Well I did intend posting earlier but I got caught up with last minute gift shopping & gift sewing. I’d love to be one of those people who are organised but it seems I only get ideas at the last minute, so then I have to rush around in a mad panic to make it all happen.
We have been working on the new verandah area, it’s still a work in progress but here is a sneak peek.
Here’s a close-up of the tablecloth top. I planned to quilt in the ditch but have decided to simply tie it & do some hand quilting. I’m finding it harder & harder to sit for long at the sewing machine, it kills my neck & shoulders.
I have several cushions planned & look forward to getting started on them.
I’m also working on this lap quilt as it’s been quite chilly here lately so I’m sure it will be put to good use. It looks a little insipient in the pic, it’s not quite so pastel.
Last Saturday dd Emma came down & we checked out another antique centre. WOW it was great, we were there for hours, just ask Rowan, lol.
This lovely little embroidered doiley, complete with cute little black dog.
A pretty little pink Meakin bowl.
I couldn’t resist this beautiful blue & white chenille bedspread. I had a pretty pink floral one when I was a kid & I loved it. We finally have a warm, sunny day today so I washed it this morning. It was clean but I just love the look & feel freshly laundered bedding.
I even picked up some quilt magazines & an Ondori bag book. We also bought a beautiful cupboard, pics when it is delivered.
I found the perfect pressie for Mum yesterday, I’d bought her a range of dvd’s & a pair of jammies but needed that special thing. Then I spotted this little handmade bear. Isn’t she gorgeous??? She even has her own little teddy.
I’ve been watching all the Kirstie Allsopp shows on the Lifestyle Channel lately, I LOVE Kirstie. I noticed she had a pretty garland in her kitchen with red & white decs. I remembered I had a garland I hadn’t put up, so while her show was still on, my garland was up & decorated. :-)