The weather was so nice we spent most of the weekend outside in the garden even eating our meals and generally enjoying the sunshine. DH pottered around tidying this and that and was in the greenhouse potting on his seedlings and plants and i sat stitching and reading and kept him supplied with tea and homemade cherry and coconut cake. We were also able to watch the bluetits checking out the nest box and blackbirds building their nest in the ivy on the side of the garage. Mr Moe was out there with us too wondering if the birds needed any help! Amazing how much the camelias have blossomed with a few more days of nice sunshine too.
I was able to stitch and finish this Just Nan design, Victorian Treasures VII and make it into the little bag, it will hold a nice piece of jewellery for my SIL's birthday later this month.
The fabric was a piece called 'Sweet Pea' from my stash that i bought when Jayne's Attic was trading, shame it's no longer trading, she offered fantastic service in the UK. I have quite a few nice pieces still be to stitched on in very pretty colours but will have to source hand dyeds elsewhere when stocks get low.
Where do you buy your hand dyed fabrics?
3 more blocks added to Grand Marquoir too, and i've also finished a 4th block since this picture was taken. You'll notice that 2 squares are actually the same colour as they are top and bottom of a small sampler and i felt they would look better this way.
Hope you all had a great weekend. I've been thinking of Edda in Iceland and hope she is ok with all this volcanic activity, its certainly causing lots of problems with air travel here in the UK, i know one family that are due to fly out on their holidays this Friday but are still not sure if they will be going or not.
Have a good week