I am being good at the moment and working through my many open projects, it feels nice to gradually empty all those plastic boxes stacked with half finished bits and bobs, turning this
Oh how I love these neat little birds all lined up and looking tidy, this is only a third of the ones completed so far, the glass bead eyes take some time to sew but it’s quite therapeutic just sitting there hand sewing whilst the wind howls outside (the wind!!? what’s with the wind? I keep expecting to be woken by Munchkins giggling, sadly not in my case, it’s usually the boys yelling).
I’m even getting some birds finished for next Christmas, these ones have been sitting in a box for over a year, I just never got around to stitching them together.
The bright colours have also been a pleasure to work with, I love little bits of felt and ribbon, although I fear the pink birds will be nightmare to photograph properly, the bright pink always looks so muddy. It did spur me to finally order something I’ve been after for a while, this gorgeous crochet forever flower garland by Emma Lamb
Emma was great to buy from, she took time to help me select my colours, sending images so I could make sure I was happy with my choice.
In fact the above photos belong to Emma, I haven’t put my new garland up yet, I’m determined to paint our fire surround white and then hang it as a reward.
Even the packaging was a delight.
So for the rest of today, I shall be sewing seed bead eyes and making a second batch of marmalade, oh happy days 🙂