The past couple of months seem to have been particularly busy so this is what’s been happening around here
In the last post I mentioned that I’d been allocated a stall for the annual outdoor market
Rather than facing the street and being part of the action, our tents faced the footpath and there was a step down to the gutter for anyone who wanted to look more closely. Fortunately for us, we looked into the church yard.
There were not a lot of people going past, and we had trams behind us, about a foot from the back of the tent, at very regular intervals. The local shops were very limited and it was just so hot. Surprisingly, I did manage to sell a couple of scarves even though I thought it was far too hot to even think about trying them on.
At the beginning of the day I had managed to get everything to the tent with assistance from some of the members of the Rotary Club who run the market and had then parked some distance away. During the day I realised that getting packed up could be an issue as I had brought a few extra things, thinking I would just be able to park outside the tent. I didn’t want to leave everything unattended in the middle of the road so I took the suitcase full of weaving and my favourite folding table back to the car with some effort. I moved the car a bit closer, and the market gods must have been looking after me as the parking place closest to my tent was vacant when I needed it. Somehow, I managed to get everything else back to the car in just one more trip – but I know I had at least 3 trips worth of stuff to move. Never underestimate a determined woman who just wants to get home and out of the heat!
I’ve finally finished the white runner, including proper hemstitched hems.Here’s a couple of photos though it’s hard to show the detail well when it’s white on white
I’ve managed quite a bit of sewing, possibly inspired by Polly my new assistant although I now realise that having gone to all the trouble of adjusting her to fit me, I’ve managed to lose enough weight that she’s probably now bigger than I am.
I wrote last post about using the pattern from Burda 3/2016 to make a knit dress, then a woven top. Since than there have been 3 more knit tops,
I saw some upholstery fabric that spoke to me and managed to draft a jacket pattern from a favourite in my wardrobe. I’m happy with the result
A couple of weeks ago I needed to have a day procedure, nothing drastic and results all good. It was at least 20 years since my last encounter with the hospital end of the medical system. I remembered the long wait last time and went prepared with some kumihimo braiding.
As I was in recovery, I studied the heavy cotton blanket and was able to analyse that most of it was leno,
Apart from all that I've been to the April and May Hawthorn Makers Markets with reasonable sales. There's some renovation going on near our usual spot. Hopefully by the time winter comes the second set of doors will be finished and it will be a warmer inside
as well as a set in blue tones, using every blue, green and aqua yarn in the stash
I still have lorikeets in my garden, when I looked they were playing close attention to the lacrosse game on the oval
I'm off to wind a new warp