I’ve finished my latest stitchery project and it was packed off to the gorgeous editor of Creating Country Threads last week. I thoroughly enjoyed putting it together and I’m not quite sure whether my love of the design spurred on my desire to have a go at growing Wisteria, or whether it was my yearning to grow Wisteria that inspired the design? If there are parallel universes then maybe it was both?!
I felt like the nursery-tale character, Jack and the Beanstalk, when I opened my mail to reveal these three Wisteria seeds purchased from eBay. Magic beans!! They sure will be magic if I can pull off growing them! Ha ha!
Following on from my last post I have now planted up one old wheelbarrow with herbs including Basil, Rosemary, Sage and Thyme. A friend gave me some Nasturtium seeds that had fallen from her plants during the summer, so I popped a few of those around the edges of the barrow as well. It’s not much to look at at the moment, but I’ll share a photo when it flourishes! (I’m feeling positive, my friends!)
I’m in the process of re-doing some of my previously published patterns to release as paper and e-patterns. But I’m going to find some time in-between to start on a project from this wonderful book by Mandy Shaw called Stitch at Home. Have you seen it? I’m very happy to do a book review and show you some of the projects if you’re interested, just let me know. I really, really love it. So I purchased some home dec fabric to make a doggie bed for my sweet Maltese cross Shitzu cross Jack Russell, Kayla. She’s such a cutie.
I trawled the Internet to find the same fabric that Mandy has used in the original project and discovered a fantastic seller on eBay.
The fabric range is called Scottie Dog by Clarke & Clarke. You can find it at Dolly Crean’s Fabrics, here. Dolly’s customer service is first class and she stocks a great range of other fabulous fabrics by the same designer/manufacturer. They’re heavenly.
So that’s my news for this week – how has yours been?
Till next time, love and hugs! Vikki