Although we have seen too much rain this year, there is something about it when you do not have to go out in it. With the rain tapping on the window and the little lamps on with a scented candle I am more that happy stitching, sorting or designing. I have always loved the rain when I am cosy in bed as well, and it's the same feeling when I am stitching away and looking out at the garden at the back of the house.
Sat there in the warm and the dry I am more than content. The only thing I miss is the birds, because they are never out in the rain and I miss their chatter and song and I particularly miss -Miss Muddy Beak ... this is my knick name for the lady blackbird who is always digging around in the borders for worms! She has been my inspiration for a while now, in my sketches, she has also become nearly as tame with me as the robin.
Yesterday was one of those days, we have had a shower of rain already this morning and more showers are forecast. It is not a good day for photography or white work but a cosy stitchy kind of day never the less.....
I have my design book out ready to see what is on the list and for anything that I have to search for in my stashes! If I need a particular colour fabric lets say or a button ... If I have not got anything that I feel will fit the bill then ... drum roll! I a have a little list and then I can add it on there so that when I attend a fair I can be on the look out and work from this. It seems terribly organised but it does help me keep a little focused on what I need to buy as well as buying because it is just so beautiful..
If and when the showers stop and there is a little sun today Miss Muddy Beak will be out digging around for worms in the softened soil and I try to take photo's of her for my sketches.... I want to do some designs just for her. You may ask how I know it is the same bird? well because I have got to know her and there is a difference, plus as I say she is a little tame with me and of course blackbirds have territories and defend them when they are nesting and she does defend!
I have been sorting through some of my antique beads today and that is why I needed the beading needles the other day to pop into a work basket. I have some antique beads that are Victorian and pure glass too but are too large I think for the design I have in mind. I also have some vintage frosted glass flower beads as well ... very pretty.
I love the beads that I have photographed and I am going to be using some on a few pieces that I plan
Well I must away to my sewing as today and tomorrow are short work days for me as there is some housework and baking to be done ... My husbands Birthday weekend is upon me and so I want to make it all very special for him.
Have a great day and as always Happy Stitching!