Friday, 20 June 2008

I'm Back

My extended holiday was brilliant and thank you so much for all your kind birthday wishes. I had a great few days eating, reading and walking, and I even got balloons and banners! I have lots of new flower photos but I am still working through them and will be creating from them this weekend. These are a beautiful bunch of Poenies I got and love them so much I decided to use them for my new banner!



On Tuesday I was over at my aunt's house and she showed me this amazing book, "The Young Ladies Journal" an illustrated and bound selections of magazines from 1864. She was given it by a friend who found it in a skip!!!! Who in their right mind would part with a book like this?

This page is a fold out for embroidery patterns. I took photos of 100's of the pages so I'll share them with you over my next few posts.


I can't resist sharing this photo of Pablo with you. I am becoming one of those people who I used to laugh at who took endless photos of their pets. Now I know why they do it. He is such an amazing little creature and I have become so soft.


Well as I have been away for so long I have a lot of catching up in all your blogs to do and need to go and have a good sleep for all the making I plan for this weekend. Happy weekend to you all :)

7 comments:

Danielle said...

I'm loving the colours in your new banner AND Pablo is absolutely gorgeous!! Looking forward to seeing more pics of your puppy.

Nora said...

Laura I love your new banner, beutiful purple flowers...

bunzi said...

pablo is cute. :) i'm glad you had a good rest. :D

tricia said...

I'm so glad that book was rescued!

Teal Chic said...

hope you had a wonderful birthday! thank you for the birthday wish! :)

Sew Bettie said...

Glad your holiday was fun! It is always hard to head back to work after one...

Nora said...

Laura
is so good having grandparents and more when they share treasuries with you..I love that book front, looks like a purple carpet all embroidery, I guess Juicy couture is copying it....