This rather nice book arrived in the post the other day. It was a lovely surprise as I certainly wasn't expecting to get my own copy.
Here, as you can see, is Homespun Vintage, Jane Crowfoot's new book.
It is full of a quite wonderfully eclectic mix of pattern, colour and texture - homeware patterns of all sorts. Some are knitted, some crocheted, and some are a mixture of the two. There is embroidery and applique as well, and all levels of skill are catered for, so there really is something for everyone.
I was lucky enough to be one of the knitters involved, and there are two cushion covers that are my work - just the knitted backgrounds, not the trim.
If you'd like your own copy, Jane has some on her website - here.
We have had a lovely quiet Christmas here, and I'm feeling so much better now, as well. Today I've picked up my crochet swatches again - I shall have to stop very soon, and wait for more yarn to arrive - and Periwinkle is still progressing slowly. More about that soon...
Oh, and by the way - I have finally worked out why this is funny. I may be slow, but I do usually get there in the end.