General agitation throughout the house – our daughter’s wedding is on Saturday, so you can imagine the scurrying around and low level anxiety for yourselves. Everyone has been through the new clothes and new shoes scenario (lots more anxiety) and even the long-suffering dog has had to endure a visit to the grooming parlour (I forgot to ask them not to use perfumed shampoo and she has spent the last 24 hours tucked away where she can’t be seen or sniffed.) Tomorrow we are summoned to help with tables and decor, a task which will quite probably include the strategic placing of the lengths of bunting speedily constructed a couple of weeks ago here at Sewing HQ.
Lots of movement (and anxiety) on the cupboard front too – first I needed to get everything, really everything, out so that the walls and ceiling could be painted, then everything, really everything, had to go back in when the paint had dried so that the room can be used over the weekend. On Monday I need to get everything, really everything back out again and into a different room so that new carpet can go down on Wednesday. Thursday’s plan is obviously to move everything, really everything, back into the cupboard yet again. I took a before and after shot of the first emptying – it’s not a pretty sight –
Just to satisfy Shirley’s curiousity I shall take a picture of the newly-painted empty cupboard in all it’s Tardis-like glory next week. In a perfectly-ordered world I would have had time to take pictures of everything as it emerged from the cupboard – ha! I did manage a few shots, one of which is of a corner of a lovely black & white Goose in the Pond quilt
samples of my quilting designs circa 1999 –
– a tattered old Album block, here’s a detail of the back, showing the patching and size of stitches
– a printed Baltimore panel, produced by Rose & Hubble and based on an original design by my good friend Patricia Cox (who will be visiting shortly which is one of the reasons for all this smartening up of cupboards, paintwork etc)
This lovely block also surfaced – I know Kathie will like this one, I’ll perhaps post about it in more detail in the future because I think the applique and quilting are from two quite different periods –
Signing off for a few days – happy stitching!