One Sunny Morning

by Helen on April 12, 2012

I love these sunny spring mornings, when the sun shines brightly between the April showers. It’s wonderful to pull on my wellies and set off with Ben along one of the network of green lanes that surround our village, through the fields and into the woods at the top of the hill.  Along the way we will see the sheep and their new babies …

New arrivals

 … while the sunlight sparkles on the estuary in the distance.  Sometimes we’ll hear the distant sound of a tractor chugging away in one of the fields, as now is the time for ploughing and sowing.  A morning just like this inspired my latest pattern design for this month’s magazine …

One sunny morning

It’s called “One Sunny Morning” and shows one of our local villages, perhaps Salcombe or maybe Beesands, where the pastel coloured houses crowd against the harbour and the little fishing boats still go out to catch bass, bream and plaice. 

This design is all stitched by machine – I set myself a challenge not to include any hand stitching to keep it really simple to create.  I did cheat when sewing on the buttons,  though I could have used the machine it was much quicker just to thread a needle and secure them with a few hand stitches.   Then, I took one of the houses from the harbour and, with thoughts of the wisteria we saw last weekend at Greenway, changed it just a little… and added some hand-stitching (couldn’t help myself!)

Where the heart is

Then this morning I dashed outside between the showers to photograph both designs.  Now all I need to do is write up the patterns ready for the May issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine (out on 26th April).

Two applique pictures



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