We've been having some beautiful light shining through the windows these days. It's of the weak midwinter variety, but still very much appreciated on these cold July mornings.
I sat in a sunny spot this morning and finally finished a little project I've been working on for ages (months even perhaps!) My idea was to make needlebooks from all the scraps of linen leftover from other things, and I lined them with leftover bits and pieces too. Even the buttons that secure them once lived on a work shirt of Tom's.
Making rows of simple stitches on striped linen is a very pleasant activity. I thought that having one of these sampler needlebooks nearby might encourage a new but keen embroiderer to have a go and copy the stitches.
A couple are for gifts and 3 have gone into my etsy shop along with a few other things.
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There's a new Bat for Lashes album out - she's a favourite of mine. This song is a great one to blast through the headphones when walking up hills.