I just couldn't resist these tulips in the supermarket this morning. Aren't they glorious?!!!!
It was pouring with rain when I went in, and the first thing that caught my eye were these beauties, and before I knew it my greedy little hands had whisked a bunch into my trolley.
They weren't cheap, but what the .............it was raining! I wanted them!
They are making me happy when the rain is lashing against the window, and I don't regret my extravagance one bit.
So there. Sniff.
(Just practising my defiant attitude for when the breadwinner comes home and says have you bought more flowers? Why do you need more flowers?......)
I'm making good progress with the reverse applique, but I have to be perfectly honest with you and confess that I am not really enjoying it.
It is turning into a bit of a chore, but I am determined to finish it!
I will not be defeated by it, I set out to do it and so I shall, but both my shoulder and my hands are suffering from the fiddliness of the work.
So I have had to stop for today as my hand is too cramped, and so I thought I would share the progress I've made in the last couple of days, as I am well aware that the early stages, shown in my last post, did not look too promising, or very exciting, and I can easily forgive you for thinking "what on earth is that all about"!
But I am now 3/4 of the way there with the reverse applique stage. I've started so I'll finish.
Where I take it after that I am not quite sure yet.
The boldness of the design makes me think of traditional appliqued quilts, so I may run with that theme and add some quilting.
I do hope it's going to be worth the effort and not turn into one of those half-finished, disappointing projects that gets tossed aside in disgust.........we shall see.....time will tell........
The poinsettia is STILL thriving. I am still in shock that it has lasted this long, as they are usually half dead by Christmas Day in my house.
And still loving the pale lemony colour.
A new Greengate tea towel arrived all the way from Ireland yesterday, courtesy of the efficient Al at All Tea Towels. I find it quite hard to resist these lovely designs!
I have being buying the odd Greengate tea towel from Al for the last couple of years as they are always well priced and arrive the next day with free postage to the UK
One of my Christmas presents was this inspiring Annie Sloan book, so I'm sure it won't be long before I tackle another painted furniture project as I'm really looking forward to trying out a few ideas from it.
I am currently on the look out for a small double-door cupboard to paint for the upstairs bathroom, in which to store toiletries etc, but after that there is really no more room for any other furniture in the house unless I get rid of something we already have!
AAAhhhh, what will I do then???? Re-paint what I have?
Thanks for all your lovely comments on my last few posts, it's good to be back blogging after the holidays!
Here's hoping for some sunshine soon, wherever you are.........................