Still there's no point in complaining...Summer will be here before I know it...I'll save all my whining for then.
Just a few things I wanted to show you...
like this just finished vintage sheet (and other bits and pieces, including some lovely, lovely barkcloth...) quilt.
I'm not overly thrilled with it, but for only my second attempt at real sewing it's not too bad. As you can see, I am yet to attempt proper quilting...I find just sewing up and down the channels (I think that's what they're called?) quite tricky - there is so much bulk to fit in, under and around the sewing machine...I'll be braver and give it a go next time. Probably.
p.s. any tips are more than welcome!
In the pics you can also see some lovely vintage pillowcases I picked up for thirty cents each recently ( I think vintage pillowcases will be the new vintage sheets!) and our new iconic cushion too.
And here is a pic of the pretty vintage sheet I used to back my quilt
found at a garage sale...I have a pair in pink too
p.p.s. one day I would like to make a quilt as beautiful as this one
pic cassandra ellis
I also wanted to show you my Nan's vase which I mentioned here
the sticker on its base says:
Dorothea Hand Decorated Pottery Australia
I was so happy to get my hands on it again after such a long time...and I think the other vases look better for having it with them don't you?
And, what do you think of this dining room
pic from things I like things I love
I like it very much...when the dust settles on our reno's I want a dining room that looks a lot like this one...
(we will need masses of storage for all our treasures, that's for sure!)
And this post wouldn't be complete without a pic of the Jedster
who has just survived (yesterday!) another trip to the Vet after greedily gobbling up a block of chocolate he found in someone's bedroom. A night in "hospital" and three hundred and eighty dollars(!) later he's home again and on the mend. We have spent a fortune on this little dog but he's worth every penny! (hopefully not too many more though...)
Lastly, I just want to let you know that the latest issue of Covet Garden magazine is available now
it's well worth checking out, and you can here
(the blackboard wall in this house is one of the best I've seen)
Thanks for reading my ramblings. Very much. I'll end with a quick scribble my daughter Annabel did on the back of a paper napkin yesterday
I really like it BUT I hope it's not of me and her Dad!
Linking to Sophie's