Saturday, July 08, 2006
Friday, July 07, 2006
We are going over to my sister's on Sunday for dinner, I've made her this paintbrush holder. Made with irish linen, lovely to work with. I rarely make patterns for straight up and down jobs, just measure up, cut then sew away, I finished this at the edges with blanket stich. I've always found genuine comfort in both doing and looking at blanket stitch.
Posted by Claire (ethel loves fred) at 2:36 PM
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Posted by Claire (ethel loves fred) at 3:26 PM
Our Daddy reaches up so high
We stand on chairs to say good-bye.
Every day he shaves his face
Excpet for the bristly place.
At breakfast time he eats two eggs,
He wears long trousers on his legs.
He tightens screews when they unscrew
And does things that we tell him to.
Posted by Claire (ethel loves fred) at 3:17 PM
Monday, July 03, 2006
Saturday, July 01, 2006
I found this 1940's neelde book at the local OS - the good news is the needles are indeed rustproof. I love the domestic scene created in this picture - young girls learning to sew, everyone happy and smiling at the thought of that massive roast slow cooking in the oven. All in a days work! I must get off my arse and get some house work done today!
Posted by Claire (ethel loves fred) at 4:28 PM