Friday, 24 May 2013

A Gorgeous Gift


Yesterday the postie popped a lovely little parcel into my letterbox.  I've been looking forward to seeing this little beauty for weeks.  it was made by the very talented Jane at Hand Made Jane.  She was having a clear out of some of her beautiful handmade clothes and asked for some good homes for them.  I was only too delighted to offer my help on this matter.  Lucky for me my name was chosen for this top.  I really love it to say the least.  It is so well made and it is has really made me want to work a bit harder on my dressmaking skills.  So thank you very much again for the gorgeous parcel in the post.  Cheered me up no end to see it sitting on the doormat.


In other news, work on the studio is slow with the Hubby doing his final exams this week.  To relieve some of the stress, he went out into the garden after college and worked on levelling it.  it look a lot of work to haul it up into place and then to level it on its brick stands but with the help of a few friends and some sweat and cursing he finally managed it on Wednesday evening.  It was a bigger job than he expected but he is happy with it now.  We will be working against the clock now because once the Mayfly hatches on the lake there will be no work done on it at all.  He will be happily sitting in his boat fly rod in hand, free of all worries about studies. Normally it would hatch in the first week of May but with the weather and long winter this year, it is taking a little longer.  May is a month that we see very little of the Hubby and when you are married to a fisherman it's just something that you have to live with.  I'm the definition of a fishing widow!!
If we can manage to get it cleared before the Mayfly hatches then I can potter on with the rest. Painting and decorating isn't his thing anyway.

Sadly with all that has been going on around here my crafting mojo has started playing hide and seek with me.  I've lost all interest in my blankets and sewing jobs.  At the moment just to keep my hands busy, I've been doing a little cross stitching.  I want to make some of these gorgeous little butterflies and hang them in the hoops in the studio.  The work is slow but it is calming my very over active mind at the moment.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend and if you see my stitching mojo please do let me know.
Rosie xx


8 comments:

  1. I love the design of your cross stitch. I think we can sometime throw ourselves into project and then burn out, your mojo will be back don't worry! :) x

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  2. Your cross-stitch is beautiful. I can't wait to see more!

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  3. You lucky spud - a hand made Jane original! Jane x

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  4. Lovely top! Your cross stitch is looking lovely, I lose my mojo from time to time too but it always comes hopping back in no time at all :) xoxo

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  5. congratulations - how beautiful x

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  6. Oh wow, that sorbetto is gorgeous! Lucky you! I am in love with that fabric and contrasting binding!

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  7. Your new top is gorgeous! Luck you :)

    I love your cross stitching too, beautiful.

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  8. Hello sweet Rosie! Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words! The blouse is gorgeous! I am so happy for you! Your cross~stitch is really beautiful and will be perfect hanging in your studio. I am so glad the garden turned out well. I hope you can get it all finished before his fishing begins! You will get your interest in sewing back, sometimes we just need a little break! Have a lovely weekend sweetie! Love, Paula xo

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Rosie xx