Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Dear little deer

Guess what I've been doing for the last couple of nights ...the first block of Lynette's Scandinavian Christmas...

... just as well I didn't have to get up to do an early breakfast as they were sort of late (ish) nights?!?

Tonight? Knitting socks - thank you Polly for my latest obsession!!

Off now to watch a soccer game - need to go find scarf, gloves and large warm coat (and probably gum boots!)

See you later

Monday, May 17, 2010

Lovely old Linens

Last Saturday I spent the day at the Embroiderer's Guild May Day - it was a fabulous day - but silly me forgot to take my camera - I would have loved to have been able to show you some of the gorgeous things they were making! Look what I found, though, while rummaging through boxes on ''Arkwrights'' table - this is the sweetest little linen - I have a soft spot for anything to do with blackberries (childhood memories) so couldn't resist this little cloth...

... and then I found these two treats - you can never have too many lovely old linens and doily's.
I wonder who stitched this cloth..

I've been stitching away on Jane Austen's bonnet - this is Jane's Regency bonnet..
... and this is her Blue Feather bonnet...

...and this is her tassel reticule...

I've also been working on a little project of my own and finished it yesterday - these are my favourite fabrics of all time - so soft and pretty. And paper piecing hexagons is also a favourite - it's peaceful stitching, don't you think. Just sitting there with a little paper template, needle and thread, and quietly stitching them together - your mind potters around your thoughts, and you drift along with the stitches. 'Course the ideal place to be doing this is in a little possie in the sun!
Might go find one of those sunny possies now I think - I started Lynette Anderson's Scandinavian Christmas yesterday and it's fabulous!! Maybe a little stitching before the child returns home from school and peace is shattered :)

Happy stitching in the sun!