this week in melbourne there has been lots of grey skies and rain, floods and an earthquake, the shortest day and black caviar winning the diamond jubilee stakes at ascot in the united kingdom, wimbledon starts tomorrow, then the olympic games are not too far away. quite a week !
just some flowers first, all much like the weather, grey and white ! or these, a bit more colourful !
my home has had lots of friends calling with lots of bright moments and i have also been out too. as some of you will have read i spent an afternoon with meredithe with some sewing friends and that was good to see what each was doing.
two more patterns from trish harper will appear on my etsy store in the next couple of days, you want a sneak preview
'safari sunrise', careful where you pitch your tent, that is when the sun shines again ! watch out for the elepants and the hippos in your neighbourhood !
and the juggler ! a glimpse of this pattern suitable for children as a cot quilt or one just to love and give comfort
gail and the sewing girls were here on saturday of last weekend and there were lots of bright moments embroidery wise, as always and some things nearing completion
and in the current marie claire magazine just out in australia, guess who has a double page spread, congratulations !
creation gail bett / mrs sew and so, well i know her!!! she comes to the broderie house to teach us to embroider !
the pattern and the instructions for the appliqued version and the embroidered one are in the magazine, i guess it helps if you can read the french language, but we embroiderers are really quite clever to work out the instructions when there are how to pictures too ! the stylists for the magazine have left an apple for the teacher, mmmmmh now there's an idea if you want to be teacher's pet !
i have my beautiful vicuna scarf to keep me warm on these chilly days, the finest of wool and so light and warm to wear, without the bulk
my plans for the week are to play with some of my toys and, oh yes that special birthday of my friend is only 3 weeks away and so i am still stitching hexagons and planning in my mind and looking forward to the event, excitement is building amoung the girls !
until next time, i already have some things to show you !