Saturday, April 19, 2008
In other news - autumn has arrived. Its been a wonderful long hot summer but it is over.
Monday, April 7, 2008
In the meantime there is always the diversionary tactics of searching the Internet for new old embroideries to snap up (I am currently waiting for 27 pieces to wing into the mail box - can't wait to get my hands on those and take photos of the real gems I'm hoping will be amongst the pile) and of course the limitless attractions of rearranging china on the dresser.
I stitched this charming Dutch couple from an old iron on pattern that I found in an antique shop - more to come in the series. They are so sweet and fun to stitch. In due course a number of my Dutch relatives will also share in these delights. If only there were more hours in the day to indulge in such enjoyment.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
The activity was really helped along by the discovery of 7 pairs of jeans for a mere $2.50 at our local Op (thrift) shop! So exciting - and so sustainable. So I have the first of three curtains complete - its as large as our king size bed and weights a ton! Hope the curtain rails will be able to support it... Of course the other issue with the curtains is what I may find hidden in the pockets by the time he's a teenager.... Oh well I can always sew up the pockets in a few years time I guess!
But wait - there's more... I've also finished the binding on my Japanese quilt and also knitted a pair of fingerless gloves. Photos to come in the next exciting installment...
So how does this make me feel??