at home

We’ve been advised this weekend to stay indoors. The weather is so extreme right now, wind whipping around the cottage, rain falling in sheets, icy chills from the antarctic, that the last thing we want to do is to venture outside. There are times when I quite enjoy hibernating, especially when the fridge and log basket are full. Here’s how I’ve been spending the time…


making a start on stock for the craft 2.0 fair


finishing off a crossover apron project (I wear aprons pretty much every day)


and choosing the fabric to begin a new one


discovering rita before making plans to visit the exhibition


hand stitching text on an antique French chemise

Rainyweekend8watching you know who sleep on the ironing board


curling up on the sofa under a blanket and watching old movies

smelling spring and grabbing a handful of almonds whenever I pass by the dining table

until next time, thanks for stopping by…


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  1. Wonderful way to spend the weekend. I totally love that hand stitching, you are very clever. And oh trumpet, you find the best places to sleep!

  2. I’m loving Rita- never heard of her and she is great! If you like her you’ll probably like Stanley Spencer (you may already have heard of him being a Brit)
    Can you sit at the dining table, sewing and watching DVDs and save yourself all that walking to the almonds…?

  3. The felt flowers are great – am looking forward to Craft 2.0, I used to work at the Dowse so love visiting to see what their latest exhibitions are, along with Craft 2.0 – I’ll pass by and say hello 🙂
    Hugs Jxx

  4. well it looks like you are going to have a wonderful weekend all tucked up safe and sound in your home.

  5. Hi ALi
    What a lovely insight in to your weekend. I have a Julie Arkell book to send to you – hurray! Just have to make it to the post office!
    Lots of love Emma x

  6. Oooh I love your felt corsages. I always get comments when I wear the one you gave me. Your cross over apron looks fab too.
    Strangely enough, even though it is July, our weather isn’t too different from yours. Not fair!

  7. mary@andsewtosleep

     /  July 7, 2008

    Log fire, films, sewing and food -perfect! Enjoy

  8. There is nothing like making good use of time. Your projects look great.

  9. I love the homey,nesting feeling from a forced stay-in. It makes you appreciate the quiet (and not so quiet) rhythms of the day. You’re not caught up with the fast pace outside. Of course one can go a bit batty too! Do you use a particular pattern for your crossover aprons?

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