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!

7 comments:

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.
x

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!

Louise
x

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.