Friday, 31 July 2009

A Couple of Finishes, Pretty Linens & My Biscornu Pattern

Hello ladies, I am afraid I haven't blogged for a little while as I had a bit of an accident with my gate at the side of the house, and I have found it hard to sit for any length of time. My DS went off out and left the side gate open which is made of wood, and has to be banged shut quite hard. However, unbeknown to me the top had seen better days, and it came off in my hand leaving me flying backwards into a couple of my sons bikes that were laying behind me.
I can laugh about it now, as it poses quite a funny picture, but at the time, I was laid in a heap amongst the bikes with a chain wheel digging into my leg...... needless to say the air was blue.
Perhaps I should draw a stitchery block depicting me sat in the middle of bicycles.

My latest finished blocks


I have been wanting to buy the new sewing mag which came out about a month ago, but haven't been able to get hold of the first one. The title of it is "SEW", but last week I shopped at a different Supermarket, and was able to get No 2. It is a brilliant magazine, with all types of sewing, with a free dress making pattern along with it.

On reading through, I came across an article about a new book which has just come out called "Sew Sunny Homestyle" using loads of Tilda products. Having a friend next door who works for the publisher, I asked her if she could get it for me, as I have been wanting to make some of the primitive angel dolls for a long time and the book has all the patterns. At the beginning of the week she came up trumps...... so now I have started to make an Angel Doll.

* Freebie * Blackwork Biscornu Pattern

I made this little Blackwork Biscornu pattern yesterday, if anyone wishes to have a copy please click on the link below the pic. The pattern is for personal use only, and is not for commercial distribution.

Click Here: Blackwork Biscornu

Lovely Vintage Linens

These are just a few pictures of the lovely household linens that I have collected on my travels.


  1. Very nice finishes! Love the linens and the freebie. :)

  2. Cute blocks. I love all the lace and linens. They remind me of my grandmothers.

    I hope you are mending and feel better from your fall. Believe me I understand. been there, done that. :)

  3. So sorry to hear about your mishap, so happy to hear you are now on the mend. The linens are beautiful, how lucky you are to find such goodies on your travels.

  4. Lovely finishes Dawn. Your vintage linen is just so beautiful. Hope you are ok after that fall.
    Thinking of you.

  5. Hi Dawn, I always love visiting your blog! Love the lace and vintage linen, too bad we can't let those who created these lovely things know how much we appreciate their work. Your finishes are beautiful too! Thanks for the free pattern! When I get a chance I would love to stitch this one. *Hugs* DJ

  6. Hi Dawn, so sorry to hear about your accident but glad you are on the mend. Your two finishes are lovely and I adore the Blackwork Biscornu and have it saved for the future. Those linens are just fabulous I always love to look around Linen shops you just want to touch everything and I marvel at the work.

  7. Ouch, I can imagine that the air was a very dark blue! Thank you for the biscornu pattern.

  8. Thank you ladies for your comments. I am all mended now thank goodness.

    I am sorry but I am not going to be posting this week as DH has a weeks holiday, and we are going to be out and about.

    Hugs to you all.

    Dawn X

  9. Hi Dawn sorry to hear about your fall hope you're feeling better now?
    your finishes look great :) and thats great you managed to get that book you wanted, you'll have to put up some pics of this angel doll :)