New pages and a new exchange!

I have today uploaded two pages that I have been working on for a while detailing men and women’s peasant costume. They have pics of what we wear with links to suppliers, some patterns and further pictures and info about garments. Hopefully people new to re-enactment will find them useful and the rest of you will enjoy the pics!

Yesterday I got an e-mail giving me details of my latest exchange which is going to be a Fall / Autumn exchange and I have been paired with Wendy Jo from the USA. I have had a look at her blog and she is a very busy lady in the exchange world!

I have added her blog and some of my other new favourite reads to my blog roll on the left so do go and visit all these talented people! I do love blogland it makes me so happy! Am sad that the season is nearly over but like my Autumn nights sitting stitching with my candles lit and have lots of nice treats planned for the off season.

Have an idea of what I would like to make for Wendy after seeing all the beautiful things she has made for other people so am going to get started on that piece tonight.

It is not very good weather again today so am happy to be inside and looking forward to some lovely stitching later and more episodes from my new boxed set of Little House on the Prairie! I loved that series and the books when I was younger so have treated myself to Season 1 (a whole 19 hours!) and think the other ones will be going on my Christmas list. Of course there is lots of embroidery, dressmaking and quilting spotting going on while watching this and I was glad to see that I am not the only one who does that while watching TV – check out the 30th Aug 09  post from Kelly at Materialistic.

We are having an exhibition at our Embroiderer’s Guild on the 26th September to celebrate the branch’s 30th anniversary and we have all been asked to submit recent stitching for that. Unfortunately I give all my stitching away as gifts but Stefon has lent me the biscornu and bag I made for him and Bev has lent me her complete set of needlework tools so I shall have something to show!

Here are the tools made as presents over the last 3 Christmases – her motif is oak leaves so I have photographed them in an appropriately Autumnal setting in the pot pourri bowl that sits in my dining room!

Bev's pin, pot, needlebook and scissor keep
Bev's pin pot, needlebook and scissor keep

If you are in the West Yorks area then and want to visit the exhibition leave a comment with your e-mail address and I can give you details of it.