I've been sitting here for the last couple of hours printing off the Order of Service, and have just realised I've wasted all that shoe practising time. So I popped off to put them on. Ouch! I still need to wear them A LOT before next Saturday.
I was hoping to post some photos this week, after doing more spending but, silly me, I took everything over to Dairy House and forgot to take the photos while I was there. I won't be going over again now until after the wedding, by which time there will be other photos to post!! Oooh, no, I've just remembered ... I have a couple of interesting things in the car ... I'll take some piccies now, but you'll have to be patient as I shall have to take great care going downstairs so I don't fall, as the bottom of my shoes are still shiny (I might even give you a glimpse of my shoes! They look so good with my check cotton trousers (not!) bought from here that I feel you should be able to share the experience!). I must be getting used to them though, because I haven't knocked over the waste basket today!
Look at this fabulous unfinished handstitched Victorian quilt . The central area is made up of tiny hexagons - the sides of each measure 14mm or 9/16ths of an inch. It is all superbly done. It's such a shame it wasn't finished. There are a lot of loose pieces of fabric with it so perhaps someone will buy it in total when I take it to Shepton next weekend. I'd love to keep it, but that's not an option.
The set of drawers are for me - for the time being. I'm hoping I can at last get my sewing bits and bobs settled in one place and these drawers will be perfect. Probably not large enough, but good to be going on with!
Talking of sewing - when I was rummaging in the store last week I found a couple of lavender sacks I made a few years ago, got inspired, and came home to make some more. They're very plain and simple as I'm afraid I don't do fiddly very well. I used some of my vintage fabric stash for the fronts and cut up a damaged mangle cloth for the backs. They're simply tied with vintage silky tape so that they can be hung from a hanger (or anywhere for that matter). They're currently pinned on to Daphne, the larger of the two mannequins. I thought I might take them to the next Shepton Fair just in case someone likes them!
Can you see the Rowntrees toffee tin decorated with pansies? I was rather pleased when I spied that.
Once again I'm photographing everything IN the car rather than taking it out and displaying it beautifully, so the dark patches are the shadow cast by the up-and-over garage door, or possibly the back door of the car. Sorry, but I'm doing as little walking about as possible!!
Enjoy a jolly, sunny weekend!