Monday, 21 August 2017
Inspired to stitch !
With the needles threaded &
the fabric and buttons laid out
Inspiration runs through my soul.
The one thing about such a gorgeous fair is the inspiration that it gives you to get back and stitch. With so much beautiful treasure on offer you can not help but to want to be in your favourite sewing spot with needles at the ready and creating. We had a fabulous time and I will tell you all about it tomorrow.
Inspired by threads, fabrics and the slight change in the air of Autumn I am ready to start a Autumn sampler and with tiny leaves cut out to applique, you remember I cut some out this summer on a slightly breeze filled day and chased one of them around the garden with Miss Muddy beak and all looking on at me in some amusement. Yes now you remember! well I was cutting out petals and things for something else you see but there was some lovely pre loved fabrics and it made me thing of leaves so I cut some out whilst I was there.... I have to cut some more I think but its looking hopeful as I laid it all out on my dinning room table this morning to see how it might look before starting.
Then I decide if more is needed and then get set to on that. I take a photo or two just so I remember how I have set out something like this and that is part to me design pattern as the other part I get my design journal out too, to check and reflect back on .....
Nothing is written or in this case sketched in stone and if I feel this or that should be added or taken away now is the time to reflect and decide on it. Taking the photos just helps me as I go along.
I have also been looking at the dyed shaker threads and see what is what. I pre order them before going to America because some of them I have quite a few and do not want to deplete their stock. Becky of Quilted threads who has become a lovely friend over the years we have been going to her, gets them ordered and ready for me to pick up and pay, then I wander around and add to my list when I see other stitching bits. Sorry still so excited as it is about 7 weeks until we fly! and trying so hard to calm down about it all as we were not going to go but Mum is so settled and my sister can go visit that we were talked into it ( did not take much) .... stitching stitching - back to today!!!
Well as you can see I have made a little progress so I am ready to start cutting a few more leaves out and want to check out what other leaves I might like. I have some oak leaves cut out with their distinctive curves and some like maple leaves - I know they are not really native but I love their shape and to me they are a bit like a plant in our front garden ( only a less sort of frilly leaf) so I have added
I have been trying something as well with some vintage ribbon and it may work! I am going to see if I can tack it or pin it to the piece and see if it will look any good because I can not tell. So you can see I have my jobs sorted for today to keep me very busy, including sorting all the photos of the fair out for tomorrows blog ready for me to slot in to my ramblings.....
Thursday there will be a show and tell of what I purchased as normal and any updates about my stitching week and whether the ants in my pants have settled to let me get really focused ...
Just a quick reminder for anyone who would like the chance to win a mouse mat with Homespun Stitchworks designs and fabrics on it and contact details, you have until 6pm this Thursday to leave a comment on last Fridays blog and I will get my lovely neighbour to pick out three pieces of paper from the vintage bowl...... Winners announced this Friday.
So that is it for today as I really must be getting on with this sampler and photographing treasures etc so that I can put them away. I have really been good in my sewing room at keeping it tidy and neat. Having a small hand held dyson in here helps and I really do not mind dusting in here around all the old kilner jars filled with buttons, thread, ribbons and all sorts of treasures....
Have a great day and Happy Stitching! XX