Hello again and thank you for calling in.
I hope to be blog visiting later today and replying to kind comments on previous post - thank you again.
Also to reassure that though some embroideries are in drawers they are all used on a regular basis...I use old stuff a lot!
Can I apologise that I have cocked up the format of this blog and everything is now all jumbled about - I have no idea what I have done or how this came about. The 'behind the scenes staff' are working on this!! Ha ha. Also adding a request for these photos not to be placed on pinterest (no pin codes have been in place since last year, requests, politeness also in place) - I realise that site is loved by many and I am the odd one out...always the way...
You may have gathered from reading this blog ("You mean we are supposed to READ it"!!) that I like china/fabric/tablecloths that marry up with:
a) the season
b) the day of the week
c) the WEATHER and so on.
Due to this certain 'things' are/can only used/seen at certain times of the year/month/day in our house (Christmas/Easter being obvious ones). Some things ('Auld Lang Syne cup) have a very specific - blink and you miss it - opportunity. This will be clarified at the end of this post when I indeed missed that slim window .....
So for me Spring ties in very neatly with bunting and embroidery - heralding the start of something fresh and growth anew. Spring is simply the best time of the year I think and we have finally been able to get out into the garden and do some proper gardening. Spring is a time for getting on and doing stuff. This includes a little bit of sewing - not so much because busy elsewhere - enough to keep me going.
Disclaimer: Anything that involves cutting into the embroidery I use damaged cloths - sadly tablecloths often have burns (?!) and stains right in the middle when even a carefully placed teapot is not big enough to cover damaaaaje.
I cannot remember why I made this so long
Somebody might recognise this bunting......made from a favourite old book of mine that was beyond repair save some of the old coloured illustrations. This copy dates from the early 1900s
Cheering colours and I especially love illustrations that have lots of little 'sub' images to keep you entertained
A simple thing to make (you may have come across my Ladybird bunting 'tutorial' on the Mollie Makes blog last year) so the whole world can be buntingfied in a trice!
Each Spring for the past few years I have made a little bit of bunting from some vintage Beatrix Potter fabric. Here you will find other things that I have made from this fabric for a previous Spring
And a few little Easter Egg gathering bags
As a close up of the bunting pictured below is on Pinterest I notice (goodness knows why as it looks very ordinary in that photo) I thought that I would dig out a photo of the original in complete form! The original post was one of several that I deleted a while ago when Blogger was telling us that we had too many photos. I don't think that I have this any more but would have to go drawer rummaging in order to check! The reverse fabric was some very nice (if I say so myself) 50s sateen floral fabricos.
So it is indeed half past March and time is ticking
Please ensure that you are using the correct tablecloth for this time of year...it is not half past February or indeed half past April but Half Past MARCH.
Pluheeze make some attempt to get it right.
Along with 'bottom alignment' these are the essentials in life.....
No slacking here please - tsk, tsk...
My 'slip' in previous years has been to read this as a quarter past June- can you imagine my chagrin upon realising such a catastrophe!!!
In order to doubly emphasise the urge to use things at very particular times here is one of my favourite cups (I am partial to a nice cup). It must (treble emphasis... with bells...and extra whistles....comedic effect) only be used in the morning. The cup clearly illustrates sun rise...not sun down....not mid-morning blazing sun...but sun rise.
The day is broken by supping of the tea
Come on people you are with me on this.................aren't you?
If we start using specific cups at the wrong part of the day that might just spell the end of the civilized world....
....oops too late
Anyway must go as it is indeed time for tea
PS: For those who like to know such detail this cup dates from around 1910 and should only really be used whilst holding out little finger at an angle to the cup body...