Sunday, 7 March 2010
The fabrics are by Heather Bailey. I have decided that she is my very favourite designer - I love every range that she's ever done even more than the last. These came from overseas and arrived just in time for birthday unwrapping...I am so excited about sewing with them.
There are pinks...and you may be surprised to find that I also have some blues:
Mr Teacakes also bought me some Japanese Sashiko threads and needles, a leather thimble and The Ultimate Sashiko Sourcebook...I have so many ideas for how I might incorporate some sashiko into summer handbags - I wish there were more hours in the day...I have been told that in four months I will be 1/3 of the way to 100. Damn.
Those of you that are long-time readers may remember that Mr Teacakes always makes me a birthday cake...there have been sewing machines and other stitch-related themes. This year was a patchwork quilt in four shades of pink. It tasted delicious.
It was a most appropriate cake as last week, inbetween making up custom orders, I finished the double quilt that I was making for our bed (although this is white and cream...and not pink at all). This morning I woke at 4am and lay awake waiting until the sun began to shine through the curtains and then I allowed myself to very quietly make the patch that will be sewn on to the corner of the quilt to finish it off. The house felt cosy, full of sleeping guests, and I had the most lovely couple of hours happily hand-stitching in bed next to a slumbering Mr Teacakes and feeling that Spring must truly be about to arrive now that it is getting light so much earlier. Later Mr Teacakes made vast amounts of croissants and scrambled egg and for once I had breakfast (which I normally dislike) and felt thoroughly birthdayish. Such a lovely weekend.
I hope that your weekend was lovely too,