Inspired and energised by the wonderful summer sunshine we’ve been enjoying here for the past couple of weeks(!) I decided to undertake a project that I’ve been planning for a little while. Not a sewing project … but a sewing room project. My old sewing room was in the smallest upstairs room, at the back of the house – lovely to look out over the garden in the summer months, but cold with little sunshine through the winter. So I decided to move things around and transfer my sewing area to the little-used spare bedroom at the front – not such a nice view, but much cosier – and larger too….
With room for a lovely comfy sofa – that also doubles as a bed for guests. The hand-crochet blanket was an amazing bargain from Totnes market – just £20 (that’s around $32) for an enormous – about 6′ x 4′ blanket – I don’t think I would even be able to purchase the yarn for that amount. I did query with the stallholder if she was certain that was the correct price, but she assured me it was so I carried it home in triumph and have been waiting to show it off in all its multicoloured glory! One of the teddies is a childhood friend, the other was rescued from a village fete a couple of summers ago – a very handsome fellow indeed. My sewing machine also looks as though it likes its new home…
And the collection of Bustle & Sew softies are waiting for a shelf to sit on – hopefully I’ll be able to sort them out in the next few days. On the noticeboard you can see a collection of lovely illustrations by my friend Jacqui of FlapdoodleDesigns. Some were for my “Simple Stitchery” free e-book – if you don’t already have it you can download it from the right-hand sidebar – and some are for my upcoming “Handstitched Christmas” collection – it’s all finished and will be published next month in time for “Christmas in July”.
I felt very hot and dusty after moving everything around, so I rewarded myself with a deckchair in the garden, a lovely iced lemonade and some fresh-picked flowers to make the perfect finishing touch to round off all my hard work….
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