It all takes time and trial and error with mixed media, trying not to have to many in the error department because of working with very old French papers and they are not cheap and can not always be found of this quality I picked up and that is only two. So slowly and carefully.
I have cut out all my Christmas trees as well, the weather yesterday was basically awful, there was some sun but it was windy and the 'showers' were heavy... I watched all this from my cosy stitchery room window as my desk faces out to the back garden. You do not see the birds in this weather very much and the butterflies that were around at the weekend have disappeared in this cold, wet and windy spell. That is my sadness of summer ending.
Here though its all Hygee with candles, throws and change around of bedding and quilts. I have filled the coal hods and the baskets are full with logs that are lovely and dry. So in my husbands
words ' bring it on' .... We are embracing the Autumn and Winter here. Yesterday the little lamps were on in my sewing room and then off, then on, then off ... you get the picture! so in the end they stayed on for the 10 minutes of sun and 20 minutes of dark and rain..... When you are working in detail it is difficult with the constant light changing and makes my eyes tired so lots of cinnamon tea was drunk too for a break.
Happy am I, in my own stitchery world that time fly's by and I can not believe where my days are going. I am sort of wishing the time for October to be here but I have so many lovely things to look forward to before and after. There is the Daylesford vintage fair on Saturday 23 September and we are out to dinner with our friends in the evening again. Then in December I am in London for four days for my Birthday and we are going having a great time, included in that is going to The Ballet to see the traditional Nut Cracker. The hotel rooms are booked and it will be amazing with all the others things that are planned too. Then our friend from Australia is here for months and is having Christmas with us, looking after our home whilst we are away..
First thing this morning I was looking through my infamous paisley drawer and came across the most beautiful autumn like one and I had to get it out and touch it. It is so beautiful and so I had to cut a few leaves out of some just to add to my Autumn sampler....
Still as you see like an excited puppy happily going from one thing to another, hopefully I will have something to show you come Thursday! Well that is it for today so I will see you back here on Thursday. Have a fabulous day everyone and as always..... Happy Stitching! XX