Low on kindling and a cold front coming in, I headed out with my large sturdy bag. The air this morning was very quiet and cool and the colours intense, it didn't take long to collect and bundle up the twigs, better than parting with my hard earned penny's and looks so much prettier than shop bought sticklets in the zinc buckets next to the wood burner. I think they will be used quickly next week...brrrrr
I am so happily and cosy sewing, making my gifts as the days grow shorter. I can find so much peace and contentment in simple home crafts.
This is a lovely old piece of linen that I have embroidered my winter girls onto, then I bead them and appliqué the net and sequins, I sit next to the window and watch the leaves fall while listening to old radio recordings from Sunday Irish Miscellany...beautiful.
I have been trying to make our Christmases more wholesome, trying to make more and buy less from commercial sources, yes its hard, a lot of work, and the marshmallows I made this morning are a tad unusual ha ha ...but oh the satisfaction to make and to give is amazing. I am working 4 days so it is not always easy to fit it all in, though as you can see I can still achieve a good deal.
I want some new plates for Winter so I am transferring images onto some odd and old china that I have here and there, I have lots of ideas of images for this so I will show you more when I have made them. xx
I don't think they will be perfect but I don't think that matters at all.
I hope you are enjoying this time as much as I am
Hugs Lynn xxx