I wasn’t going to write this. I was going to write ‘this is my last post on this blog’. But then I change my mind.
I haven’t posted since June – I really didn’t have anything to say. I couldn’t imagine that anyone would have been interested in my very quiet life and, more importantly, I didn’t want to blog. So until a few days ago I was composing my farewell but here I am again. Whether this will be a regular return or another one off, who knows.
What’s been happening? Do you really want to know? While T painted the house I cleared it. It was groaning under the weight of 12 years’ accumulated “stuff” . Every drawer and cupboard was emptied and sorted and the charity shops around county Cork did very well. I now only have the workroom to do but I’m not feeling brave or strong enough for that yet!
The garden has been its usual wonderful self and along with the new greenhouse has given us plenty to eat. The light has recently become softer, autumn is certainly in the air and the sun continues to shine.
The family visited and T and I had some lovely days with two happy grandchildren. There’s a new structure in the garden which is now looking lonely.
And I’ve been sewing. Not bags and cushions but patchwork. I have made three wool quilts and they are now on the website.
Then from somewhere the idea for a ticking mat came into my head and this emerged from the workroom.
Shame I’d cleared out the few metres of polyester wadding that had been hanging around for ages – I had to go and buy more! I machine stitched it “in the ditch” – I had to google that just in case I’d dreamt it but that really is what stitching in the seams is called in quilting land.
And now I’m doing something I never thought I’d do, maybe it’s getting old that makes one want to do these things, before the eye sight gets too bad. Hand pieced hexagons!
I may live to regret ever starting as I realise I need loads more to make a quilt of a decent size and then it has to be quilted. And I shan’t be able to machine stitch in the ditch on that one. But having said all that, it’s a remarkably relaxing past-time, once all the paper and fabric hexagons have been cut.
So it’s been a very homey summer. I definitely think I need to get out more. We’re planning a trip soon - not before time!
I may or may not post again.