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.

i stitch, you stitch, we all stitch!

7 thoughts on “i stitch, you stitch, we all stitch!

  • September 24, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Such gorgeous embroidery Lily! What a wonderful way to spend the morning. (PS Did you receive my email in regards to the giveaway you won at a simple breath?)

  • September 25, 2010 at 1:32 am

    Sounds perfect! We are waiting for our record breaking heat (still!) to break. Hovered around 100F again today. Blah. Your spring sunlight looks wonderful and your garland is gorgeous!

  • September 25, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Lovely things, as usual. I envy you for your beautiful windows and high fence. Our large window looks directly into our neighbours large windows, so it’s curtains all the way…

  • September 25, 2010 at 10:09 am

    What a wonderful girly day you had! Lovely, lovely garland you are so inspirational… Spring sunlight, wow :) we are heading into autumn over here in the UK.

  • September 26, 2010 at 12:21 am

    Wow, three talented women. How fabulous for you to all have passion for the same medium. That skirt looks extremely interesting and your spring garland is the perfect dash of color!

  • September 26, 2010 at 6:32 am

    You have such a lovely sewing group there! I sew here too. You have a lovely orchid I can see. I just lost one of my 22 orchids, but will buy another… Today we also got a sunny day after rainy days. It is time for a walk.

  • September 26, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    That skirt, that skirt! OH MY, that SKIRT! Utterly devine! Have fun with your family stitch group! Your garland turned out lovely too — that blanket just keeps on giving, no?

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