Wednesday, 13 July 2011

WOYWW 110 - the clatter of my sewing machine


I really should oil it!!!  It's a good job you can't hear it, but I thought I'd share what I've been up to, seeing as it's Wednesday and that's what Wednesday's are for!!  Miss Julia likes to inspect our workspaces on Wednesdays, which is fine by me, I love to see what everybody's busy doing.


I've been stitching away on my fabulous Bernina, creating a collage for the Bean & Brush.  I thought it would make a nice addition to the history wall.


The postcard is a copy of one from the Birkenhead series.  George Birkenhead ran the post office [the Bean & Brush is located in the old sorting office] and two of his son's ran a florist shop next door, and became world famous for their ferns!


I AdOrE ferns.  I love the magical look of them when they are unfurling, the smell of freshness when you brush past, and the stillness of the woodland that they invoke.  Anyone else a fern lover?


17 comments:

dianneo said...

A collage from a sewing machine, what a neat idea! I've never thought of doing that before. Yours is so pretty, thanks for sharing!

Twiglet said...

Great to see that little Bernina in action! Beautiful fern - clever collage.

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Gorgeous Sarah....you are so clever with your sewing machine. x

Lavinia said...

Really pretty project you have going on! What a wondeful way you have discribed the appeal of the Fern! Think you have made me want to get creative with my machine again!!!
Lavinia
x

jude said...

That is absolutely stunning wow you have so much detail on the fern leaves and patience of a saint.More than i would have.It is absolutely beautiful you have created a masterpiece love it!
Have fab wednesday and creative week ahead.Hugs judex 11

Helen said...

this is just gorgeous! and a fabulous history too.

Harriet said...

I love the collage. The fern is beautiful. I also am a fan of ferns.

simonmarsh.org said...

What a fabulous way to spend a Wednesday. No wonder you have such a wide smile :) Lovely, Sarah. This is lovely.

Andria said...

What a gorgeous collage! I have always loved paper collages, and have only recently gotten a sewing machine. It opens up the door to so many new collaging possibilities...I'm almost paralyzed at this point! Your work is just lovely. Happy WOYWW!

Wipso said...

What a gorgeous collage. Lovely to see another fabric crafter at work.
A x

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful collage and an interesting post - love the bit of history behind the postcard and fern. BTW, I love ferns too - they remind me of my highly imaginative childhood games involving the fairies and elves that lived in the nearby woods :) Have a great week. Elizabeth x #99

famfa said...

I love ferns. We have loads in our garden. Your collage is amazing.

butlersabroad said...

That collage is so incredibly beautiful! And yes, I love ferns too, especially a bank of them in Spring or a dappled woodland, the bright, light green is like no other.

Hugs
Brenda

okienurse said...

gorgeous work in progress. A sewing machine collage is an interesting idea. You could use paper or clothe or both. Thanks for sharing. Vickie

Julia Dunnit said...

Great piece Sarah - bet the Bean & Brush will be thrilled! Ferns - mean coolness to me...I particularly remember gigantic ones in the fog of the Blue Mountains. I was b****y freezing, and we were a bit scared of that we were lost, but ferns never fail to remind me of that!!

Diana Trout {Nan.DT@verizon.net} said...

Oh yes, ferns are glorious! I wish that they grew better in my yard! beautiful pieces

Laura said...

Wow. Lucky Bean and Brush!

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