I feel like doing something a little different, maybe some needlework. I know I have a couple of half-done cross-stitches in my cupboard somewhere.
I don't think anyone will be surprised to learn the subject of my favourite cross-stitch patterns ... it's patchwork quilts! Yes, needlework inspired by patchwork!
I first came across these beautiful patterns by artist Paula Vaughan in the mid-1990s. Traditional style quilts thrown over vintage chairs, vases overflowing with armfuls of wildflowers, and the loveliest dresses from a bygone age.
I remember sitting in a particular sunny spot, stitching these patterns and listening to audio books for hours. (These days it's all instant downloads and iTunes, but back then I borrowed cassette tapes from the library. LOL.)
I know I completed these two - looks like a Nine Patch and a Dresden - but I suspect they ended up as gifts for friends.
I think this might be another one that I started - a cross-stitch of a Double Wedding Ring. I love it!
You can see more of Paula Vaughan's patterns here and some can be downloaded from here. I know this is not all of them as I recall once buying her book with a themed quilt for every month and season and they are not all shown here.
Bye for now. I'm off to rummage through my cupboards to see what I find.