In early 2009 I sketched a cute little house and proceeded to stitch it simply.
I called it my 'wonky' house because it reminded me of my Pop, the step-grandfather who along with my Nana, raised me as his own child. He was as blood kin to me, loving me with a pure and fierce protectiveness.
~ Eric John Matchett ~
Pop passed away in early 1985, unable to push on any longer after Nana's passing a couple of years earlier, and I still miss his gentle and assuring presence in my life - especially when something triggers a memory of him.
Recently a number of emails have come through requesting that old Wonky Houses pattern again, and so I have been taken back in my mind to this dear man and his declaration that anything a bit 'out of kelter' was quite simply, a "wonky".
My Wonky House design from back in 2009 was directly inspired by this wonderful man, and grew to be four different 'wonky' houses that I displayed in a simple pieced wall hanging.
As an answer to those email requests, and in tribute once again to my Pop, I'm going to share a block a week for the next few Fridays. Perhaps if you never made this 'way back when', you might like to stitch it now?
Download it free HERE in my shop.
(I don't own the original any more, because my daughter Kezzie ran away with it a few years back and will never part with it. I'm so glad. Pop loved that little girl to pieces, too!)
If you've been after some of the white hanky linen I sell in my shop, more was listed this morning. It sells out very fast, so if you miss out don't worry, I'll be re-ordering more today...
Hanky Linen can be purchased HERE.
It's Friday and I am home alone, which is nice after such a busy week. I have a floor to mop, parcels to post, washing to do, and some general household catch-up chores before I sit down to stitch more of Block 3 from my Shabby Roses 'Beauty' BOM....
This block will be in the "Sweet Dreams" issue of Elefantz HOME e-zine, or as single PDF purchase in my shop, on July 5th.
Can you guess what it is?
God bless you and hold you close,