I think Tuesday might be my favourite day of the working week. It just seems to be the most relaxed of my Monday to Friday routine.
This Tuesday it's raining, and cooler than it's been all year. Perfect working at home weather.
Mr E has been catching up on paperwork in his home office, and I've been sketching some new stitchery designs in my sewing room.
Days like today are also perfect for warm soup and toast lunches, so we took time out to enjoy that together before heading back to our work spaces.
Wanting to get ahead with some future magazine issues, I decided to settle down in my easy chair for a couple of hours of hand stitching.
Block 2 of Shabby Roses "Beauty" captured my time today...
There is something about the 'cleanness' of using just three fabrics in this quilt that makes the red and green stitches pop.
I've also spent some time today auditioning fabrics for an autumn design. Last week I bought the current issues of RUTH magazine just for the cover. I loved the melding of orange, peach and mustard green, so I came home to look for similar colours in my stash.
I think these ones will be perfect for what I have in mind...
Inspiration can be found all around if we have eyes to see. Bringing a set of colours together to create something unique really excites me.
In "Beauty" it's the starkness of those particular shades of red and green on white; while the magazine cover's palette grabbed the country girl heart in me, but with a kind of 60's spin.
What colours are inspiring you this season?