Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Life is just settling back into its normal rhythm. The children are all back to their schools for the year, three different ones so lots of different drop off and collections to do until my baby finishes kindergarten and goes to "real" school in July, which will make things easier for me. The house is quiet, just the sound of paws and claws on wooden floors as my new shadow follows me round from room to room, and the cicadas humming away outside.

This is a cover I made for my diary/notebook a few months ago out of some leftover calico, a fabric marker, and embroidery thread. I pulled it out from the depths of my bag a few days ago (it already has a few coffee stains so it's looking lived in) and realised it's been too long since I've played with needles and thread, so there's a new project in the pipeline.

About time I became a busy bee again. Day to day happenings take over sometimes and what I want to do gets lost along the way. I'm sure it happens to most of us.

But I wanted this year to be a year of harmony, so I'll have to make some harmony of my own. I'm off now to start searching through my ever growing collection of remnant fabrics, my personal stash of treasures.



  1. How lovely..I do love that book cover, the words & the coffee stains..Life indeed. Isn't fabric (vintage especially) such a wonderful thing to collect. I can't think of anything I love more than sifting through my fabric collection (well some of it!) & my old laces & ok, Mother of pearl buttons too.
    ooh how sweet paws & claws on wooden floors. Much love Catherine

  2. Hi there!
    To me it seems like you "reinvented the wheel"!
    Beautiful embroidery, you are a pro<3

  3. Lovely embroidery. Want to meet up next week?