enjoying the prettiness …
… of a newly arrived/purchased/”won” vintage tablecloth. Such pretty colours – and I love the bubbles of red and blue. Isn’t it delightful how many ways can be found to add decoration!
(btw, Julian just loves that last euphemism for my ebay triumphs, only he remains forever baffled as to why I then have to fork over money for my “wins”)
Such a tablecloth definitely called for some pretty sweet treats – scones? – too lazy! – maybe pikelets? – not needed. Nan furnished the afternoon tea table with a cute Hello Kitty cupcake.
Only one, however, and it was quickly devoured. So, back to the stitching …
My whale grew a rather intense eye today, the hillside is now lush with vivid green grass, and the foamy sea gently rolls round.
There are, however, serious sharky issues with my whale’s tail. After rummaging through mountains of picture books, I finally found our Abcedarious and lo! A beautiful whale’s tail to inspire my needle. Now to unpick.
As for the top of that lighthouse. Well, Amy suggested light (thank god for bloggy friends – I doubt I would ever have come up with that myself ;-) and I’m sure there will be some forthcoming. Patty suggested birds – definitely. A ridiculously proportioned one is forming in my mind’s eye. But check this out …
… don’t know whether this is an original Rufus Porter or the Rufus Porter-inspired work of the muralist Kevin Paulson (as featured in the incredibly out of date but latest to me issue of The World of Interiors that shared the sand and salt with me last week) – but they seem to think a lighthouse is topped with a miniature circus tent. Does it for me! How about you?
Like Ezra, I just love it when it’s a good day for embroidery, finding a comfy spot, and settling down for a few hours stitching, threads at the ready.
Most of all, I love holding this gorgeously textured fabric in my hands, layering its soft but simple and resilient cloth with my stiffening stitches, turning it into the picture of my imagination.
Wishing you plenty of moments over the weekend to find your comfy spot and spend a few hours letting your creativity flow.