How blessed have I been!!
I was lucky enough to win some Liberty fat quarters from Jo at
...........................and I can't help but fondle them lol
what IS IT about Liberty fabric?!
I may use some of this for hexi's ..........I'm devising a plan!
There's some delightful stitching over on Jo's blog and it's worth popping across to read through some of her posts.
She teaches classes and I love the way she's made up some recent cushions, using a circular design with a central embroidered panel of vintage linens. (the 19th Sept post)
I also treated myself to a fabric panel from Deborah OHare of
http://thebluehare.blogspot.co.uk/ and that arrived today
and I'm SO thrilled with it!
I have had some work done on the chimney breast in my front room and have chosen a soft grey paint to repaint it with, so this piece will tone perfectly with the new shade.
Deb has other pieces in a similar vein in her Etsy store.... there's a link for it via her blog.
I have started making up duplicate Topic Boxes as I mentioned and Jean jeansmuse.blogspot.com picked up a couple of old silver plated tankards for me, which will work fine in a Tudor box.
They have the most wonderful patina on them and have engravings.
One says Das Island which is out in the Emirates ( thanks Google) and the other says Forties Charlie which is an oil platform in the North Sea!
Charity shops prove how small the world really is lol
I may have a play with Picasa and see what alterations I can make to these photos.
Why on earth would you clean silver plate when you can have such wonderful effects like this instead! lol