Lula is away this weekend on a school trip, last time that happened I ended up buying a whole load of sewing books to compensate. This time more self control. I'm having a big sort out and tidy up in preparation for opening a little Etsy shop! I find so many vintage textile bits and pieces and I can't keep them all so this seems like a happy solution. More news soon...
Meanwhile I am working on her quilt, started months ago (see here), when I pulled it out of the box this week I had not got as far as I had thought- a lot of sewing seems to go on in my head but not actually in real life. I have almost finished the piecing on my trusty Featherweight.
I do all my piecing on this machine-as the needle can't swing (no zig zag) it sews very straight and accurate small stitches. The feedogs must grab the fabric as it never falters or eats the fabric at the beginning or end of seams. Consequently I can do a bit of forwards/backwards at each end of the seam and everything stays tight. I know this goes against machine patchwork convention but I prefer it.
I have another block from Ringo Pie, this time it is Corey of Little Miss Shabby see it here. It is the most beautiful collection of baskets, so neatly pieced together and the fabric choices are to die for.
It is always a bit strange when one of us goes away, we are a tight knit little family of three and all very homey but she has to go into the world and have exciting independent experiences. So I'll post a load of homey domestic vintage loveliness for you.
These were not thrifty purchases- which is most unlike me- but I cannot resist home and especially kitchen fabric and these were worth the spend. First two are from Donna Flower, warning, you may end up considerably poorer after visiting her website!
And these are ebay, only tiny pieces but all have great potential...
This was thrifted, in fact the man at the shop said I could have it. It is a bit tatty but the pictures are so darn good. 1964 Woman Improve Your Home Book magazine insert with TV's Barry Bucknell.
I have many quilt wall-hanging type ideas from these pics.
Unsurprisingly, I just love this page- who wouldn't? Brushes have never looked so good.
Enjoy your weekend x