Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tuesday treasures

Today I'm sharing some more of my vintage linen collection.

This is a selection from my 'white stuff'. I have lots of pieces with beautiful crochet lace edges..

.. and others with white on white embroidery.

Even though I have no idea who made these pieces, I treasure the time and skill it has taken to create them.

Don't forget to pop over to Melody's to see who else is sharing today.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Decisions, decisions...

I have booked myself into a quilting retreat in the middle of March hoping to revive my ailing sewjo. It is the same place I went to last year. Of course, the best way to make the most of the weekend is to be well prepared with projects, so I have been reviewing fabric and books for some inspiration. This bundle of fat quarters has been lurking in my stash for a while now and I have at least decided that now is the time to turn them into something... now the question is ... what?

Given my general state of indecision lately I figured I'd better start thinking about it now!

Monday, February 4, 2013

What is it with cats..

..and fabric? I know it's not just my Bella as lots of blogs feature pets cavorting on quilts or reclining near sewing machines "helping" their owners.
It seems they have an inbuilt radar too. I am trying to find my sew-jo but every time I go into my craft room Bella appears... leaping on to the cutting table... scattering fabric or flopping down precisely where I may be ready to cut. She doesn't appear immediately I might add.. she waits until I have spread out fabric for consideration or preparation to cut. Generally she has been invisible ages before I venture into the room but inevitably.. just when I'm ready to begin something... there she is... and very difficult to remove too!
In my present state of indecision of course I procrastinate and leave the room. Good one Bella!

What is it with cats???