Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Spring is in the Air

I woke up this am to a glorious day. The air had a warmth to it, the sky was a perfect blue. What was even better was that I had the day off as well! Mind you that does not mean a day off from the  household chores though. With the sun shining, even house work was not too bad. The blooms in the garden are just starting to come out. We have the best display of rock orchids that we have ever had-- but they are still in bud and I will post a photo when they are all out. The freesias are just coming out and their perfume is just there in the garden. I went for a walk and the sea was calm and blue-- very peaceful. 

I attended a class at a friend's house on Tuesday. It was to learn to do Japanese meshwork. We learnt the simple version using 2 colours. I thoroughly enjoyed it and hopefully will be able to master the more complicated version at a later date.

Simple Japanese meshwork

I have had a couple of emails enquiring about the Christmas Welcome cushion pattern, so I have decided to trial my pattern on the blog.

A Christmas Welcome pattern includes the 2 handpainted buttons

I am currently stitching the blocks for the SAL-- ie SKOW---am doing the Best Friends block at the moment. I have 2 other blocks to go after that and then will have to put them all together.


Hanne said...

Meshwork is so fun - yours looks lovely!
I have just blogged about your lovely buttons.
My dear husband made us draw for the broches - and I got my favourite, as did May Britt. How great is that :-)

Tatkis said...

What a lovely meshwork piece (it looks pretty difficult :) ) - and great news about the pillow pattern!

I'm back!


Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Funny how a day off from work never really means a 'day off' Yvonne! The weather here is just beautiful too...that meshwork looks lovely, I've never seen it before!

Houseelf said...

I've not tried meshwork- how is it done? Is it weaving? Here we have some Summery days then it feels almost like the end of Autumn with heavy rain and wind. Freshias smell wonderful!

Solstitches said...

I had never heard of Japanese meshwork until I saw it here on your blog. It looks great.
Love the Christmas pillow with the hand painted buttons. What a lovely design.