I realised I never showed you my goodies from the US of A so here goes. Do you remember this?
Well, I know I showed you the finished article but here it is being put to very good use
I was quite restrained I thought - only the top shelf and the middle right pile is new from the States. The yellow on the left middle shelf is from York and newish I must confess.
From the top: some foxy material which I have in mind for a Christmas present and the one below is also foxes and owls so just perfect for Michael; some black and white - birds and also Dr Seuss which I am sure will come in handy - Marijke's wedding quilt inspired me to make some more black and white as it was so striking and a real change from my usual choices.
A selection of pretty pastels and modern brights - no idea what I am going to do with them but I am sure inspiration will strike at some point.
These three I have in mind for some tops for myself. The top one is lawn and I am thinking of using some of my Liberty lawn stash to make a patchwork strip top of some kind. As you can tell, it's still very much in the 'thinking about' stage.
Inspired by this gorgeous scarf with dangly lace trim that a dear friend bought back from Spain for my birthday I have been on the hunt for some similar lace trim. When I was in John Lewis in Kingston the very nice lady in the haberdashery department suggested I tatted my own as she had done the same upon not being able to find this sort of trim herself. Lordy, that's all I need, to take up a new craft! I did manage to find some very nice but rather expensive trim though so I may have to give her tip some thought.
All I managed to make when I was away were these dishcloths.
but now I wonder if they are too nice to use!
I added to my book collection
Now if only I could buy some more time I might actually get around to making something from them!
I am still on with the stool cushion covers, making slow progress around the edges now that all four tops are completed and I'm working on a black denim bag for a present. Three sewing machine needles and two very sore fingers later it's on hold as I have run out of black cotton, grrrr.
Last week I was in Finland but this week I am at home and off work - yippee! And double yippee because my boys are coming home for a while. And triple yippee because Anne and I are off on a little jaunt to Stoke-on-Trent this week for some pottery therapy. It's going to be a busy one so I am hoping my cup of chamomile tea will lull me back to sleep after my 4.30 am awakening to the fairy elephant steps of my youngest coming in from a night on the tiles. I've got baking and cleaning to do, no time for being tired!
Hope all is well in your world and if you have a drop of sunshine to spare could you send it my way please?