Hello readers, here I am, back from the depths of "no internet connection gloom". Not to fear though, I've had plenty to keep me busy. On Wednesday, I headed off to the Country Living Fair which certainly didn't disappoint. I always love this Spring fair and prefer it over the Christmas one. The colours are so pretty, as are the flowers and decorations which proliferate and without Christmas decorations clogging up all the stands (you can only buy so many Christmas decorations?), not to mention the overwhelming pong of dried orange/clove/cinamon thingies, there seems to be more on offer. I headed mainly for items of the truly vintage variety. How do you like my new little tea cosy? Not bad for a fiver, eh?
Do you like my furry vintage lion, he came from the CL Fair, too? He looked at me with sad eyes and a falling-off-ear, so home he came.
Other things keeping me busy have been quilts, of course. I've just finished an order which I'll show you soon, as it's going to be posted today and it's only fair my customer gets first ogle. However, in between bits and pieces, I've also made pretty much my favourite type of quilt. A mix of florals and vintage embroidery, it's a little like the very first quilt I ever made.
The cottons are mainly 1930's reproduction florals mingled with a few blocks of pretty Cath Kidston, whose fabrics always lend a freshness to the scheme. I enjoyed deliberating far too long over which vintage embroideries I could include. These give a really special touch, I think.
Ooooh pretty! It looks quite at home...
But no, no, no. Out into the glorious sunshine (where my industrious other half and parents are hard at it in the garden,) for a bit of a washing line reveal. Please excuse our neighbour's new and disgustingly orange fencing. Why does it come out of the factory orange?
Off this quilt goes to a special new home, to make happy cosy memories with a new family. A quilt to grow old with.
The listing can be found in my blogshop here. Do have a super weekend, whatever you are up to. Now I'd better head out into the garden, too.