Before I step outside I thought I'd give you a little glimpse at the rocking chair, I will take a better photo than these two so you can see what it looked like before I attack it.
Complete with dust and bird droppings.
While I'm at it with the camera I thought I'd share a couple of other photo's. These are the spools I found in an old store a few weeks ago (mentioned in another post).
Nothing fancy, possibly not that old but I just like the charm of them.
In Bren's post yesterday she spoke of things that she treasured which got me to thinking. I have a number of things I treasure, but all are in storage in Australia, photo's of my kids, all the wonderful little dust collectors that your children give you as Mother's day and Birthday gifts, but there is one thing that I brought with me in my 2 suitcases when I came here 3 years ago and it's something that I truly treasure, small as it may be. It belonged to my Nana and she used to use it with great regularity. I'm guessing it would have to be at least 100 years old. My mother passed it on to me a number of years ago although I don't think she ever used it. Every time I put it on to use it I think of my Nana, she was a wonderful tailor, tatter, knitter and a great grandmother, I loved her dearly. So here it is her sterling silver thimble.
And now for the new item. I always have something in my lap in the evening to keep my hands busy, and these past few nights I've been stitching up these three hearts that I finished the day before yesterday, and now they hang in my sewing room next to one of the windows.