Oh my! What a lovely two days we’ve had at home – me, my girl and my mum. We laugh so hard. It is so good to just be here together. Cloth on our laps, needles in our hands, fabric and thread strewn across every table in the house. We all have so many projects on the go. Mum is stitching a needlepoint Christmas stocking for her littlest grandson, embroidering a skirt for herself, and she’s supposed to be seaming up my cardie from way back when my ankle was broken. Hmmmm …. it seems to have been left in a bag in the corner. I may just have to stop biting my nails and give it a go myself. Abby’s imagination is overflowing with softies and all things felt – today it was a dear little doll.
And me – well goodness, you know me. I have projects lined up til the cows come home – after they’ve been moo-ing around the universe for a millenium.
Our day started in the kitchen – too cold and gray outside – and we were keeping Sweetpea company – she’s a kitchen dog until she’s toilet trained – and I had kitchen chair cushions to work on. But then there were blanket scraps from the cushion covers, and felt scraps from Abby’s doll, and thread from the embroidery … so before I even realised what I was doing, my fingers were stitching up a wee garland.
A spring posy garland for the living room window. A spring garland to bring the soft colours and prettiness of outside, inside. A spring garland that is still cosy and warm for these cold spring days.
[ there are wee scarlet runner bean plants shooting against the bottom of this fence – we’re hoping it will become much prettier before long ]
Gosh garlands are tricksy to photograph nicely when you want to get the full length! Even more so when there’s fresh spring sun pouring in the window :-) Never mind – you get the drift, don’t you.
Now, back to the chair cushions so that I may clear the kitchen table and make breakfast for the folk that are still a-sleeping, cosy in their beds. Have a lovely weekend dear readers.