Thursday, 31 January 2008
Better late than never
First of all thank you for all the very many lovely comments on my last post about Iris. I knew it would strike a chord with lots of you and that it would move you in a way that it moved me. Just this morning I was looking through the album and found a little handwritten inscription "To Iris Rutland, a present for a good child". I'm glad that I was able to share her paintings and glimpses of her life with you.
Anyway the photo above is a photo of a tea cosy that I finished yesterday for M's mum. Exactly to her specifications, pale blue with white roses and a little bit of lace trim. Finding the white roses took a while. matching up some blue fabric took a little bit longer, I had the lace and the ribbon already so I'm not quite sure why it took me three years to make! Yes I think it was three Christmas' ago that she asked for one, isn't that awful. Particularly when I've made so many in between. In my defence (a very weak defence I have to admit), sometimes I thought she was just being polite when M showed her what I'd been up to. The moment would pass, I would agree to make her one as a pressie for next time we met and then, well, I'm not sure what happened then. All done now and waiting for its new home.
I have also listed a whole bundle of cosies (what would you call a group of cosies I wonder) in my Etsy shop so if anybody wants a nice warm cuppa they're over there. Don't worry they're already completed and even allowing for the postal service these won't take three years to reach you.
I hope you're all able to keep warm today, this weather is yuk. I can't tell you how many cups of tea I've drunk today and am spending an inordinate amount of time just shuffling around. One piece of sunny news this morning came unexpectedly from somebody selling my hearts. She wanted some hi-res (that sounds impressive doesn't it, as if I know what I'm talking about, well I don't and had to ring M at work to talk me through the pressing of buttons on the computer to get to the hi-res stage)
photos for an Australian magazine who want to feature my hearts! That brought a smile to my face. There are some red hearts in Etsy now as well as I've decided to list a few there as well.
Hope you all keep warm and dry - last day of January yippee.
PS M has just suggested a "huddle" of cosies.