Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A Piece of Pink

I found a piece of pink cardigan
that I had chopped off
to make a long cardigan short.
I remember thinking at the time I chopped it off
that I should keep the remnant
just in case :)
Well, just as well:)
This is what I decided to do
with the piece of pink.
 
 
Hearts :)
 
 
...with a little bit of linen,
lace
and my favourite buttons
handmade by my
favourite
 
 
When I finish here I'm going to the sewing room.
My hearts need a backing,
a pretty little wire hanger,
a smidgen of stuffing
and lots of lavender.
 
So...
on Saturday I went for a little day trip.
I offered to drive someone to an event,
thinking it would be a nice excuse for a day out,
I didn't know it would mean
a 4.30 a.m. start!!!!
(am pretty sure he forgot to mention that minor detail,
though I can't imagine why!!)
Have to say,
I didn't exactly bounce out of bed
(come on - who bounces at that time of the morning!)
but you know what -
it turned out to be one of those perfect days:)
 
This was the view
from the top of the mountain
when we arrived.
 
 
And about an hour later
it was warming up
and looking so pretty.
 
 
I had a few hours to myself after leaving the mountain.
Was in two minds as which way to turn
when I got to the bottom.
I went left :)
 
Come for a walk ...
around the streets of
Arrowtown.
 
 
... very very pretty cafes ...
 

 
... down a side alley ...
 
 
 
... the lolly shop ...
 

 
... the bread shop ...
 

... really cute cottages ...
 
 
 
...the prettiest gardens..
 
 
 
...shiny red ...
 
 
...cute little churches too ...
 
 
... and close the gate please on your way out ...
 
 
Gorgeous little town:)
 
Now it's coffee time,
freshly baked banana cake,
and stitching hearts :)
See you.
Jenny :)
 
 

4 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Oh Jenny, what gorgeous hearts. Loved your photos of your day out. Isnt Arrowtown the most delightful place. Happy Stitching. I haven't done any stitching today, being a domestic godess!!!!!!!

Elizabeth said...

Oh Jenny, what gorgeous hearts. Loved your photos of your day out. Isnt Arrowtown the most delightful place. Happy Stitching. I haven't done any stitching today, being a domestic godess!!!!!!!

Leeanne said...

Arrowtown looks like my kinda town my friend!
Your hearts are looking fab, go recycling of the pink cardi......happy creating......& eating banana cake. I thought of you the other day as I took one.....or two pieces of chocolate cake from the my glass cake stand!

Carole~Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus said...

Oh, what sweet little hearts! Thanks for the trip down memory lane, I loved visiting Arrowtown on a NZ holiday - there's a patchwork shop there too :)