Monday, 26 September 2016
A new week and lots of gorgeous fabrics to sort through!
Autumn, the years last
William Cullen Bryant.
A new week has started and I have a list of things to do that just keeps going! I am undaunted I have to say because when I write a list it clears my mind of worry and it is so therapeutic when you just keep crossing things off. We had a most wonderful weekend in the Cotswolds with great friends, lots of laughs, a vintage fair and a meal out. More about that tomorrow!
I will soon be having a week off to spend time with our friends who are coming over to have a holiday with us from New Jersery. I am so excited and although it was only around a year ago we saw them when they joined us in Stonnington for five days, it seems I have not seen them for ages and ages. As I will not be sewing when they are here I will not be blogging for a week from Monday 10th October and will be back on Monday 17th October, we will be going to Bath, London and other days out. We will also be celebrating our Wedding Anniversary with them as well. I thought I would give you notice and not just throw it in on the Friday before I am planning to not be blogging!
Getting ready to start the Monday when I get back to normal here and hit the ground running as my husband would say, I will be making a couple of project baskets up to be able to do just that, just in case I have finished whatever I will be sewing the run up to it. If I have something to finish well all well and good but I will have two more projects to choose from as well.
Later today I will be collating my photos from the Love Lane Vintage Fair so I will be showing you that this week. I had a fabulous time and so you will hear all about it as well and a show and tell of purchases .. I say no more!
I am enjoying stitching around the English paper piecing pieces ( gosh that's a tongue twister!) I am just making them up and not stitching them together yet. I would like to think an gorgeous old but new quilt is forming but we will see if it gets that big. I have decided to also stitch some in plain antique French linen as well and I am going to embroider in some of them. When I have lots and lots then I will decide on some sort of pattern to it and what is will be .. maybe a wall quilt we will see. It is so relaxing stitching them up. I have been drawing around 10 or so then later in the day stitching them up. I could mix them all up so it looks just like hexagons or I could do them in a flower shape after shape with similar colours or I could appliqué them on to a vintage French linen sheet. Choices choices!
The picture above was a flower that I did in hexagons and used on a small lavender pillow for me in the end as I did not put it on my Homespun Stitchworks banner. But I could do different fabrics in these shapes and stitch them onto a sheet and so it is really random as well. It could be made into a throw for snuggling down on cooler evenings .... Whatever I decide right now, it does not matter I am just enjoying stitching hexagons of an early evening. A button or two may have to be stitched on as well, just saying!
Must now finish here and get on with my day, it will take a while to collate the photos that I took and I am very keen to get on with my stitchery as well. So whatever you are doing today have a great day and of course as always Happy Stitching! XX