Bunting love continues here in the Sweet Birdy Love household.
Look at those bright, cheery colours. Ooooooh, it's going to be hard to make a decision......
Due to a family dinner on Saturday night, I had to 'pack away' ( read, stash in spare room and close the door quickly!!) all my sewing bits and pieces so we could use the dining table..........
I don't intend to set up my machine again till after we come back from holidays which will be late June.
Well, that's not quite true, hubby has asked very nicely if I could take up some jeans for him. It's a job I don't particularly like and put it off for as long as I can, but I have dragged my machine out again and will hopefully finish this job off tonight.
Anyhoo, I needed a little project to keep my fingers busy and satisfy the creative urge.
Plus, I wanted a small crochet project to take on hols. One that I could pull out and hook away without losing count or losing my place in the pattern and you all know how much I love bunting.
I have finally settled on a red, white and blue theme and have thrown in pink as I love pink and red together.
I think this should do the trick, but I might throw a few extra colours into my bag before heading away.
Just in case I finish my first lot of bunting, you know how it is..........
This morning I decided to head into town for a cuppa.
Monday morning isn't my usual coffee morning, but it was so lovely and sunny and I have today off work.
The rest of the week is going to be busy, so I thought, 'what the heck'
Of course I had my crochet with me and my coffee came in my favourite mug.
Do you think there's a bit of a colour theme happening here?.........
For anyone else wanting to crochet some bunting I have used Jacquie's wonderful tutorial over at Bunny Mummy .
If you have any queries she's more than happy to help you out, so pop over and have a look.
With the arrival of Winter a little bit of seasonal decorating has been taking place this afternoon.
Specifically, my wonderful 'stuffies' from Karen over at Mimilove.
Away, goes the cheeky Cockney Sparrow and out comes..........
My beautiful English Robin with his sidekick Batman.........
And new to the household is Norman the gnome.........
Click on the pic to see all the wonderful hand stitching Karen has put into the picture.
Norman's, holding a little lantern, with glittery, gold beads and thread to light his way home and there are some silvery, snow flakes falling.
"Be it ever so humble there's no place like gnome!" hehehe
Norman, has been hiding away in the dresser until Winter arrived.
It's time to bring him out and hang him on the dresser door.
They make me smile whenever I look at them, too cute.
So go check out Mimilove blog, you'll come away smiling.
There's also a cute little gnome called Tom waiting patiently in her etsy shop, if you'd like to give a cute gnome a home.
Just wanted to end this post with another couple of moon shots I found on hubbies' camera.
I received alot of lovely comments on my last post about some moon pics and then I found these...........
A full moon, reflected in the dam.
No computer enhancement here, just a good camera, bit different from my point and press job and hope for the best...............
Winter has really kicked in today, it's been lovely and sunny but there's been a wind blowing straight off the snow, chilly.
I've managed to get out in the garden and do some pruning and weeding.
That's because there's been no sewing machine calling me to 'come and play'
Somehow, I imagine by the time our holiday is over I may have crocheted enough bunting to wrap around the whole house............ no machine sewing for close to 3 weeks.
I do plan to take a 'slow stitching' project with me as well. You know the sort, throw your embroidery threads and a bit of fabric in a bag and wait for inspiration to strike.
That's about as much planning as I do sometimes..........
I hope you've all had a lovely weekend and thankyou all for popping by last post.
'Tis always nice to hear from you and I would love to hear what projects you have on the go, or any suggestions for projects I could do whilst away on hols.
I imagine there will be plenty of time during the evenings to get some stitching or hooky creativity happening.
Till next time, take care,