Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Keeping Busy and Pretty Things

Well, its taken a while but I think my mojo is coming back! - Thank you to all who left kind messages after my last post, its nice to know that so many people care. Anyway - anyone else wish the sun would come back? - that will be all of us then! - No sooner had I got used to wearing my white linen trousers, I have had to put them back in my wardbrobe in favour of warmer gear - Oh to live in England, and our great British 'summer time'
I have been busy as you can see, making another batch of pincushions which I sell in my shop, I have also been doing a lot of crochet too, but I will save that for another post.

I also made a little purchase this week from the Charity Shop (well, I use the word 'I' loosly, in actual fact what happened was I sent darling Hubby into the charity shop to make aforementioned purchase for me!) - You can't see on the photo very well, but the dress is a really vibrant emerald green and white print with a lovely cerise sash. It cost just £4 and is 100% silk - Bargain!

Next is this lovely Aynsley posy ornament which mum found when she was sorting out my Grandmas things, and she knew I would like it, and also this lovely china posy brooch, also a gift from my mum

Finally, I know so many of you are a fan of hand embroidery, so I thought I would show you this gorgeous bolster cushion which my mum made for me a month or two ago, she has even embroidered a lovely personal message on the reverse. Isn't it pretty? It sits on my bed at the moment and I get pleasure every time I look at it.

Well, that's about it from me for the time being, the training for the half marathon is still going well and I am running about 5 miles at a time now roughly 3 or 4 times a week, I can feel myself getting fitter and that is motivating me to keep on, even though sometimes when I get in from work, running 5 miles is the last thing I want to do!
See you all again soon, and in the meantime cross your fingers for some sunshine!


Zia Meadows said...

wow 5 miles after work you are a true hero! Love the bolster cushion Laura Ashley do a similar one which I covert but I just cant justify it when I should make one myself, yours is so Pretty-Isnt it great to have inspiring Mums!

Surfer Rosa said...

So sorry about your loss,both my grans passed on whilst i was in my teens - I would have loved for them to have met my children and am sad that this never was to be.

You truly have been busy (I haven't run since my daughter was born and don't think I could make it to the end of the road!!).
and what scrummy things, especialy that dress it is just gorgeous - how come I never find things like that!

I'm impressed with your mums embroidery - I used to do a bit but never as lovely as that.

Great pin cushions too, I was zooming down the sidebar to find your 'shop' but i guess you mean a physical shop. I'll definately come and visit when we're next that way up North!


Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

oh my I am impressed at the running!! keep up the good work !
love the pincushions and the bolster cushion is gorgeous you have a very talented mum :-)
Lesley x

Josie said...

well done on running 5 miles! I can't even run for the bus!
the bolster cushion looks really lovely.
Josie x

Kitschen Pink said...

your mum is a star! t.x

Sarah said...

That bolster cushion is lovely, I'm very envious!

Diane said...

Love that dress!! What a bargain! Where does your mum get her transfers from - I can't find them anywhere. Summer is back here today - just in time for the weekend. I did once run 5 miles - just the once.