Hello there! I do have a pretty good excuse for not writing for such a long time ….
I have just returned from an amazing holiday, the longest that I have ever had! It included a 31 night cruise around South America, from Los Angeles to Rio de Janiero. Of all the wonderful things about a cruise, and there is just so much to enjoy no matter what your preferences might be, I love the fact that I can take a couple of hours on each sea day to sit and stitch with the luxury of beautiful views to glance up at.
Here is the evidence of my diligence ….
I had so many lovely conversations with passers who were kind enough to show an interest in what I was doing. I suspect I may have become known as the “stitching lady”, and referred to with a wink and a tap to the side of the nose!
I have had fun playing with EPP patterns and mixing it up with my chintzes. I wish now that I had started with a more definite vision, but I will try to take things as they come and enjoy what develops. I will probably take more care with the colour and pattern choices going forward, but have to admit that experimentation provides a great learning experience. I am looking forward to playing some more! I am thinking of making up a sort of spot motif sampler quilt on a natural linen coloured background and using one or two of the luscious chintz borders. Funnily enough though, I do not have as much time now that I am back into the daily grind. Must start planning my next holiday ….
My homecoming was made somewhat easier by two things though – lots of luscious new fabrics for the store (https://www.etsy.com/shop/Motifsbyhand?ref=si_shop) including:
And, best of all, I will be seeing my daughter and grandchildren over the upcoming Australia Day long weekend! Yay!!
Thank you for visiting. One of my resolutions for 2014 is to be a better blogger. And … please …. any suggestions for making up my EPP into a stunning quilt will be gratefully accepted.
See y’all soon.