Wednesday, 29 April 2009
Well Edgar, star that he is, is offering the book as the prize in a draw. All you need to do is go to his site http://blacksheepsite.blogspot.com/ and leave a comment on the post referring to the draw, I think it is April 27th.
I e-mailed Brightneedle to ask if they had the chart elsewhere. They replied that they were trying to get back the rights to publish it again, but no luck so far. So Better Homes and Gardens is our only hope if we want to stitch this.
I wish you luck - but if you win will you share????
Thursday, 23 April 2009
I just wanted to share this pic of the scissor fob I made quickly last night to match the needle case. I charted the bird diagonally - this was not as easy as I thought it would be, which is why it only almost matches!
I also wanted to tell you that Valerie is having a draw to celebrate her fourth year blogging. You will find her at Fog City http://fogcitydweller.blogspot.com/. You need to leave your comment and draw entry on the April 21st posting.
That's it for now - poppy seed baguette with duck & orange pate and green grapes for lunch out in the sunshine.
I just love this retirement thing!
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
I used a 28 count linen, with Vikki Clayton threads, sadly un-named as they cane from a detritus bag. I just love the blue though. I used a tiny 'homespun' check style fabric and finished with a narrow grosgrain ribbon and a few simple heart buttons.
Sunday, 12 April 2009
Not a bean - not a sausage - nuttin!!
But I am not complaining because I have had a lovely week. My mum has been staying with me, my friend Kath visited from Qatar (Hi Kath!) and my house is clean. My mother makes me clean it!
But first some fair finds - in all senses of the word!
This a heavy lead crystal rose bowl which was absolutely filthy when I found it. It has the cover with holes to support the flowers (that must have a name?) and now it is clean, it really sparkles in the sun. When we (my sister and I ) need to bargain, we usually send in the heavy squad - my 85 year old mother. She assesses the situation and is pathetic, or needy, or poor or whatever it takes to get the right price. So this lovely thing was £2.
I had been looking for something similar for a while because of an idea I saw on someone's blog, I think maybe Edgar's. Can you guess what it is yet??
It's a scissor holder!!
Tuesday, 7 April 2009
Thank you for Lena-lou and Patti for your advice. I really appreciate your comments and am working on it!
So, there was writing on the beach again this morning......and I had my camera (although I did have to go back to the car for it!)
This time there was not as much writing, just that shown above, along with several circular designs and a rough picture of a woman's face and a daffodil!
I continue to be amazed at the calligraphy and at the sureness of touch. There is a list of names, and the 'e' and 'g' in Meghan form a heart. Clever!
I will add the rest later.
Interesting though eh?
Wednesday, 1 April 2009
This is block 3 finally finished. I am still really enjoying this, but it did take an age to complete after feeling so close. I will move onto Block 2 now, and I am still hoping to complete at least one block each month, but the SAL I talked about is about to begin, so we will see.
A reminder that the project is the SAlexandre sewing necessities first posted on the Tempus Fugit blog. My friend Trish and I intend to work together on this along with members of the Sampler Guild. We are using the recommended linen and Vikki Clayton's silks which arrived this morning. Yeah!!
Trish is using 'Meadow' and I am using 'Orb'.
If you spend a certain amount of money with Vikki (really not very much, but I can't remember the amount) she has some offers available. I always choose the detritus bag which is unlabelled or odd lots of her silks. This morning I got the silks for the projects and 25 5-yard skeins of assorted colours. Yummy!!
I have discovered how to a make a collage of pictures so that I an post more than one in a group, but not how to the post another one below. Are you with me here? So I have photographed the silks and will need to open a new post to show them. That will be 3 today. Its either a feast or a famine with me.
Thank you for your company.
Can't wait to start!
Meghan was thoroughly under the weather, although it was difficult to diagnose just why. When you live with a pet every day, you can tell instantly that things are not right. My vet thought she had 'back pain' and gave her an injection which perked her up later in the day. She seems fine this morning, if a bit sulky, as my vet also advised 'rest'. I think Meg would rather have ten injections than be told to 'rest'.
I will post again later as I have finished block 3 of Villages - so onto block 2!!