The hand-wash-only socks tend to accumulate until I get around to doing a big batch.
Sunday, 19 June 2011
A long-standing UFO is U no more. If memory serves me correct, I pieced this quilt about 8 years ago. And I may well have pieced the back and sandwiched it then as well. Then it kept on being bundled up as the quilting was put off, and put off. Then a few weeks ago I got a bee in my bonnet and pulled it out of the cupboard. The quilting is really quick and rough - just a running stitch done with two strands of embroidery thread.
The fabrics are mostly reclaimed clothes. The brown fabric on the bottom border was from a second hand pair of trousers that I got at the market when I was at uni. They were made from the softest corduroy I have ever come across in my life, and I had to have them even though they were way too small. I opened up the side seams and put inserts in to make them wearable and for several years we were inseparable. Eventually they were beyond patching and I was no longer a scruffy student, but the cord lives on in this wagga quilt.
Thursday, 16 June 2011
I got up just after 5 this morning to look at a rusty-red total lunar eclipse. It was cold, but clear and still in the pre-dawn.
The photo is a little blurry as I don't have a tripod and hands are generally not steady enough for these longer exposure shots.
The news reports here are all gushing over the moon turning "blood red". I suppose this description stems from the phrase "blood red sky", but the colour was really more a rusty red. I guess that doesn't really sound quite so romantic.