Sunday, 28 June 2009

Stitching, Sunflowers and Pimm's

Another tantilising glimpse of my FoQ entry! I've finished stitching and have decided it is too complex to include a mid layer of organza, so am now planning the top (painted ) layer by drawing on sheets of tracing paper over a photo of the completed top. I didn't get started until today with distractions of gardening and related activities - somehow 1/2 an hour always turns into 3 ! I only went out to water some plants,then while I was filling the watering can , noticed a couple of nice ceramic pots with dead plants, in down the side of the house- empty them out and replant them and it would save a trip to the garden centre. After that I hacked back some vegetation at the end of the garden so Ian could dig out some more turfs. With hazel hurdle in position (tho' not yet secured) it's beginning to take shape.
I don't know what made me think of it but I suddenly remembered some sunflower fabric and panels that Ian's cousin Heather in Canada had sent us for a wedding present. Perfect for garden tablecloth and cushions and smartens up the inherited plastic furniture no end. Still got to sew some matching napkins (or 'doilies' as they're known in this house) but I'm not a huge fan despite usually getting food down my front. Being the end of the month, we've run out of beer and rose wine for spritzers so was reduced to looking through the backs of cupboards. Found Ouzo for Ian (I'm not keen) and then hit gold - an unopened bottle of Pimm's I bought in Duty Free a few years ago, as an example of a typical British drink for a conference fuction in Hungary. Dispatched Ian to the corner shop for R Whites Lemonade and with mint or lemon balm from the garden and lemon and cucumber we feel we're at Wimbledon.Cheers!






7 comments:

Dale Anne Potter said...

Your FofQ piece (the teaser you posted) looks FABULOUS - look forward to seeing a full view when you are able!
LOVE the garden path...
Have been enjoying watched Wimbledon on TV this past week, looking forward to this week!

Susan Briscoe said...

I'm looking forward to seeing your quilt at FoQ!

Pimms - must add it to the shopping list this week. We are definitely having the right weather.

Must compliment you on your tasteful garden bench too. Almost an exact match for mine (except mine is falling to bits now)...

yvette said...

i love it..already!

Olga said...

I very much like the look of your FoQ piece. It is going to be interesting to see a whole collection of those scrummy colours at the show itself.

neki desu said...

interesting piece, the texture looks great.

tablecloth sort of blends into the surroundings nicely
and there's something so quintessentially British about PIMM's

lisette said...

the quilt looks amazing - can't wait to see the whole thing

sandra wyman said...

This quilt looks wonderful already. Garden's pretty good too. Looking forward to seeing finished version of quilt at FOQ