maandag 7 november 2016

The Splendid Sampler™ - block 76 Little Things

I really liked the story behind the latest Splendid Sampler block, so I decided to personalize it by adding a little thing of myself. About 10 years ago, I inherited my great grandmother's coffee set, and since then we have been using it for a Sunday breakfast every week.It's a little thing, but it brings great joy to my family and me.

Dainty violets on our porcelain cups.
My green and purple homage to my great grandmother's coffee set.

The inspiration and the product together. I might have to make some place mats, or a table runner to go with my pretty cups...

A close-up of the embroidery: simple but effective, I think.

Another little thing which brings me joy: my Dahlias.

I've only had Salvia viridis in my garden for 2 years, but it's become a favorite. I provides color from June to November and self-seeds liberally.
I try to pick a fresh bouquet for the home altar every week.