3/06/2017

rainy days sunny days & patchwork












This past week has been a week of ever changing weather.. sunny and a feeling of warm spring on the way but over the weekend just foggy, rainy, cold and dreary. We didn't let the rain stop us from some exploring. We drove over to Weatherford, TX on Sunday and visited a few antique shops for a browse. I spied some lovely handmade quilts, sadly way too out of my price range because they were in excellent condition and price accordingly but all hand stitched which I love! After traipsing through the stores we hiked a bit with the dogs. The dogs don't last too long nowadays because they are getting old but we had fun nonetheless. I spotted lots of clover, little flowers dotted the shady wet areas (not sure what kind) and trees were blossoming all over, the deer spotted me before I could get a pic but there was a whole herd of them. 
In the mail last week I received the loveliest of yarns by Amber of makershaven. We did a swap in which I sent her an embroidered drawstring bag and I got some of her minis. Just gorgeous colors. Wildflower inspired which I love. Amber has shop full of pretty yarns and bags and a sweet little knitting podcast. I can't wait to cast something on with these minis!
Something else mail related is my "You've got mail" wall hanging is finished. The cute blocks were my first attempt at foundation paper piecing. which I love! You can find the block here if you want to give a try yourself. The pattern is for block only, I made 9 and sewed them all together. 
The fabrics include Paperie by Amy Sinibaldi and some fat quarters from Dailylike Canada. 
Speaking of Dailylike, I want to mention that for the next few months I get to be one of three people who get to be ambassadors to the brand and share some of their lovely fabrics whether its here or on instagram or their little blog. I have some things up my sleeves like a couple of tutorials, little easy projects and some free embroidery projects coming up so stay tuned!
In other things..
I recently came across this video, don't ask me how, but my vintage loving heart loves the outfits, the old folks dancing in the background and I have a bit of a thing for bluegrass so I admit I was tapping my toes a bit..
I watched this movie on amazon, Sunset Song. Lovely scenery, spotted some pretty knits. I have to say its not the easiest movie to watch as there were a couple of moments that really made me cringe/close my eyes but its still worth watching. Its a sad movie but the scenery!! If you like movies along the lines of Angelas Ashes or Magdelene sisters than give it a try. 
Also I started watching The French Village again. A country village at the onset of WW11, need I say more.. except that it is subtitled so not easy to watch whilst doing anything more complicated than garter stitching. Ask me how I know haha!

3 comments :

  1. Such cozy photos! Road trips are the best!

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  2. Love the eye candy on this snowy day. Can't believe you're seeing blossoms already!

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  3. I enjoyed seeing all your pictures, but the little envelope quilt stopped me in my tracks. It is adorable!

    One of my relatives had her parents (who have since passed away) each write her a letter that she had framed so she could have a sample of their writing. I think it would be neat to do the same, but have the letters printed on fabric and incorporated into a little letter quilt.

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