Thank you all as always for kind words and encouragement - admiration as always for those who pursue ambitions and aspirations. I will plough my furrow and see what direction it goes! Need to stop moaning and do a bit more doing I think.
I like a nice bit of embroidery...
The bag above is my 'new' favourite bag - I have finished it with a nice buckle on the handle, lined it with the finest Irish double damask and fastened with a little vintage hand painted button - I wore it (worn - rather than used - as an adornment!!) on my first day in my new job yesterday. Chuffed that in the staff room a woman asked me where I got my bag from as a group had been admiring it from afar. So a new job and compliments too!!
Big headedness is not an endearing trait Jenny...
I am very fond of the 'background' fabric and I have made many bags and purses from it - the fabric dates from the late 1940s and is an unused bolt with that smell of new cotton. The colours of the flowers in the design always seem to perfectly match the colours in the embroidery - it will be a sad day when I use the last little piece
The one of the left (corner showing) is one of a framed pair that I bought at the car boot recently - the other one of the pair is a very pretty cottage (£5 the pair so thought that was ok)
Most/all of these embroideries were kits - dating mainly from the late 1930s/1940s - so the same patterns often appear again and again. Each one is appealing in its infinite variety
Jenny - do you think that you possibly might have enough bags......
Had a pleasant tax refund recently - for the second year running (must check my tax code I think). Decided that it is a nice way to save money without realising it so have bought some vintage treats as an indulgence....Also have 'twinned' our toilet - it is good to share unexpected windfalls if possible - http://www.toilettwinning.org/serious-stuff/the-need/
Also decided that as there are 24 hours in each day there should be ample time to cram everything in! I will stop moaning!
Looking forward to the Paralympics starting - hurrah!