my husband gets it and gets me.
In my sewing room I have a large antique glass jar and this is where I house lots of my vintage ribbons on spools I have some beauties and occasionally I like to tip out the jar and make sure they are all OK and not dusty or been munched and yesterday I did just that. I get a little distracted, I can not help myself. Pushing my memory banks to where and when and from whom I bought them. There are a few that are my absolute favourites and in a cluster they are divine. Two light blue ones with a pink and chocolate. Two are silk and one is velvet and the very very light blue one has another element to it and I can not make it out but it was bought from Donna Flower and I know all about it because she knows I love to know, where vintage stitchery items are concerned I am a sponge. The two blue ones I am talking about is pictured above. I have had them a while and they are both now in a work basket to finish of a sampler that I started a while back but it needed something and I could not for the life of me decide what.... these are the what!!
When it is completed It can be photographed and offered up to the magazine in America. Then people can make for themselves with whatever fabrics etc they would like. It is the best way because by the time these pictures are completed and the hours of slow stitching go into them and the framing of them well the price is not cheap. Hand made is really, in my opinion, so much better than a printed picture of which there are thousands but those are much much cheaper to purchase. This way with people getting there own buttons, threads and fabrics and doing the long hours of work themselves or indeed using the idea to make a smaller and less detailed one, they can cut their costs and I get to keep the original.
I am lucky enough to have some originals from other makers and one of my favourites is the talented
Simone of Ayres & Graces. I have a hare she made and she sits on my bed as most of you will know. She was not cheap (and should not be in my opinion she was priced right when I was told the hours that went into her making!) at all but worth every single penny because the hours and hours that went into to making her and she is jointed and all the vintage fabrics and thread involved, to me, was worth every penny. I then have a piece made by this lady who, like me, adores animals and it shows in her gorgeous nature along with her work......
Well that is it for me today and I will be back here tomorrow. I am off to my stitching as I have so much to do. Also it is lunch day with my mum as well so my day is in two part....
Have a fabulous day and as always Happy Stitching! XX