Going through the beautiful fabrics has been wonderful and very much missed I found out yesterday ( I had not realised how much) I did not go to my stitchery room over the holiday to do any work, however it is the best view in the house for the back garden so I did on a few early mornings take my drink and hot water bottle with me and stare out at nature whilst the house still slumbered contently...
On one of those days my little Grandson joined me with his cup of tea and snuggled on my lap and under the quilt and sharing the hot water bottle... He looked out with me quietly and and I told him the birds names and all the things I think about and imagine, he smiled at me and said Nonna you love doing this don't you, and I replied yes darling ... he said I can see it in your eyes! .. My gorgeous old soul is only eight but boy he has a key to my heart too ....
In addition I would like to draw your attention to the beautiful three spools of silk thread in the photo on the left above. They were bought in France by my lovely friend from Devon for part of my Birthday present. He has family that live out there and he went for a visit and was lucky enough to come across a street Brocante and saw these and bought them for me. He tells me I would have hyperventilated as there were hundreds of them .... I can just see me struggling back on the plane with a suitcase full and my clothes binned in France to accommodate them ....
They are a beautiful blend of rose colours and I am going to have to use some for embroidery of delicate little flowers on a up and coming design... I will not use it all though as I would like to keep some forever.
I am thinking a bit of a trip over to this Brocante for a few days to see what I can see. They are not bargain prices I have been told but if you are buying to use and not to sell on then well a few more would be great, so many colours to choose from apparently .... if I had a tail now it would be wagging!
Today I have noticed little snowdrops just starting to peek out of the earth in our garden with their
tiny bobbing white flowers that bow like they are shy ... they are a favourite of mine this time of year and it says to me Spring is around the corner in a matter of weeks. Although with this bitter weather at the moment Summer is still holding its ground in a corner ( my rose bush).
I love to pick some of the snowdrops and pop them in my snowdrop jug (its a Susie Watson design) and I can enjoy looking at them in the house. They sit on one of the fireplaces but when I light the fire they are moved for the evening so they do not over heat.
The diary of events has started to fill up I am pleased to say and dates are coming in thick and fast for the new season of vintage fairs. I will of course be sharing them with you on here in the next few weeks as the first is in February, lovely and early and we do not have to wait so long this year.
I will do that one and the ones I know of for March which includes a Vintage Bazaar date so be on the watch out for that towards the end of this month. If any of you know of a vintage fair and know ALL the details then contact me and I will add them to the list ... first one is for February and March.
This week has flown by and of course it has been a short week for me with only starting back on Tuesday but never the less the time has gone way to quickly, this has been my slow start week with not much needle work being done as I have been faffing around with my sewing room a little but I do
It has been such a cold week and it is set to stay with frosty mornings next week to come as well. I will be sat by the fireside with my stitching and my note book just on the off chance that an idea or thought pops into my head and I can then write it down so as not to forget the thread of it.
I am hoping for a very productive week of staying in apart from visiting my Mum and really getting some slow stitching and calligraphy done. I am excited with my designs to see them come together this year --- I feel I have a design book over flowing with some lovely things to make and share so watch this space over the next few months. I am also going to be selling a couple of fabric and mixed media inspiration packs as well in the Spring when I get to sorting them so again keep an eye out for the little sale that I will be holding.
I have some good lengths of paisley fabrics and I want to make some ribbon from some of it and pop it on old cloths pegs for use. I have a list of things to be done and it is a case of working through it in the next few weeks but mostly I have a need to create and that is my focus.
Words and some calligraphy are about to be tried and tested as well and in the words of one of my favourites and whom, if I could, would love to have to a dinner party here but it is impossible as you will see .....