Thursday, 7 January 2010
Large and takes ages to move
Thought you might like to see Dartmoor in all it's snow bound glory.
Mew has a habit of finding great places to sleep away the Winter.
Here she is laying on my bed on the first quilt that I ever made.
Mew, is the most placid and friendly cat you will ever meet but if you've seen other pictures of her on Soggibottom blog than you'll remember she is also very LARGE.
To try and move her when she doesn't want to be moved is never an easy assignment.
To be honest...give in and leave her.......works best.
The quilt that I made all those years ago, still comes out every Winter, especially during the bad Winters.
I made the quilt on a machine. Pretty easy stuff, or so I thought.
Having never made one before I was sure it wouldn't take me long.... IT TOOK ME AGES.......
The quilt will never win any awards for being perfect, it doesn't matter, I love it.
This is what I stitched it on. My Nana's Singer sewing machine.
Days during school holidays of sitting at my Grandmother's side while she whirled away.
Curtains, cushions, skirts, blouses..and dresses of cotton print that were intended for me.
I do have a new machine in the black hole of Calcutta under the stairs called a cupboard.
But Nana's old machine still sews beautifully, has all the attachments and needles and a beautiful shuttle bobbin.
Shame on me for leaving it at the top of the stairs...
It needs a polish and some oil.
My old, working Singer sewing machine is faded and not so pristine as it was in my grandmothers time. I leave it out so I can reminisce occasionally.
Rather like this lovely old print Christmas wrapping paper.
I saw this and it instantly brought back memories of childhood and Christmas. Stockings with an orange and an apple in it. For some reason when I saw this paper I could almost smell Christmas.
I won this beautiful vintage Christmas paper a few days before December 25th. It has flown a few air miles from California to Devon. Complete and whole, not a tear or fold that shouldn't be there. Unlike most of the Christmas decorations this hasn't been put away. I have plans to use it during the Summer. A big thank you to Sheila from Faded But Desired Treasures for my win.
Sheila has a blog that makes you swoon for nostalgia....
visit by a clicking HERE you won't be able to keep away..
DID I MAKE THE SNOW MAN?
No........ I didn't.
I won't take the credit.
The children that made the snow fairy pass the cottage and are great admires of the Soggibottom Bear.
Here it is sitting on the railway bridge in the village..... always helps to get the full picture.