Monday, 9 April 2018
The story's contained & never told.
"There's always room for a story that can transport
people to another place."
There is a story in every weave and weft, a story that may never be told yet we can add to it with our tiny slow stitches. We can add a date of the fabric and we can add our Century to those Centuries that have been and gone by adding and creating ..
I am passionate about a few things yet history and words are at the top of my loves, with any story there is always more to add - this, for me, is one of my passions and adding to a piece of faded beauty is like being a trustee in keeping things for further generations as well as keeping the history and time moving forward as well.
The vintage fair season now upon us and my diary is starting to fill up beautifully. I am really looking forward to the whirl wind season and happily have three fairs to go to before the end of April is out.
I tell myself that I really do not need anything more to create but there will be gorgeous fabrics, buttons and threads yet to be discovered by myself and I will bring back vintage treasure no doubt and enjoy the truffling and hunt of the delicious goodies. It also has a wonderful social side to these events, catching up with friends and like minded people... cooing over each others finds whilst have a coffee and catch up. I am ready for Winter to stop now and the long warm Summer events to begin.
Last year after one such event we went across the road to a village pub with friends and shared a bottle of cold bubbles and chatted happily for an hour or so before heading our separate ways home again ..
Last week two gorgeous antique printer trays arrived at our door. I had not bought them but had beenlooking and hankering after some. My lovely husband had found some and purchased them for me. I was beyond happy and excited.
Another part of me is all about old paper and antique ephemera along with wax seals and hand stamping. The two trays are being added to my wall in my stitching room and will display wooden hand stamps, seal stamps along with washi tape.
Not only do I love hand letter writing but all the stamps and seals are added to my mixed media pieces along with personal journals and family history writings. If you use archive ink it is very safe to add to fabrics too.
The trays will not only visibly beautiful but it will be much handier that routing around in drawers and boxes to be able to find what I need to create. When they are up I will take great pleasure in taking photos for you to look at. It was my husbands Birthday at the weekend and I would not let him do any DIY for me: I just wanted him to rest and enjoy his weekend as he works so very hard and his hours of work are crazy and ridiculous right now. The fact that his Birthday landed on a weekend was perfect this year and I made sure we made the most of him relaxing and having fun.
With the space being freed up in drawers by putting little bits on the printer trays - well the possibilities are endless as to what could go in them.
Whilst I am sat in my stitchery room looking out of the window the rain is softly falling and shows no sign of stopping today. Our gardner has been planting for us over the last few weeks and we have had more foxgloves, lupins, lavenders, white bleeding hearts, wild daisies and climbing scented roses added to our borders ... and lots of other gorgeous things too. I am trying to get a white and green garden with a little splash of colour thrown in here and there and this rain will do it all some good.
Miss Muddy Beak is busy about her daily business and again is having words with Mr Robin Redbreast - it seems she tells him off daily at the moment. Today's beef seems to be that she feels he is on 'her' real estate and picking at her meal worms and bacon fat. They are in full nesting mode now and the robins are nesting in our honeysuckle bush in our garden and Mr and Mrs Muddy Beak have moved in next door in the round holly bush. Neighbours it seems yet it is getting territorial in the living space and words each morning at feed time are exchanged!!
They really make me laugh so much and keep me so amused and busy wondering about them and what they are up to. Lots of scraps of much loved soft paisley scraps have been put out for them and I have to say collected too. The next words will surely be about how well each of them have decorated and who in fact has the best nest in the neighbourhood ....
Today should see me finish my large needle case and I will take photos for you to see. I just can not stop adding and faffing at the moment but I must see it finished and in use so that I can go on to other projects that need to be started and completed.
Well that is it for me today and I hope you all have a wonderful day and I will see you back here tomorrow...
Happy Stitching! XX