Friday, 8 January 2016
January at Stourhead
First week of January has gone, is it possible?
Following the warmest December on record at last we are having temperatures close to normal, with a heavy frost last night.
A trip to the optician took us close to Stourhead, so we decided on a walk around the lake.
Most of the property is "asleep", the house closed for the winter.
There were not many people around, and we enjoyed a peaceful walk; the few ducks and coots having the place to themselves.
and even some winter colour
This time of year you also see clearly interesting shapes of the trees, in the summer hidden by the leaves.
This chaos in my room is a start of something new.....
A new year should see a start of new project (or two) ; well, that's my excuse :-) Something small....
A small box, a pattern from one of Yoko Saito's book.
Yoko's design is for an applique, but when I started, I realised how tiny the applique pieces are and given up on that idea.
Instead I decided to make the same box, but embellished by embroidery.
In the post today new threads - I have never used Cosmo threads before and I look forward to trying them out.
But I haven't neglected my old projects, in fact I hope this one will be the first finished project this year - I am now hand quilting borders of my "houses" quilt.
I can't wait to see it hanging up!
I wish you all a pleasant stitching weekend.