Early this week I was joined by Blossom for a morning re-run of the latest episode of Midsomer Murders. She relaxed on the couch with a big bowl of soy crisps...
...whilst I did some work on the unfinished vintage cloth I'd rescued from the op shop.
(You can read all about it here)
Remember I was debating whether to add a pop of pink to the pale blue and yellow?
Well, I thought I'd trial it...
...and then I compared it to the yellow-gold that was already in the daisy centres when I 'found' it.
I still couldn't make up my mind. I liked both.
But not Blossom. She made the point that 'one day' this cloth would be hers and she'd "much prefer a softer yellow centre to the daisies thank you, Mum".
Unpicking the yellow-gold centres (and the pink I'd done)...and replacing with lemon yellow instead.
Blossom nodded her approval.
I have to admit, I rather prefer the softness of the lemon too. An almost 20yo knows more than her mum. This time.
Next day I progressed on to the little chain stitch squares around the daisies...
So tiny. So sweet. So simply delicate. I am in love.
Aged linen; is there anything lovelier to stitch on?
I'm giving this project 30 minutes of my time each afternoon as my reward for working the rest of the day. And it's even nicer with chocolate. Bet that didn't surprise you...