Hi Everyone I hope you are all well and happy - do come in for a cuppa and a chat - maybe some cake? It is, as always, so lovely to see you all. This is just a quick chat today as I am very busy finishing my giveaways in time for my first blog birthday - if you are able to mention me on your blog then I will put in your name twice to give you a better chance of winning.
I do have a head like a sieve Lovelies as I showed you some photographs yesterday of some fabulous dishes I had picked up. In my mind I knew that I had something else and after I had sent off the post and walked into the hall - there it was looking at me! I love this little vase and today I bought some gorgeous Sweet Williams which are my favourite flowers as they smell so beautiful. A lot of flowers now do not seem to have the fragrance which they had years ago but the house always smells delicious when I have Sweet Williams around. I think they go perfectly in this little vase, do you like them? I wish I could send you all a big bunch of them wherever you are in the world.
Talking of the world I went out today to Abakhan to look for some fabric for my new Tilly top and I spotted this piece below. I love it and want to make some new cushions with it. I have noticed similar ones in John Lewis and I am trying to update our living room as I am so fed up with the same things around me. Do you get the urge to refresh and lighten everything up? Our living rooms seems to have stood still for the past few years and needs a serious de-clutter so I have to be ruthless - any tips or ideas very welcome Lovely Readers.
Looking at the photograph below I cannot believe how tiny the UK looks compared with the rest of the world. It puts life into perspective.
Now I have been busy with my crochet bag from the wonderful Lucy on Attic 24 although looking at her pattern I think mine is a tad bigger than hers - at this rate the local coal merchants will be lining up to buy them to store their coal in! I have enough yarn for two of them so this will be my practise run and I will of course line it to make it more stable - watch this space Lovelies - crochet is not my number one skill! I thought the pack from the Wool Warehouse for £15 was a good deal and it is lovely to work with. Lucy's base measures 23 cms whilst mine is 28 cms! Whoops - however I will carry on and see what happens............
I did have a job trying to find suitable fabric for the Tilly top as it needed to be a knit fabric without too much stretch and I had to search out a suitable piece. A lovely lady was really helpful and I decided on the blue fabric below. I must say that blue is not a favourite colour of mine as I go more for reds and pinks but I thought this was pretty and for £5 a metre it is not too pricey in case it all goes horribly wrong. Rachel from my sewing class is going to guide me through it all next week so we shall see what happens. I get inspired with your fabulous makes Folks and am always amazed at the quality of things you all do so I have to step up a notch. One things that please me, well two really, is that there are no zips or buttonholes - whippee..........
My wonderful eldest Son gave me some money for Mother's Day on the strict understanding that I spend it on myself so I have treated myself to Tilly's new book which she is going to sign so I am excited about getting it through the post soon.
Well lovely Folks it was short and sweet today. I am trying hard to get up to date with everyone's fabulous blogs and leave messages for you all, many apologies for the lateness in doing this. I hope you all have a lovely evening/day and keep safe and happy. Don't forget to leave a message on your blogs if you want a second chance of winning one of the giveaways. I hope to speak to you all very soon. Sending you all big hugs and kisses. Dorothy :-)xxxxxxxxxxxx