Tuesday 25 July 2017

stitching! ... with beautiful vintage fabrics and threads and dates for your diaries for August.

I sit beside the fire and think of all that I have seen
of meadow flowers and butterflies in Summers
that have been.

J R R Tolkien

When sat in my sewing room and looking out at the garden and the wildlife that visit and the beautiful flowers that grow in the summer along with the heady scent of the roses and lavender that filter through my window I know I am one lucky lady doing this as a job and still being at home.  Having my own timetable and agenda however can be a juggling act with things that crop up.  I do have deadlines and also things that go wrong and I can drop what I am doing and deal with it.  I also have to be disaplined and catch up as well.  However I am my own boss and I then do not have to ask permission to take time out for friends and family.

I am going to pick a friend up from Devon and have a week with him here.  I will be stitching some days as he loves to sketch so we are happy doing that in each others company but he has been a little under the weather so I am going to have some time out with him next week well at least this is the plan at the moment but it could change slightly so I will keep you all informed.

This will make me really busy this week getting some things finished and other project baskets ready just to pick up so I hit the ground running when I take him home again and start work in earnest full time once more.  We are also going to have a holiday in September as well, a well deserved rest after all the time spent settling my mum.  Although I had time of from work whilst doing it, it was a high pressured few months and this will be a laid back time out kind of a holiday.

The month of August though has some great  dates for your dairies  and I can only tell you of the ones that I know of so here goes these are the ones that I hope will be going to but I know I will be at the Toddington one as well as the Dorset Brocante ( which is down the road from me) I will also be at Wisborough.

Firle Vintage Fair
Firle Place
Pl6 BN8 
 Lewes, East Sussex

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th August
10.00am - 6pm

Entry Fee .. I have to find out.

A brocante style vintage festival in the heart of the picturesque Sussex countryside - A weelend of Cherry-picked Vintage & Antique exhibitors - Country living homewares - latest crafting trends and displays - Artisan food -emporium - Vintage fashion carwalk by The Artemis temple - Swing Jazz band & dance troupes, not to be missed a fantastic display of vintage cars on the lawns in front of Firle Place.

Cotswolds Vintage Fair

Toddington Village Hall
Stow Road
GL54  5DU

Saturday 19th August

10.00am - 4pm

Entry Fee £2 

This is one of the most beautiful fairs that there is and I never miss it if I can.  This year I will be there and there is a pop up vintage cafe as well as some most gorgeous people selling vintage treasures abound.  There is not only the village hall its self but a huge marquee full of stall holders plus other little marquees outside too.

We meet up with our wonderful friends here and all go out for a meal the 6 of us in the evening luckily all the husbands get on too!!!

Vintage on the Green
The Country Brocante

The Green
Wisborough Green
West Sussex
RH14 0BN

Saturday 26th August

10.00am - 4pm

Entry Fee £5
Dogs welcome on leads.

70 beautiful Country Interiors and Artisan Brands in their beautiful marquee.

The Dorset Brocante

Deans Court
BH21 1EE

Monday 28th August ( Bank Holiday)

11.00am - 4.30pm

Entry Fee £5

Dogs welcome

over 40 stall with a range of decorative Brocante, textiles and delightful hand made gifts, furniture and a delicious food cafe all in this stunning setting of Deans Court.

Well there we are ladies and gents a lovely four that I know of so get those in your diaries for this month.  I hope to see some of you at one or two of these this month.

Does anyone no of any more for September? if so get in touch and I will feature them on here. Also I will not be having next week off it will be the week after, all change.... 

Well that is it for today so as always Happy Stitching! XX


  1. Hope you have a lovely break with your friend (Charlie ?) it will do you both the world of good. The fairs all sound very tempting! Thank you xxx

    1. Thank you Dawn .. yes Charlie.
      Coming on 13 August now I believe ...

      Sarah xxx