It’s finished!!! Ready for the tad-dah moment ? I give you flowers. Flowers everywhere to drape a round my neck….
Something to brighten up the day when the wind blows – as it is doing now! Yes the clouds are fair scuttling across the sky. It is very blue and the sun is shining, but the little clouds are whizzing past. So it will be a day to wrap up warm!
Or stay in and play! Yes I did it. I had a playtime. I did what I said I would do and I enjoyed it! I finished the ironing and thought while the board was out I would iron flat all my little pieces of fabric. The bits that I pop in a basket.
Little bits that I think will make an eye or a centre. Bigger bits that I had every intension of cutting neatly to make patches. All nicely ironed flat and colour coded.
Reds and green, yellows and blues.
All ready to position and sew. And then the smile came. The light bulb went on. The smile became a grin and then a warm glow. I knew what I would sew it on. Last week I went fishing. Fishing in the cupboard under the stairs. I brought out Mum’s machine. The machine she bought in the war up in Scotland. The machine she made our clothes on. The machine my sister learnt to use and the one I used, making dresses, skirts, jackets, trousers, bags. You name it we made it. Mum’s machine….
with its decoration and silver parts…
Oh the memories…. and it was good to sit and sew at a leisurely pace. Stopping and creeping along. Turning the handle as slow as I wanted. Yes I enjoyed it and I made a block…
All neatly trimmed and filed for the next one!
And in the evening a little bit of stash busting with my hook….
Well I had to hook didn’t I?!