I enjoy the gathering of all the materials needed to complete a project and of course you have now seen my work basket system. They look so pretty in a row waiting their turn to be made into something unique.
No piece of fabric or linen is over looked, if there is a slight mark or a bit of quilt unravelled my thoughts are in the right picture (behind glass) it will just add to the beauty, character and charm or the piece.
Beautiful fabrics, linens, threads, buttons and monograms when they are brought together and some embroidery is added with maybe some words can make such a stunning piece of fabric art. When framed and on a wall it is a thing of beauty to look at. Rose of Rose Cottage will always be that and a
picture of Rose will be added to the picture in the corner so that everyone knows who's cottage it is.
I have bought some really gorgeous pieces of fabrics from Absolutely English recently and I am very pleased with them. They also come wrapped in tissue paper with a lavender heart popped in, which when you open the package Summer hits your senses straight away .... You can search for the shop under that name on Etsy if you like what you see. It is stunning fabric isn't it and I have already matched some threads in the light greens. The picture above it with the paisley in the blue, red and lemon is from her too.
Then she posted that she was unpicking a vintage eiderdown which was not bed worthy but the fabric was rare and really beautiful, when I saw the pictures I messaged Yvonne and asked if it was all for her or was she selling any ... to my joy she sold some to me and it has arrived safely and is treasured and earmarked for something scrummy ... With the beautiful colours of dusky pink and the flowers I had fallen in love with it in a photo but in true real life it is even more gorgeous believe me. Isn't divine and smells of lavender as well ..
I have more work baskets than hands to stitch at this point in time and it Bank Holiday coming up and we shall be in Devon staying with a great friend in his cottage for a long weekend. We are adding on to the already long weekend as not only are we going to Totnes vintage market but we are viewing a house too ... Eeeek excited! Our friend is a chef and so we will be very well taken care of. I am taking some stitching with me because I believe one day the gents will be tree cutting with a chainsaw in the garden. I will be settled watching in the Summer House with my needle and threads!
Anyway I must away as I have lots to do including packing for the weekend, I like to get things ready and in the case as the week progresses.
Have a wonderful Monday and as always Happy Stitching!