And its competition time again,
read on .....
I have been told there are a bundle of vintage threads going to the Cotswold fair on the 19th August so I will have my list and have such fun looking through them all, I am sure there will be ones that actually are not on my list but will come home with me anyway, its the thrill of the treasure hunt!
He took one look at this particular thread and with a look of disdain that came across his lovely face he said " In my opinion this one should never have been made!" tickled me pink. He said it was a problem from the start and not strong enough for use. He was right of course it easily breaks and I keep it purely for the memory of Ray and those last words about threads to me. I am as you may have guessed a sentimental Gal !
I have a little pile of delicious fabrics tied with string that is going to be used in my Winter Star wall hanging, I love the fabrics, the colours that blend and so some diamonds and hexagons will be cut from them all. If I see some other gorgeous fabrics then of course they will be part of it too I should suspect. I like enough of my fabrics to use on my projects too but this way when that piece of fabric has gone ( and generally forever as you might never see that same one again) I will always have a memory of it as well. So it is a kind of memory quilt in a way as well.
I am not saying I want to hurry up to the Winter at all but this year I have things to keep me going so that I am happy curled in front of the fire with my personal project. I will have a couple of things to do for magazine work for the following year as it has to be in very early but this will keep me busy when they are finished. It is a quiet time over the January/February months and although I can design and doodle and cross stitch well this is something else that will keep me happy.
Through my quieter months as well I like to sketch new designs for the coming months and for Wedding samplers or Baby samplers, so if I am approached for a commission work I have some things to show the prospective client and then we can tweek it for their needs and likes but it is a great foundation....
But before I leave you for my week off it is about time I did another competition and that is what I am going to leave you with. The competition is open to all, even if you have entered ones before and won or not as the case maybe. It is open to anyone reading this even if you live abroad.
If you are reading this via the link on Facebook then you can enter but please enter on here on this blog page as ones on face book will not be counted I am afraid.
All you have to do is write a comment on the bottom of this blog as to why you would like to win this gorgeous new book. That is it! you have to be in it to win it and I will put all the names in a bowl and get my husband or neighbour to pick a name out after the closing date which is Monday 14th August at 6 pm and the winner will be announced the next day!
Get typing and I will have fun reading them and writing all the names out and folding them up upon my return.