

I have been practising some stitches and techniques but not actually started a project yet... It really has been not the best start to my year but I have achieved quite a lot in the form of organised.  I think I have the perfect project now to start on and a good idea how it should look with fabrics, buttons and stitching sorted out.

I have some stunning antique carved mother of pearl buttons to use in some projects and I am thrilled with my collection of beautiful fabrics and threads.  My design journal has lots for me to be going on with and the weather being cold is going to find me cuddled in a chair by the fire stitching happily.

I must make a visit to the framers next week towards the end of the week and also I have a day in London on Friday so January for me has kicked off to a very busy start indeed.

I hope you all have a great weekend and do not forget to come back tomorrow as there is the list of vintage fairs and events posted on here so get your diaries out too!

Happy Weekend and Happy Stitching!

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