Tuesday 27 March 2012

Take a ride in the sky, on our ship fantasii. All your dreams will come true, right away...

Happy Spring time.
The little painting above is called 'Grace',
a gift from my friend Paula  
 isn't she lovely?
Textiles found at Vintage & Handmade Jumble last Saturday,
smashing day out.

 This gorgeous piece of hand stitched patchwork dated 1859 and 1866.  

 I think this pieces may be Georgian?

Below :: Lovely quilt piece, the top fabric has been covered by the lighter background fabric.  
So interesting to find another print underneath.

Barkcloth curtain swatch.

Every single thread of all these textiles I absolutely adore,
but you knew that already, you know how I feel about tired textiles.

Below, gifts.
I have wonderful friends.
The textiles above were purchased from jo and ali thank you lovely ladies for bringing such lovely textiles to the jumble and making me a happy girl.
A snapshot below of chaos, the current husband has to endure at Hen's Teeth Heights ...
prep for a
big Fair
selvedge Spring Fair.
My little fingers are worn to the bone...a makin'.
I have a few 'free admission' tickets to give away. 
If you are going and you would like a ticket, please let me know.
Hope to see you there.
To everyone,  who, in some way, contribute to this blog,
thank you so much for all your support and encouragement,
means the world to me.
Earth Wind and Fire Fantasy


Murgatroyd said...

You're going to go down a storm at the Selvedge Fair Viv... very best of luck with it (and the worn fingers!) x

carole johnston said...

Once again what great finds and wish we could see the fair in person,I look forward to your blog about it.

Trixie@ the vintage bothy said...

Good luck (not that you will need it) at the fair, xx
T x
Ps my fave is "Boogiewonderland"

Shane Pollard said...

I'm drooling over those exquisite old hand stitched quilts - what treasures you've collected!
Oh I so wish I lived in the UK, I would be at the fair in a heartbeat to buy something from you - sadly I'm 12,000 miles away in NZ!!!

Cowboys and Custard Mercantile said...

Your treasury of textiles are gorgeous .. Every little stitch tells a story and will live on to tell another tale through your work.

Counting the hours till Saturday.. Selvedge here I come!!!!


Sandies' Patch said...

When I saw the post title, I thought you might be high on some substance, I was right! It was tired textiles LOL!

Lovely finds!

Have a great time at the Selvedge Fair.

Sandie xx

Pixie said...

Hi there,,yes i am going to be there on saturday and i cant wait, and i am looking forward to seeing your stall....so if there is a free ticket available i would very much like to put my name forward for one.
Pixie x

Flaming Nora said...

Good luck , hope you get a moment to rest your tired fingers!

veronica said...

What are you going to make with your old hexagons?

Paula said...

Dearest Viv! I am so happy to see a post from you and I am delighted you like your little "Grace" painting sweetie! You are so kind to share it. She looks quite happy next to the lovely stitched cottage! I love all of your gorgeous textiles and I am glad you found so many pretties that bring you such pleasure! You deserve it dear friend! I love seeing a peek into your beautiful cottage and all your amazing creations! I know you will do very well at the Selvedge Fair, but I am worried about you being so tired! Please take good care of your lovely self and have fun at the wonderful Fair. I can hardly wait to hear all about it and see some photos if you have time to take them. You are so loved dear heart! xoxo Your friend, Paula

Niki Fretwell said...

Hi Viv,
Wonderful buys from the Jumble (can you believe what can be purchased at a Jumble sale?? Takes your breath away, doesn't it?) I also bought from Jo and Ali - that had so many lovely treasures, as did you.

Good luck at the Selvedge Fair - I know all your hard work will be worthwhile - they will love you!

Take some time to enjoy the sunshine if you can!
Niki x

Hesta Nesta said...

It was lovely to catch up with you both on Saturday...sorry we didn't get much of a chance to natter. Good luck with the Selvedge fair. Enjoy the sunshine.
Jo xx

dandelion said...

what beautiful textiles. I wish we had a jumble down here like yours!! Good luck with the selvedge fair although I'm sure you won't need luck

kate x

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Just dipping in for some wonderful soul food.

Thanks and joy to you!

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island