Yes, it's sounds dramatic but for all those creative types out there I am sure you will understand and sympathise with me.
We have had visitors recently and as I sew on the above table I thought perhaps I should have a wee tidy up so said visitors could sit at the table for a meal if the need arose.
I folded and sorted and tried to be methodical and in the end I just shoved things into bags which I then crammed into overcrowded cupboards and hoped that no one would need something out of that cupboard!!
I also needed to clear fabrics and sewing bits and pieces off the spare bed so the visitors could sleep in it.
The spare bedroom looked lovely, with freshly laundered linen, fluffy towels and a vase of zinnias on the bedside table. Hope you have a good imagination as I didn't take a photo.
I love the above table, the colour of the timber and the marks and indentations. If it could tell the stories of family meals had at this table, of conversations it's heard, I am sure it would have some interesting tales to tell. It seats 10, 12 at a pinch. It was found on someone's back verandah with vinyl on top of it and pot plants sitting on it.
"Take a geezer at this 'lil beauty" I spied this on the weekend sitting on a table at a little store in town.
No "umming and aahing" needed, I bought it straight away before anyone else spied it.
After all this is "Sweet Birdy Love" blog and these are certainly sweet birdies.
I have never seen a tea cloth like this, it's in lovely condition. I had heaps of ideas swirling around making my brain hurt, bags, book covers, tea cosies!! BUT that would mean I would have to cut it up," oooooooh" you gasp, "how could you?" and that's where I am at . How can I?
So I will look at it, admire it and see what other ideas form before I reach for the scissors, so it has had a slight reprieve.
If you have any wonderful ideas of what I could do with it, feel free to share them.
We had a lovely weekend of fine weather, fine music and fine company. The festival was a success as usual due to the wonderful talent from home and abroad and the hard work of the committee and all the volunteers
The Whitetop Mountaineers will be playing at the Apollo Bay Music Festival and the National Folk Festival in Canberra during the next couple of weeks. So if you are attending any of those festivals, be sure to go along and see them.