Hello Friends and welcome to September!
This post is pulling double duty today as firstly it is Wednesday and time for WOYWW (What’s on your workdesk Wednesday) and secondly because it is 1st September and time for another Blogalong with Effy. I would like to say I am prepared but I’m really not. I have been offline for a couple of weeks due to ill health and I’m still not quite 100% yet so just trying to take it easy – I’ve either been in bed or on the sofa but either way, I’ve been horizontal for way too much time!
I don’t even have a desk photo today for WOYWW, instead here is a photo of the dining table with an UFO on it. I wasn’t feeling up to doing very much but I did drag out this tapestry that was started ahem quite some time ago and decided I would make an effort to try and finally finish it since it seemed like something I could do without it being too taxing. I will talk more about the tapestry in a later post. The boxes in the photo are full of tapestry wool in various colours, the canvas in question is rolled up in the middle of the photo, with my stork scissors on top, and then the bag that I keep it all in is on the right.
It was odd to be completely offline but honestly I was too poorly to care or even to think that much about it for the first week, then in the second week I started to feel like doing something. In addition to this UFO, I also dragged out a tub of Harris Tweed off-cuts that I’ve been saving up for a while as I had thought about turning them into some kind of patchwork quilt or throw but of course, these things never do get done and boxes of unused stuff just continue to clutter up the spare room. So while I was lying on the sofa with nothing else to do, I thought I could at least make a start on that with very little effort. Here’s just a fraction of what’s in the boxes…
As all the Harris Tweed came from other projects, some of it still had interfacing on it, so my first task was to remove all the interfacing, easy enough to do while lying down, and my next task will be to sort the tweeds into same colours and by size. After I removed all the old interfacing, Lily had a ball diving in and out of it as if it was a big pile of Autumn leaves. Is she laughing at the task I’ve given myself or is she just having fun in the big pile of interfacing?
That’s it for today, back to the sofa for me! Hope you enjoyed the post, let me know if you too have some UFOs lying around. As always, thanks for reading!
tapestry wool, canvas, Harris Tweed, interfacing, etc
Links to all the days of the September blog-along
Sept 1st – this post
This month I decided to join in with Effy Wild’s blog-along – 30 posts in 30 days same as we did in April this year. The idea is to blog every day if you can, but also to comment on other people’s blogs to keep the conversation going. There is a facebook group where you can link your posts and find other people’s to go visit and comment.You might also like . . .