Monday, 12 September 2011

Good morning all. I'm up in my attic room typing this today as I often am although today I'm not so sure it's a very good idea. Today the UK has a day of blustery gusting winds from the tail end of Hurricane Katia and she's certainly making her presence felt. To make matters worse we live in a stone house on the top of a hill looking out over open countryside so being buffeted by strong winds is usual for us but today I can feel the whole house tremble (the coffee in my mug is gently jiggling back and forth on my sewing table) and the noise of the wind around the roof sound as if it's being torn off. I shall turn up the radio and sing 'Somewhere over the Rainbow' Dorothy style, teehee.
Onto gentler things, this is my current work in progress. Hand felted Merino and Wensleydale wool, machine embroidered and then hand embroidered, I'll show you more when it's finished, I didn't want you to think I'd been sat here twiddling my thumbs!

Hearts, hearts, hearts.

Shed loads of them all full of aromatic lavender.

I think this one is my favourite.

No...these are my favourites.

No these.


I can't decide, they're all quite delicious and all destined for a Wedding Fair at the end of the month. There are still more to make but I've come to the bottom of the bag of lavender now.



Remember my Twiggy Crochet Flowers tutorial? (you can find it on my sidebar) Well these little crochet blooms have all been waiting months for stems, so at last they are complete (I noticed there was only one left in the vase last week, oops!)

That's all from me, I'm just off to check that the shed and the hen house are still in the garden and not residing at the bottom of the hill in the middle of the high street...."some where over the rainbow..."


love Fi,



21 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

You are obviously getting it more than we are down here Fiona. It is very windy but not that bad. My favourite lavender bag is the one with embroidered flowers all over it - but they are all lovely.

The Vintage Gardener said...

I love all your lavender hearts, they are all very pretty.

My hatches are all battened down here in Northants. We have certainly got some very gusty wind, but it is bright sunshine and very mild. I think I'd better just go and rescue my washing before it takes off down the road!

PS My bunnies have their ears tied around their chins today!

Maggie said...

The hearts are so lovely, hard to choose a favourite isn't it?
And the embroidery work on the picture looks so beautiful, I so admire your skills.
Wind bad in Norfolk, but nowhere near as bad as 'up North'... hope it passes without causing damage.

mckinkle said...

NO! Go downstairs! There's no point in risking it Fi!

Beautiful makes and gorgeous little hearts!

Keryn x

Annaboo said...

Such lovely things here, as always.
Beautiful embroidery and those hearts are all so sweet.
Enjoy your blustery day. Hope the chooks are safe.
Xx

"Petunia Pill" said...

You take care! I experienced that same house trembling in Hurricane Irene a couple of weeks ago. My poor doggies looked so scared each time a gust buffeted our house! Your little hearts are beautiful. It would, indeed, be hard to choose a favorite! Be dry and safe! Annette

Carol said...

Hi Fi, very windy here too.
Your felting looks beautiful and those hearts - no wonder they are all your 'favourites', lovely.
Keep safe and makes sure all hatches are well battened.
Carol xx

Mariângela Maciel said...

Oi querida
Adorei!!!!!Lindos! sensacionais!!!

Fique com Deus!
bjs.

Roses & Rue said...

your work is absolutely exquisite. I love the hearts, so many and so pretty.

*kelebekana*-* said...

çok güzel bir blog ..bütün el işleri çok çok güzel ...they are all lovely...beautiful hearts...

Scented Sweetpeas said...

wow you have made some really lovely creations there! It is very windy here today too, the poor birds are having a roller coaster ride today :-)

Country Rabbit said...

i love your creations what a wonderful talent to twiddle thumbs and come up with such beautiful creations xx

Muddling Through said...

What a lovely lot of beautiful things I've stumbled upon here! I'm so glad I found you.

Twiglet said...

Tilly and I love your little hearts and we can't wait to see that picture when its finiished. Hope you haven't been blown away. Its a bit calmer here now.

BumbleVee said...

love the felting and the great colours...I've never done any flat type felting only little bears and creatures....
are the tiny buds felted or embroidered? must look further on your blog postings....

Anonymous said...

We're on holiday in Rathmell this week and hoping to visit your neck of the woods tomorrow whilst it's Market day. Hopefully the winds will have subsided. Lizzie.

**Anne** said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous work.

Anne xx

beadywitch said...

Hi Fi,
I havent stopped by for a visit in such a long time and i really do regret it. I love your embroidery's, Ive always planned to have a go at the machine embroidery but still havent got there..one day.
Mind you I now feel all inspired, and feel the urge to run out to the craft flat......Sigh, stay safe xox Tracey

Little Blue Mouse said...

What a lot of loveliness!

Sandi said...

I think we have had a little of that wind too!! :)
Loving all your beautiful work, so, so clever Fi.
x Sandi
Hope all is well and nothing blew away and your chickens are all ok.

Indigo Blue said...

I love all of these lavender bags! Must have taken ages to make them. I love flower embroidery. Lovely post.
x