Weather here in Dorset has been perfect and to sit outside with my trusty sketch and ideas journal ( started a new one) has been bliss. Inspiration on my walks daily has inspired and pushed me on to stop looking for my companion set!
I have been displaying and taking photos of things I have made and little photos for on here too. Life at the moment is happy and busy. I do miss meeting up with friends though for a coffee but that will be back when we can safely go out and socialise once more. Until then its phone calls and FaceTime
The sad news is the Covid-19 has reached my Mums care home. Only 6 cases who have been moved to hospital but still it has scared myself and my sister. They have separated the 3 floors so only certain staff work on each level and each one of those has its own entry and exit door. My Mum is lucky as she has a garden room so she gets to wander outside. I have not seen her in 8 weeks now and I do miss her. I did FaceTime her but she was more interested in the rather large piece of chocolate cake that she was munching on! Can you blame her?!!
I have been going through my antique pieces of lace, buttons and fabrics. Also have started to put away some bits in a drawer unit as well. Deciding how to arrange my personal sewing and office space has been fun. I want it to look different as well so things go in and out and displays moved and played with. The excitement of each box I open and find some gorgeous things inside. Chatting away to bits of exquisite fabrics, truly good job I am not over heard some might think me mad, others of us will understand completely talking to our vintage bits of happiness ….
Slow stitching in the garden has commenced as well. I have a few baskets ready for projects as I unpack and find things.
I found and unpacked my antique typewriter which is an old black and gold Imperial. So that is great for mixed media pieces when I would like to add some words instead of stitched ones on occasions and also good for my journaling and letter writing as well. It adds a different dimension on occasions. That has been lovingly placed. The memory attached to it is a good one and it does make me smile, even though tinged with some sadness.
Hand stamps and inks along with silk threads, hand dyed threads and my box of dried and pressed flowers have surfaced from stacked boxes. All the little things that make Thimble my home.
Calligraphy pens, quills and spools it is all part of what makes me, ME and I try to do a few hours each morning then go on with my stitching.
As much as I love being on here talking to you all I must away and getting threading my needles. I hope some of you join in on the virtual VB tomorrow and that you all stay very safe too.
As always Happy Stitching! until the next time.