It is the Daylesford vintage fair tomorrow, well in point of fact it starts today but we are going tomorrow and of course meeting up with our wonderful friends. I am gearing up to laugh a huge amount as I always do. Last month when we met up my tummy hurt from laughing for days ... The best soul food ever in my opinion.
So first thing this morning I was going through my stashes and seeing about anything I would like to purchase or indeed need. I can tell you I need very little but would like, well that is a little longer list. However I am going to be good and wait to go Stateside so my list is very small indeed.
I will take lots of photos for you all to see and report back on it next week, Tuesday, after I have collated all the photos on Monday afternoon, then it will be easier to write my blog for you.
So after my early morning curl up in my chair in my stitchery room cuddled in a quilt and watching the birds outside eating there seeds and fruit ( they get fed first in this house daily) I was sipping my first cup of coffee ( no syrup) and writing my list. My attention then turned to the gifts I want to make for family members and friends for Christmas presents and I spied some great little bits and bobs in one of my clear boxes stacked at the side of the armoir.... Then it was a case of best not start moving those about so early and wake the household up!!
So after this I am going to go through some of my boxes and gather some little bits up and then get
those all in the basket for gift making. Then I can really settle down to lots of work later, this is my plan of attack today. As Coco Chanel said add more red lipstick and attack!
My husband works from home on a Friday, I love Friday's for that reason alone to be perfectly honest with you. I get to each lunch with someone and he is just there, working, but there. Commute is no time when he finishes and of course as we are up at the crack of dawn tomorrow to get to Daylesford, well it is lovely to be able to have an early supper too. He also worked from home on Monday as well which was great, unexpected but really lovely. We take it turns making warm drinks .. I love it.
There will be things to pop away in my sewing room upon my return, including my gorgeous threads but I have made room for things and I am very pleased. I am hoping that at the Vintage Emporium in Concord I will find some more amazing carved mother of pearl button and some antique sewing trade cards as well.
It is strange as well because of the English settlers all those many years ago, they came into Strawberry Bank in Portsmouth NH, bringing with them bits from here. Then you go over on holiday and find something that started its life here and finally returns back to its original home shores .. Always on the look out for the odd gorgeous quilt as well, bears paw would be a find I can tell you, in muted colours it would be a dream of a find.
Anyway that is it for me today as I really must get on. I am going to make us a warm drink here and get on with my day. I am looking forward to this weekend and I hope if you are going to Daylesford you will come and say hello. Whatever you are doing this weekend I hope the weather holds out for us all and you have a great time. As always Happy Stitching! XX