It’s almost here, only one more sleep and then we’ll be be-decking the jelly artpad with deckchairs and bunting, unpacking the new book, getting the china out and putting on our tea party outfits.
So to get you in the mood here’s a small jelly to warm your appetite up..
We’re putting the finishing touches to things tonight, waiting for Susan to arrive from Liverpool and see the brand new book for the first time. You can get a sneaky preview right here. There are so many designs from the book I already love and I am overly excited that the skating skirt Susan created by my constant badgering is included too – so we can all have ice skating skirts – everyone needs one. I can’t wait to see Susan’s shots of the skirt and her styling, probably better then my pigeon toed interpretation.
I particularly love the new mens sock pattern ‘Father’s new socks’ ~ I love them to bits and wish that my dad would wear them but it may be too hot where he lives and I think I’d cry if I made them for my OH, yes he would love them but he wouldn’t get that he couldn’t wear them under his steel toe caps on stage work so maybe I’ll have them instead.
The china is already there ready and waiting, some is my family china – passed down from a Great Aunt and some is being lent to us by the wonderful Patchwork Vintage . They rent out china and are sponsoring our event for the book launch. They are so very lovely and generous and there will also be some of their handmade gorgeous textiles on display too..
I am having butterflies already about the event, you know the good kind that I always get before a preview: what if no-one comes, what if more people come then we have tea cups for, what if I forget my outfit, what if I forget the door key, what if I oversleep (really I should make 5pm!), < typically ridiculous stuff but oh so very normal for me.
So instead I will think about all the good things like seeing friends again, making new friends and seeing all the goodness that Skein Queen will be bringing with her.
So on that note I’ll remind you to not forget to come for tea, see you tomorrow, I’d better go and rustle up an outfit (and maybe I’ll pack it now just in case…)