I actually feel that I blog to friends these days. I have over the days of posts got to really know some of my followers. We actually communicate,have a relationship,share things, just enjoy being together. I am amazed at the generosity bestowed. And I can actually say blogging has enriched my life.
Well we have been seriously dealing with " STUFF" lately! Some so seriously that has been a pain in the neck but others that have bought the sweetest memories flooding back.
I gave this deckchair to my Stepdad when he retired. He loved me and I loved him. I put a sign on it to say "Relax for a few minutes every day!" When he died it looked pretty unused so I guess my Mum kept him busy.
I brought the deckchair to our house and it has been in the shed of doom ever since. Yesterday we decided to clear it out and there in the back was the deckchair. It looked sad, neglected, and even more unused. It nearly joined the pile for the tip BUT I remembered my sweet Stepdad and wanted to put those words " Relax for a few minutes every day" to test.
I seriously can not cut in a straight line. I can not line up seams. Patchwork and I have a long but very tricky relationship. But, I never give up. So I had an idea for the deckchair. I cut. I sewed. I ironed and I swore a bit. But Look-----
A deckchair. You can still hire them at Torquay or Teignmouth. Better than most because it had arm rests and goes up in an easy swishy way. But somehow really boring.So----
Chalky you can cut in a straight line. You can join patches together. You can sew in the ditch!
Wow ! I actually began singing at this point, always a good sign.
And ,so it grew.
I decided I could not stop to go to the shop and buy batting. I had a very ugly towel that deserved to be encased. And as I was sewing I thought to add some lavender to the pouches made by the frenetic sewing. It smelt so good when I was ironing it into submission!
So, I am chuffed. Doubly chuffed.
The Patchwork Police would probably give me a red card but I love it.
And the back is pretty good too,
Tomorrow I will add some ties and sit back to watch the clouds go by!
Make sure you enjoy a moment or two just doing nothing!