Apart from a spot of decorating, I’ve been patchworking a cushion – dogs and spots 🙂 I thought you’d all be much more interested in seeing a pic of this than a photograph of my cupboard under the stairs! You may recognise the block pattern formation from the patchwork chicken I made using the template over on http://grannymaudsgirl.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/chicken-run
Also, like any rummaging around in the loft, a cellar or an cupboard under the stairs, there are goodies to be found, including two sewing machines (one a Singer that is hand operated and no electric; the other is a Hereward). Here are a couple of images of the Singer:
They were pretty heavy – I had to drag one out rather than lift it – but as far as I’m aware, just need a little oil and they will be ready to use.
To celebrate the findings, I wrote a haiku 🙂
Hereward and Singer
set free from depths beneath treads:
two spring cleaned gems found!
The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge …. The prompt: On the move
On the move #2:
On the move #3:
I bought my 321 DMC thread and some 14 count white aida today to take part in the project shared on the following blog link:
Maybe you will also be inspired to have a go after reading about it 😀
To take part in a permanent exhibition in a textile museum in France, you need to stitch a letter of the alphabet using DMC 321 thread (that’s red embroidery thread)and send it to them before May 12th … So I’ve made a start by finding a cross stitch alphabet that I like.
You’re intrigued now, aren’t you? In a moment, I’ll announce the winner, but before that you might like to click on the link, which shows you what the prize is (but as mentioned in an earlier post, there will be a mystery gift on its way too!).
I used a random number generator to help me pick a winner for the spiral foxy notebook, so I gave each entry a number in the order that they commented and then added information into the randomiser.
1 – Quiltykanuck
2 – Wendy Jordan
3 – http://fallfromgrace349.wordpress.com
7 – Margaret Horton
So number 5 aka Carol Iles please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to organise receiving your prize. Congratulations! I look forward to seeing your own spiral notebook creation soon 😀
Thank you to everyone who entered! Another contest freebie will be coming up soon and that’s to win one of my 9cm teddy bears, so you may like to enter that. Please note that even if you have won something off me in the past, that does not exempt you from entering other giveaways on my blog (as the randomiser … Is random!) Good luck 🙂
Slumber among moss.
Kiss the reeds with playful ear;
hear the earth’s woes and wisdom.
Open air concert:
Guests jigging to the rhythm.
Earth quakes beneath feet.
Remember the notebook free giveaway I set up on my blog? Well, I’m delighted to report that the winner, British Chick has now received her prize and you can read all about it on her blog at http://britishchickacrossthepond.wordpress.com/2014/02/24/small-packages-not-always-disappointing/
I know the notebook has gone to a good home, but for those who entered and didn’t win this time, I will be running another contest in March that you are welcome to enter! Details will be posted up soon, so keep checking back for updates 🙂