Sunday, 18 May 2014

Heirloom roses and a machine holiday

What wonderful weather we have had the last few days, time to appreciate the garden and sit and while away a couple of hours reading under the roses. Our climbing roses are covered in buds with a few early blooms, delightful scent emanates from them, along with the wisteria. Nature is so wonderful and never ceases to amaze me how viola's and Pansy's can be so stunning with their cheerful faces and vibrant colour ranges. Lilac's covered in bumble bees and butterflies. Birds still hanging from the feeders around our garden, think they are a tad lazy as should be more food for them around but no! they find it easier to descend on our offerings.

My embroidery machine is going in for an annual service, it is used rather a lot and really does deserve a break, although will be sorely missed. This will not stop me sewing as do have my ordinary machines and already planning a new style handbag, made in a Paris print with ruffles.

Heirloom Roses Needle Cases

I love this design, so elegant and vintage perfect for anyone that stitches or just to keep the repair kit handy.

The photograph has been staged again, I love staging and when looking through catalogues for myself like to see staged photos rather than a plain white light tent background. The staging draws me in to a life style that I would aspire to. Does take a bit longer but I have my props handy just have to select head outside onto the terrace, nothing better than natural daylight, stage and snap. Still have a lot of photos to retake for my website but that will come in time, maybe my self imposed holiday from my machine would be an ideal time to start.

Lot's of planning the next 2 weeks, notebooks (yes they are new) handy and ready to be filled with sketches, photos, words, swatches and more.

Have a good week and enjoy the summer while it lasts.


  1. I love the needle cases, I think the vintage style works well on them.

  2. Lovely cases so pretty! Picture staging is better than a plain background i think and will give it a go on my pics :) nice use of props xx


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