Are you enjoying more spring like weather? We've certainly had a beautiful sunny spring week here and it's been so nice to feel some warmth in the sun and know that the days are lengthening.
For one reason and another it's been hard to find time to post but today there is a window of opportunity! My eldest is at rehearsals for her school's performance of 'Oliver' the musical and the other two are playing outside with neighboring children. I love it when they can get out of doors and run free.
One highlight of my week was a visit to have a chat with Shazy, some of you might know from Countryprims blog. If you entered her giveaway, you'll have seen what a talented crafter she is.
Well, take a look at this fantastic wall hanging she took the time to make for me!
Isn't it amazing - all hand stitched! I love it so much - thanks so much Shazy!
I have been trying to make some things and hopefully will be able to show you them next week.
In the mean time, here's what I got this week which could be the start of a collection of vintage sewing needfuls.
The background to this is that my aunt, who's now in her 80's, emigrated to California in the late 50's. After many years and family difficulties, she returned to N. Ireland and brought alot of stuff back with her. She never liked throwing anything away but was extremely organized.
Unfortunately she has had to go into a nursing home and my parents are now overseeing her estate and sorting through her belongings. When my mom showed me her sewing box I spotted this vintage set of needles
Can't you just see yourself in a group like these ladies?!!! I thought it was a great find!
I also got these darning wools and wondered if any of you would know how old they are?
I love the vintage appeal of them - mind you who darns socks nowadays? There are some more items I'm going to have a look through and maybe find some more collectibles - you just never know!
I mightn't darn much but I've some stitchin' to do!Hope everyone enjoys a more spring like weekend!