The 1st of June heralds another new design for our Vintage Kitchen Block of the Month!
Block 6 is "canisters".
My Nana had canisters just like these in her old kitchen - they were a faded yellow creamy colour with red lids and the word across each one was formed by little red adhesive letters.
Did you have canisters like these in your kitchen too? Perhaps you still do!
I'd love to find a set like Nana's, so I suppose the plan should be to look online, right?
Or maybe I'll come across them at a garage sale one day - you just never know...
Download the free "canisters" pattern HERE in my shop.
I had a lovely 'slowing down' time last week.
You see there is a process of decluttering and simplifying happening in our home at the moment.
A few hours each day I'm sorting through boxes (tiny to large), drawers, cupboards, book shelves and rooms with the purpose of downsizing to a manageable two person home so that we only take with us what we absolutely need or enjoy when we move house in August.
I'm not rushing this at all, but examining what we have and asking myself 'why' before I decide whether to keep it, donate it, or throw it away.
So far two rooms have been subdued and it's been a real weight off my shoulders to see them half empty when the chore was finished.
We only need a small house, or perhaps a little townhouse even, for Mr E and I and two small pets.
Hopefully we can grow some vegetables and herbs in pots or small garden beds, but not be overwhelmed by a large yard to maintain as we'd still be in a rental home and that sort of investment of time isn't practical when it's not your permanent home.
I have two more months to sort and sift - two months in which to let go, or hold dear, the things we've accumulated. And as I rather enjoy this sort of re-organising it's brought some needed calm to my mind.
On the sewing front I've been hand quilting a Dresden cushion with some of the new 2015 Flower Sugar fabrics...
...and finishing up one of the new patterns for the June Stitchery Club.
I also got the final two designs for June drawn up and traced onto fabric ready to stitch this week...
...and "everything's ducky"
It's a feathered friends theme in the Club this month - a dove, owl, rooster, duck, and of course, my beloved birds of a whimsical nature.
You can see the patterns and find out how to become a member of the Stitchery Club HERE.
It's very simple, and lots of fun.
May your Monday be a pleasant one and carry on into a lovely week,