Tuesday, August 18

a shelf of many coats...

please excuse my absence yesterday, i was having an 'unbalanced' day but i'm here now and with news of little olive feeling much 'bonnier' than before.
she is turning out to be just the most loveliest of dogs and seems to be perfectly content with life at mossy shed.


she's spends most of her time out and about in the yard with used dog and the chickens, all one big happy family... on the chicken front there have been several morning 'mayhems' in the coop, due to 'big bertha' wishing to be known as 'big bert'.
i have tried to explain to her that it really isn't the right thing to insist on, but so far she has not heeded my wise words and continues to be most vocal...

this week is my first week since school got out where i have had a few hours to myself, thanks to the wonder of 'summer soccer' camp and my two eldest being involved with something up at the high school.
i could be using my time cleaning toilets
or washing clothes,
or preparing an evening meal ahead of time
or changing beds,
or vacuuming up used dog's hair
or other such delights that fills one's week so nicely...
but no dear readers, i did not squander my precious few hours on such 'nonsense'. instead i took those golden moments and spent them wisely with my long neglected 'miss ethel' who has waited patiently for my attentions, all the time gathering dust...

we did what we like to do best, we made a curtain... i don't know what it is about window panels and such, but i really like making them. of course there are only so many windows in our shed that i can bequeath my 'crafted recycled' beauties upon.

certain members of my clan draw the line at having such 'frills' festooned across their glass... and so i always fall back to my faithful studio bookcase when i need to get my 'crafting fix of draperies'...


this time i used some beautiful crocheted rings my friend sent from her local market in denmark...


and so once again our furniture is doing 'a little dance', due to the arrival of 'miss olive' and her need to 'lick' anything remotely 'nice looking' in the way of midcentury legs


she is building up to a 'granny chic' festival of celebration any day now ~ Tif

5 comments:

Leahdis said...

wow, those rings look amazing, never seen anything like them befour. Nice job on the curtian! Time spent wisely I would say...

Lola Nova said...

It's lovely. The curtain and etc. Glad to hear little Olive is on the mend.

Also nice to hear you had a few moments to yourself to chuckle along on the sewing machine. We have had many guests here at the cottage, the comings and goings have me spinning and cooking and washing and throwing very plain (sad) bed sheets over falling apart furniture in the garden.

I'm looking forward to a few moments myself. I'm working up the most dreamy of camp chair covers while I take the scraps out to the compost. I can see them already, bathed in the late afternoon light; there I will sit, a sipper in hand, while hummingbirds flit by the black eyed susans and have a sip of their own from the elctric indigo flowers of my Salvia guaranitica...

Oops, wandered off there for a minute, now - back to the chores.

I hope your evening is restful and well.

Phillippa said...

such a pretty curtain, those rings are beautiful-I will now spend the rest of my day ignoring children and search T'internet for something similar (probably to save and never use with all the lovely buttons, handles, shell etc that are completely necessary to take out, look at and put away again!)

Kristy said...

I just love that blue/green roses fabric.Throw some scraps in the air and make sure the wind is blowing my way! Tie a balloon to Olive at the same time ;)

pennygj said...

Oooh, Pretty curtain! I have the sewing machine at the ready as I continue with my mission to turn the fabric mountain into family heirlooms. Latest effort being bunting for the grandsons' bedroom.
Next, a random patchwork quilt...
Glad Olive is recovering.