I have had a busy sort of a morning today. When Rosie and Dan moved into their new house, amongst other things I gave them the sofa from my workroom. This has left a big space and so I’ve been sorting and rearranging – in between beginning the May issue of the Magazine and continuing wedding preparations.
I have finally(!) learned how to thread my overlocker and am now knee deep in napkin making – from some lovely vintage fabric offcuts I was given by an elderly lady who comes to our Pensioners’ Lunch Club. She used to do a lot of dressmaking and knows how much I love textiles ….
There’s a selection of lovely Liberty prints amongst them that I think will make beautiful napkins – and we’re planning to use the scraps to make tiny bags of confetti, so every little piece will be used – they’re far too nice to waste. My French Hens (pattern available here) are sitting on top of the currently very small stack of completed napkins – I’ve stitched nine and “only” have another seventy-one to go!! But I was quite distracted by the postman’s knock and the arrival of the April issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine – in paperback form ….
Always an exciting moment! I’m listing the paperback magazine on Amazon every month now and the April issue is now available to purchase on both Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. I positioned the magazine carefully on my crochet blanket to photograph for you – then sat down, camera still in hand, to have a flick through its pages.
When – Daisy did make me laugh! She clearly heard the camera and her furry black head popped up out of nowhere – with an expression that seemed to say …..
“Here I am! I’m just so pretty! Photograph Me, ME, MEEEEEEE!!!”
She just can’t stand not being the centre of attention – but oh, she did make me laugh – and of course I did photograph her!