Life is tres busy around here...
Yesterday I labelled clothes for two hours and ironed 18 school shirts. The irony of unpacking totally wrinkled 'non-iron' shirt didn't escape me. I'm hoping they'll emerge smoother from the washing machine in the coming weeks.
School starts tomorrow and for first time in four years they'll all be in the same place. Bless the lord.
Same holidays, same timings, same Christmas service...
My attention is being turned to the silly numbers of half-finished projects AND to the long list of projects I've been intending to attempt for months... I'm being realistic and I know there's no way I can finish them all BEFORE starting new ones, BUT I have a ticked off a few this summer. Two table runners, a shawl and a hat are ready for the drumroll.
It must be the September air. The smell of new pencils and the feel of new paper... (I miss going to school. I really do)... September is one of my favourite months, still warm but with a hint of chill in the air, shorter days, golden afternoons... (October is a bit more of a drag, November is awful and December is always bonkers...)
Anyway, first drumroll is for this experimental indigo table runner.
It's made with scraps that got thrown in the dye vat at the last minute and it was a case of randomly sewing pieces together and go from there.
Once again the crosshatch quilt shows its face... I can't get tired of it. Yes, it's bold... but I wanted to get an utilitarian feel here and hopefully this does it.
We don't use a table cloth and the table runners on our table protects from heat and spillages when hot plates and pots and pans are placed on it. They get washed and dried regularly and have to withstand a lot of use. I like it like that.
It'll go in the shop when I can find the big camera and take decent shots... who knows where it is (although I suspect fowl play here).
(I also need to soak this a little more to get rid of the soluble pen marks!)