As I sit this morning to write you this note, I wonder - where did the first half of January go? Brad is now back at work after a wonderful Christmas break so that sees me back in the studio, in between nappy changes, feeding, nappy changes and playtime, I love it.
So time for a look around my place...this is the bookcase that rests in my studio, the place where my books, fabrics, threads and buttons brighten the room - The things I 'collect & gather' inspire me more when I can see them so they rarely hide in the cupboard. It appears I may have similar traits to a Bowerbird "spending hours carefully sorting and arranging a collection, with each object in a specific place"...so, are you one too?
I guess if I had to choose 3 thing's I love in this picture they would be a collection of Kath Kidston catalogues (to drool over), vintage reels and gorgeous flower buttons.
But most of all I love how the morning sun plays with the fabric colors, it's the first thing you see.
There is something about creating that relaxes my mind - I do most of my hand stitching in the evening after dinner, snuggled up in my bean bag with a cup of tea, it is the best way to unwind after a busy day.
These last few weeks I have been working on my next big project, I will keep it under my wing for just a little longer but that doesn't stop me from showing you a little more stitching progress, I am really enjoying watching this new story unfold.
I have also recently received emails from the following stores who are just around the corner and over the hill...
Creative Edge Quilting and Sewing from North Vancouver, Canada
The Log Cabin from Germany
Magdaleentje from Holland
Each store now stocks a range of the Cinderberry Stitches patterns which is so exciting. Maureen in Canada will be offering the Truly Scrumptious block of the month using Peace on Earth fabric from Moda which will be simply stunning! If you are interested in signing up early you are welcome to email Maureen for further details at firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know I sent you!
Next time I have some great news about a new project being offered by Homespun magazine in support of National Breast Cancer Foundation.