|“My leisure really brings me pleasure”….
… says Mrs East. “And I’ve something to show for it afterwards.” Well this is true – one of the pleasures – for me anyway – of stitching is that I have something to show for all my efforts. Mind you, if I held my needle & hoop like Mrs East then I think I would also have a headache, squint and stiff joints after stitching! Or maybe I just do it wrong?!? But seriously, I do enjoy the work of earlier generations of stitchers and so March’s Bustle & Sew Magazine includes an article on repurposing vintage linens – with some inspirational ideas from current-day bloggers too.
|China Cats Applique
My China Cats applique is finished too, and all made up into a cushion cover, and will also be included in March’s magazine – together with lots more too. And for subscribers only – my Rosie & Bear Diamond Jubilee Quilt part work begins in March as well. So much excitement, lots going on – how wish I could be calm and unruffled – with a perfect manicure – just like Mrs East at the top of this post!