I had to take this picture, its a reflection in my mirror opposite, just as I was doing this post, whilst listening to the patter of rain.
I think its chilly today but I have a lovely( new to me) very heavy hemp apron, all patched and darned (just how I love them) wrapped over the top of my long skirt, and its as warm as toast. I love aprons especially old plain ones this one came from a convent in France...I wonder what jobs it was utilized for ?
I wanted to show you my little bit of country at home xxx
I found some really pretty pictures... faded vintage prints of wild flowers at the car boot, I was so thrilled , I have put them on my kitchen wall, so now I feel closer to the outside, I work a lot in the basement and sometimes really miss the trees and flowers waving in the breeze so this is a great improvement, and a change is nice.
I have been imprinting leaves onto some spare linen pieces,by treating them with alum and iron and wrapping them into bundles and soaking them for days so the dye somehow transfers onto the cloth and I am thrilled with my first results
It is fairly easy to do, and I had seen it on an India Flint post and I just wanted some of my own leafy printed fabrics for summer cushions to go with my Vintage flower prints...
I havn't made the covers yet.. just laid the fabric across.
I always so wanted to live right in the middle of the countryside, to be honest...middle of nowhere really, total isolation would suit the best, but could never afford it. I am so very grateful though to live near our huge park and the river, also doing creative projects like this within our home really connects me with nature, the seasons, and the magic of outside.
Hope you find your bit of countryside this week xxx
Lots of Hugs