As the seasons change, so naturally do my pursuits....... From the very early days of spring and almost until the chill of winter sets in, callers to my house will often find a small notice hanging on my front door stating that ‘I’M IN THE GARDEN’ and so it goes, throughout that blissful gardening season, this is where I can be found.
However, as colder days encroach now and the turn of the season is upon us, I’ve already felt the desire to engage in indoor pursuits, particularly on the recent rainy days we’ve had! So, I’ve resisted no longer, my sewing machine has been dusted off, I’ve made a start, and I’m loving it. I will add that I’m not an accomplished sewer, but I do love being creative and my simple efforts so far have pleased me.
First I made a valance to dress the French windows in the kitchen. I used a prettily embroidered table cloth, bought from the local charity shop, cut off the borders, stitched them together then lined it. I will say, I did this with an apology in my heart for the dear person who must have spent many hours working on it, however, my thoughts are that I will now appreciate her work every day as I busy myself in the kitchen, better that, than it remaining folded, and tucked away in a drawer, not to see the light of day for months on end.
Full of enthusiasm, my next project followed soon after and I made this simple, but effective little gingham curtain to put in front of corner shelves John had fixed in my dressing room. I’m so pleased, for the curtain has now transformed the shelves into a pretty corner dressing table and, there was just enough fabric left to make matching curtain tiebacks too.
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