Friday, 28 June 2013
Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Monday, 10 June 2013
Two new vintage finds. I found the lovely old sewing case at my local second hand shop, at $45 it wasn't cheap so I deliberated for a couple of weeks. In the end I decided it needed to come home with me! The beautiful little plate I bought at Threadbear Cottage and it is perfect for my rings and earrings at the end of each day.
My finished Vintage Home bag, designed by House on the Hill, so difficult to get a good photograph in the dismal grey light. I made so many mistakes with cutting out this bag so it has ended up about an inch shorter and an inch slimmer than the pattern. I'm not sure how I managed that! I am continuing with my Vignette quilt and have got the next blocks ready for hand stitching. Following Marina's advice I am attempting to work on different projects each week of the month to keep my Vignette progressing! And in case I run out of things to work on the rest of the month, I have two new projects - Mrs Beasley's sampler quilt from the Vignette magazine and Chateau Hexagon, Lynette Anderson's new button club quilt. Last night I did most of the cutting for Mrs Beasley's sampler quilt and today attempted to lay out block one. I say attempted, because I soon gave up thanks to Barney's invasion!
To be honest, I have been very unmotivated lately and some of that is because of books! I usually save my reading for holidays as once I start reading I find it hard to do anything else! But lately I have lapsed and have been enjoying books written by Julie Klassen, in the style of Jane Austen. I have one more book to read at some stage and then I better return to normal! Wendy xx