Joining in today with the lovely Chrissie for Stitching Sunday. This week I have stitched another little fairy, yes there is a pattern emerging here. The majority of my fairies that I have stitched lately is inspired by the wonderful and very sweet book called 'A flower Fairy Alphabet', which I have read to the kids since they were young. Both the poems and fairies are by Cicely Mary Barker and I love each and every one of these gorgeous fairies.
This little fairy didn't quite turn out how I would have liked and the ribbon I used was a little wide I think. At times she grumbled at me whilst I stitched her flowery skirt as she is quite particular about her dancing attire. I love her colourful nature and her desire to please, not only is she the most wonderful dancer, but her wings come alight whenever she does. She has the ability to find music in everything, from the smallest petals that fall from her little flower skirt, to the leaves swaying to the rhythm of the wind. The more I stitched this little fairy the more I fell in love with her vibrant and enthusiastic character.
I particularly enjoyed working her pretty and sparkly wings with some sparkly floss, it was like being part of a little piece of magic to see them glow.
This morning I woke up to a grey and rainy day and to be honest it has been like this all weekend. Yesterday my doh travelled up to the Lakes and back in a day to do a fell race, so I had the pleasure of taking the kids to their swimming lessons and also stopping at a small park on the way home. Even though it was really exhausting for me, it was so lovely to see them swim and also to have some fun with them in the park, something I really miss. We picked some leaves and brought them home to do some leaf painting and also for drying with the view to make a pretty autumn garland, so we will see how that pans out in a couple of weeks as I opted for the traditional method of pressing them in books. Who knows it might just all be ready in time for the Christmas garland to go up, gosh it isn't long now.
I really wanted to share this moment on my blog as I know in years to come I would love to look back on it and remember these small but beautiful moments that I have with this little gorgeous girl of mine. She has this habit of coming to me once a day and putting her little hand against mine and saying 'Mummy follow me' and I am suppose to follow each and every one of her movements. It never lasts more than a couple of minutes but I love it, her touch and her small hand, which is now so much bigger than it was a year ago and the year before then. I love her fascination with 'leading' the movement so to speak and today I thought I would snap the moment, in which we most probably lost the moment, but we did carry on after the photo was taken.
Hope you all had a lovely weekend and I am really looking forward to seeing what everyone has been stitching.