It is that kind of day today a really lovely all day ahead of me slow stitching day where I can stitch and ponder, delicious!
I love having a day where I only have one thing to think about as it were not stitching then off to do this and back etc no today is a full stitching marathon and I am looking forward to it so much with lots of happy thoughts buzzing around my head whilst creating.
This morning before writing my blog I threaded lots of needles so I could have a uninterrupted hour or so of no threading and I have laid it all out to begin.
The weather is still gorgeous and I have my basket ready to go be it inside in my stitchery room with the window flung open wide watching the wildlife or indeed outside on the table, it depends on the breeze. as you know chasing little bits of appliqué fabric around the garden is not my favourite hobby although it does amuse the robin!
Talking very quickly about wild life we had a visitor the other day in our garden that we have never seen there before, a woodpecker! I could not believe it. They are not very big either but the colours
So I am hoping today he will return and I can maybe get a picture, they are very shy creatures so it is not easy but I live in hope that if I stitch in the garden quietly he may come back and he will get used to me being there. It would be too easy to call him Woody so I am going to think of a name for this regal fella! or it might be a girl ... hmmm any ideas?
This morning early I sorted out some more gorgeous fabrics that I would like in my Winter Star wall hanging and so later in the day I will cut out some more hexagons and diamonds. If I choose three fabrics daily it will soon be all ready and waiting for me later in the year. I fancy one evening later this summer getting the fire basket going and starting a little sewing whilst waiting for my husband to get home from work on a cooler evening ....
I have to get out one of my large clear boxes in a stack, its the third one down and so that might be at the weekend loving rummaging through this box because it has lace, monograms vintage
Time when doing something like that just ticks on by and I just keep looking and remembering where I purchased it and who from if it was a fair. It is like letting a child into a candy store to be totally honest. One of the things I need to get are in fact the crochet buttons for the Autumn Sampler I need to check how many I have and how many I believe I need ... If there is some left over they might go on the Summer Sampler too ...
The above antique trade card for cotton is in a project basket and is going to be part of a mixed media project with the butterflies. I adore this little card and need it to be framed to keep it safe and enjoyed. This will be a keeper for me but I will be showing people what they can do with things like this in the future. I love butterflies and that it has a connection to stitching as well makes this even more special to me. I have also photocopied it onto fabric several times so that I might use the
image on other things in the future, because once it is behind glass that is where it will stay in my life time...
I have a few of these sorts of trade cards and a whole series with children dangling cotton to play with animals, some are pictured on my home page here at the top. I have photo copied those onto fabric as well and they need to be framed but the one above, there is going to be more to it than that.
So as you can see I have my work cut out for me over several weeks so that is it for my vintage stitchery ramblings today because I need a good start on all this stitching with some deadlines to meet too.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend whatever you are doing; today is a Birthday for a family member as well so its really is a special day....
Happy Stitching! XX