When we drive around to visit garage sales at the weekend I always look for picture frames, just in case I find a few that will be perfect for framing my stitcheries.
Recently I found a white shabby chic styled triple frame at one garage sale, and the following week a very similar single frame at another sale.
That's when I decided it was time to sketch some seed packets, a set of designs I've been planning for years but never actually put down on paper. Until now that is.
For the triple frame seed pack stitcheries I've added a vintage white button at the base...
The single frame features the "Best Bird Seeds" design and a yellow vintage button...
They have an air of beauty and calm in these frames, exactly the kind of display I love to see inside a home.
It's the second day of spring in Australia and in most areas new life will be breaking forth from the soil with the promise of pretty blooms to come.
We can't grow many 'usual' flowers in the tropics during summer, but they are beautiful through winter and spring.
However, I think these frames seed packets will add the perfect floral essence to our home all year through...and I do love flowers so very much.
These designs will be in the next issue of The Stitchery Club.
If you'd like to receive them just hop over HERE and find out how.
I also have a lovely 'welcome' gift pattern for new members who join by September 16th...
The September issue also includes two more new patterns, also nature inspired.
I have a rather old but good gardening reference book, another garage sale find, which I'm going to re-cover with "The Garden" block (above) featured on the front and I might do a quick tutorial for you. Is that something you'd be interested in?
The book is an ugly green hardcover at the moment so I think it needs a bright and cheery cloth cover to make it more enticing to pull off the shelf and read. Perhaps with a few lace bookmarks?
Anyhow let me know what you think about this.
Mr E and I have been out house hunting, not to buy yet, but a new rental.
It's time to live on one level and forgo so many stairs. We'd also like trees, plenty of shade, a double garage instead of a carport and access to a beach close by where we can take evening strolls by the water.
One home caught our eye this morning and we have an appointment to see through it next week.
We'd love your prayers for wisdom about this.
Mr E is putting the Jeep's transmission back together this weekend as he's finally received all the parts from across the globe. More prayers please? That this goes smoothly and after ten weeks with no Jeep he shall see the fruit of all his labour and have it back on the road very soon.
((again, thank you))
My weekend? I shall head in to the kitchen to make bread, meatballs and chocolate brownies before playing with a few quilt block patterns. I downloaded the free app from Missouri Star Quilt Co and am all excited to make a few of Jenny Doan's tutorial patterns!
You can also watch them here on the website.
My eye is on the Sweet Petunias block/quilt...
It looks easy, and I love easy. LOL!!
Hope your weekend has some fun things waiting to happen too.