Wednesday Greetings dear friends & readers,
Once again this past week, I have dabbled in small bursts of creativity.
When our lounge was finished back in June & I filled my revamped wall unit with old china, I sat this old brown cane basket on top of it
The basket was old - I don't remember where it came from now - but it was a good rectangular shape
As I would go rushing about my day I kept glimpsing up at the basket & the thought suddenly occurred to me "I could paint that basket"
So this week, I did just that . . . .
. . . . & then I filled it with some silk hydrangea's purchased from Mitre 10 using the last of my birthday money
I LoVeD it !!! But still I felt it needed something . . .
So I sat one evening & stitched up a bunting using some pastel wool blanket offcuts
H O M E . . . . just right I thought :-)
I just love my revamped dresser filled with vintage china & oddments
When I sit on the couch of an evening to stitch & watch some T.V I generally have company of the 4-legged variety
When I am up & down like a yo yo, back & forth to the sewing room for supplies Blackie looks at me as if to say
"oh for flips sake, would you sit still !!!"
I decided I needed a small pincushion to stay in the lounge at all times with just a few pins & needles in it for my evening stitching.
This little wooden goblet - 50 cents from the OpShop - fit the bill perfectly
Because I was too
I gave it a coat with off-white, two coats of my pale duck egg test pot, then lightly sanded it when dry
I waxed it before making the pincushion as did not want to get wax on my fabric
A scrap of Tilda fabric, some left over embellishments & the job was complete ... just nice & compact to stay in the lounge at all times
Last time my dear friend Leeanne came for a visit, she opened her car boot & removed two old prams !!
My heart skipped several beats !!!
Her instructions were " do what you like with them ... restore them, sell them, gift them or dump them "
This one was the worst of the two ... its base was full of borer ...
so I decided to plant it with pansies !!
Which is exactly what I did yesterday ....
... after lining the pram with two black rubbish bags & filling with potting mix.
I look forward to them growing & filling the pram up with their cheerful faces
Thank You So Much Leeanne :-)
This past week we have had an unexpected "visitor"
The dearest little cat - abandoned & starving - appeared hiding in the roll of old carpet that is sitting on my deck.
I wish I had taken her photo the day she arrived, her ribs were so prominent & her eyes so weepy.
After a couple of days of food, she became THE most affectionate little girl ever & I found her a wonderful home with the girl who milks for us at the farm.
Though I was sad to see her go, I was happy that she was going to a family that would cherish her & care for her.
They have named her "Serenity".
We have a metal pit at the corner of our road, just past our depot yard - it is a constant battle with folk dropping cats & kittens off there. Honestly abandonment is one of the very worst crimes - I would not ever want to catch anyone in the act, I doubt I could be held responsible for my actions.
And as for my two . . . .
Well, while Blackie could not have cared less, lets just say Madam Pippi is relieved that she no longer has any competition for "baby of the house" & is resting up due to her nose being so severely put "out of joint" !!!!
Thanks so very much for your visit today dear friends & readers,
I hope the rest of the week is good & kind to you all,
with much love & friendship,
Julie & the furry ones x0x0x0