Thursday 27 May 2021

Spring House

I often have problems deciding how to display some of the little bits and pieces that I stitch.  But I found what I think is the perfect solution to make my little Spring House piece look pretty.

I found this little box frame in The Range in Greenock (click on link to see frame).  It already had a neutral fabric background and came with a little bag of pearl headed pins.

I just put a running stitch around the edge of my sewing, frayed the outside edge slightly and added four pretty little buttons to the corner.  Then all I had to do was pin the stitching to the frame background.  It is quite deep and has a hinge opening, so it is a useful frame for all sorts of pretties!

The pattern is free from Melissa at Pinker n' Punkin Quilting.  Check out Melissa's blog for some really pretty patterns lovely displays.  Thanks Melissa for the lovely pattern.  Don't you just love it when things come together easily!

Love, Liz

Saturday 22 May 2021

Last Shardlake

 Argh!!!!  I've finished "Tombland" by C J Sansom - the last in the Shardlake series.

Set in the early days of the reign of Edward VI it tells of lawyer Shardlake's involvement in Kett's Rebellion in Norfolk.  It is full of wonderful descriptions of Norwich - it is now on my bucket list of places to visit.  I was there with my parents when I was a child but don't remember anything about it.  Can't wait to visit sometime soon.  

Any advice on places to stay, eat, discover, visit?

Love, Liz

Wednesday 19 May 2021

George and Matilda Mouse

My younger son loved these books when he was a little boy.  George and Matilda Mouse by Heather Buchanan.

The illustrations are just gorgeous!  

They tell the story of a little mouse family and their adventures.

Can't bring myself to take them to the charity shop, so they will stay with me in the meantime.

Do you have trouble giving away things that your children loved?

Love, Liz

Monday 10 May 2021

May Stitching

I've really been enjoying my two latest cross stitch projects.  This lovely little saltbox house is from a free pattern by Melisa at Pinker n Punkin Quilting.  Check out her blog for some lovely posts and some great free cross stitch patterns.  I think I'm addicted to stitching saltbox houses!

The pattern is actually called Spring Green Saltbox, but as you can see I changed all the colours.  I decided to have pink flowers because all the may blossom was on the trees when I started this.  We've had some pretty wild weather recently, so there's not much blossom left!

If you are on Instagram don't forget you can see more of my stitching progress at Scottish Stitcher.

I also made good progress on Folk Art Sampler by Tiny Modernist.

Love, Liz