Welcome to my blog - thank you for your visit, it's lovely to have you visit me here in my "Snug" My name is Irene, and I live beside the sea. I like nothing better than my early morning (weather permitting) run along the sea front, taking in the changing seasons, the magical sunrises and the calm/stormy sea. I enjoy Photography, Cloud Watching, Nature and Animals. I make Greeting Cards, Crochet, Bake, read Books, and Sew.
I hope you will visit me again.
Many, many years ago (I will not say how many) before the days of the internet, computers, digital cameras, blogs etc., I used to cross stitch, the drawback being most materials/goods had to be purchased from abroad. I used to look at books and think I would love to make this or that, so I set to and made Baby Cushions, Baby Bibs, Wedding Cushions, Babies toys etc., to give as gifts to Friends and Family using what materials I could find locally. Unfortunatly, I have no photos of anything I made.
So what is she getting at you may ask.
Over the past few weeks I've been collecting materials to start cross stitching, and as my Autumn blanket is finished I can now begin.
So this morning, I started, and here is my work in progress.
My coloured threads in my nifty little box.
The lilac gingham is under the box.
My work today, sorry the colours are terrible but the weather is
useless for taking these kind of photos.
The design when finished measures 4" x 4" and I intend to make it into a cushion, using lilac gingham with white brodrerie anglaise to hide the seam - well that's the plan. LoL.
I am so enjoying stitching once more, although when I began I had a few hiccups. I even organised my day to enable me to sew in the morning, read ( yes read ) part of the afternoon then continue to sew.
Keep your fingers crossed.
Thank you for your visit to my blog, reading my post and any comments.
I've been finishing a few jobs crafty and around the house, so I am a little late with my post.
A new month and a new read, hopefully I may manage two books - fingers crossed.
I read my February choice The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham. The adventures of Ratty, Mole, Mr Toad and Badger. The book is brilliant and I throughly enjoyed it, more so than in my younger days. I couldn't help but chuckle to myself the antics the four friends got up to.
My March read is the novel The Christmas Angel by Marcia Willett, a favourite author who has wrote many novels, most of which I have read and enjoyed.
The main character is a little boy called Jakey. It is just after Christmas and his Cornish home which he has lived in all his life is to be sold and everything is about to change not only for himself but also his family. Will they still all be together next Christmas, and what if anything will they have learnt about each other.
The official date for the beginning of Spring is 20th March but according to the weathermen it is 1st. Thinking about this I decided to have a blanket change around, and put a Spring blanket on to our bed.
You may remember this blanket I made to cover the futon in my snug, the colours are very Spring like. So when changing our bed (love, love white bedding) I put on what is now officially going to be my Spring blanket.
Smaller yes, not so heavy yes , but still just as cosy and warm.
The blanket that was on the bed is now nestled on the futon.
My Autumn blanket is put safely away in a cupboard until Autumn or if it gets colder.
Thank you for taking the time to visit me, reading my post and your comments.
I've made another card using a different shoe stamp, it's for a friend who has a birthday later this month. I have had these stamps for years and usually forget about them. It's only when I am looking for somthing else I find them.