Today I had another playdate…this time, my lovely friend Rosanna came to see me.
As she carried her spinning wheel in from her car, I immediately noticed an amazing yellow leather bucket/basket hanging from her wheel, in which was some very pretty peacock blue roving…it was the little basket that I really loved (why didn’t I take a photo?). I have placed an order for a green leather basket to hang from my spinning wheel, so I’ll show you as soon as I have it in my clutches! I have never seen such a useful thing that is so good looking, well, that’s not strictly true, I think Barry comes into that category too 😀
Talking of Barry, he’s still in Melbourne but arrives back in the UK on Saturday morning. I have missed him so much but in order to keep myself happy, I added plenty of activities to my calendar to make the fortnight that he’s been away, a little easier to bear…it still seems to have taken an age to pass
Whilst I was waiting for Rosanna to arrive this morning, I cut out a Schoolhouse Tunic, using some pure linen fabric I bought from Sew Much to Do in Ely, it is wonderful stuff, I’ve also got some light navy in the same cloth and might just make another of these tunics
It was so quick to put together, I added lots of fine top stitching to mine, I just love the look of top stitched linen 🙂
Incidentally, the linen is slightly duller than in the photos….
I’m looking forward to wearing this, perfect for a warm Spring day…
I lined the bodice with some fine Tana Lawn that I bought in London last year when I met up with another special friend, Carle, who was here on a business trip from South Africa..that was another magical day in my life….
Love the surprise of the pretty fabric peeping out
Tomorrow, I am meeting another friend for lunch, then I think I need to get on with some shop sewing!
Happy Birthday Emilia…my beautiful first born Granddaughter is 13 today!!