Monday, 15 July 2013
Sewing in the shade . . .
The Christian work ethic is a hard one to ditch. I find it very difficult, when I have a long list of jobs "still to do", to give myself time off to just sit out in the garden with a good book, much as I would like to. Anyway, I justified some garden time yesterday once it got too hot to paint in the attic, and took out this old Welsh quilt to mend. It has some missing quilting stitches, and a couple of bits needed darning, so I spent a couple of extremely pleasant hours outside with my needle. Bliss . . .
I am trying to date the materials used. Any suggestions?
A close-up of the quilting design (a very basic one, worked in green and red stitching.) It has a well-worn blanket as the lining.
All SENSIBLE cats were in the shade. Here's Alfie . . .
And his mum Miffy . . .
Fluff likes the sunshine though. With her rusty coat, she is looking more like her mum every day . . .
And finally wee Banshee. She is out all the time at the moment - she loves hot summer nights for hunting. But sometimes you have to catch up on your sleep . . . This windowsill is one floor up - reached via the scaffolding, which is STILL HERE!!! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.