When we moved here (almost six years ago) Malcolm gave me a bird table for my birthday. It sat out in the front garden in all weathers, and unfortunately the legs rotted, then one stormy day it blew over and the legs broke. Malcolm put a new stand on it, and that's the version you have seen
Then the top started to rot, so he has been busy in the garage making a new one. He was just putting the finishing touches to it yesterday when I came back from my walk
I think the birds will be delighted to have this new place to dine, when I start feeding them again in the autumn
Last night I handstitched half the binding on the back of Lilly Pilly
it's only by chance that there is a stripey section under the tree ......
....... as I had to restitch half of the mitred joins to slope the other way as the dark stripes showed through on the right side
I am enjoying stitching the "hope love and friendship" stitchery
Now that Lilly Pilly only has hand sewing left to do, the next job in the studio is "life is beautiful" ..... remember I made the top for it some time ago
Anne has finished all the stitcheries, and I spent the afternoon turning the pile of squares into circles
The final stage will be to stitch them on to the top using Dawn Cameron-Dick's method of invisible machine applique ....... using that invention of the devil, invisible thread!!
When I was shopping yesterday, I spotted this new magazine ........
informative articles - I will have to look out for the next issue!
I mentioned some days ago that I had been making something for a friend, but couldn't show you until she received the parcel. Well, Rachel received the parcel some days ago - I simply forgot to show you what I sent her!! Two cushion covers with stitcheries in the centre and log cabin patchwork round them