Hello lovelies, how are you today?
I have had a bit of a rollercoaster week, my Dad has been ill and urgently needed major surgery, which was really nerve wracking. He is recovering and his health should be improved after a period of recuperation, so in the long run it's a good thing...scary though. And then just when I was having trouble sleeping cause I was worrying about him, the rain started dripping through the ceiling...
But! This Saturday we are collecting our new baby, Floyd the Miniature Schnauzer. The excitement level in our house is reaching fever pitch - only 2 sleeps to go - it's like an early Christmas present for our whole family.
In the meantime, before I bombard you all with pictures of Floyd, I
thought I'd show you something I managed to make...yes, I made time for
some sewing, and it felt good! I've been playing with these bits of fabric for a while...
I love these fabrics so much, and some of them I've only got a little bit of - there are barkcloths, and collectible fabrics from Heals, and Scandinavian fabrics. I
wanted to try something a tad more ambitious than my usual squares or strips, so
I went for a rectangular log cabin type of arrangement...and as
with most things I make, I planned it carefully, but I still got to the
end and saw things I might do differently if I could make it again. But
that is ok, that is how we learn...and now instead of having to open my
cupboard to look at all these gorgeous patterns and colours, I get to
enjoy them every day, which makes me really happy.
Before I go I'd just like to welcome my new followers, and anyone who has popped in to read or comment...it still amazes me that people spend time here, reading my ramblings...thank you, you're all totally gorgeous. I just have to give a special welcome to my newest follower, Donna Flower(!) who if you love vintage fabric (and if you don't, what are you doing here?!) you will surely know of - she sells the most fabulous vintage fabrics and haberdashery, both online and on her stall at various vintage fairs. I actually bought the top bit of the cushion cover above from her, and now she's following my blog! Sorry, I'll stop now...just had to get a bit excited about that!
I hope you're all having a good week, and haven't been ill, or flooded, and have maybe managed a moment or two of creative fun...