Sunday, January 31, 2010
Many Moons and New Quilt and Sofa
I promised some photos of our new settee, which is now installed happily in our sun room. The red wall is a bit startling - it was supposed to be darker than it appears, but I am used to it now.
Buster managed to get his head in as usual!
The colours aren't as accurate in this one, but you can see the idea! The tapestry cushion I did years ago. The red walls need another coat or two and the edges finishing off.
I think maybe we'll have to wear dark glasses by the time the room is finished! Mind you, only 2 of the walls are red, the other 2 are pale terracotta.
This is the curtain material! Nice and subtle.
This is the tapestry 1970s bed cover that Jim bought from ebay. This is one side:
This shows both sides and the fringe.
This is the more blue side. It's lovely and warm too. We have to turn it down at night or we cook.
We also bought an Amish quilt but I've wrapped it up and forgot to take a photo. It is stunning in white and green and will be for our large bedroom.
Today I have carried on clearing the top of the orchard as it's been quite clear although a bit cold. I tried to light my bonfire tonight but it never really got going. Then it started to rain, but I stuck it out and managed to produce a lot of smoke! After a while, the clouds disappeared and there was an enormous moon and thousands of starts in the clear night sky.
Moon Shots - no not the moon landings....
I did try and take some photos of the moon, but hand holding my camera with only moonlight didn't work very well. However, I was quite pleased with some of them.
This was when the moon was just behind the trees and I love the effect. Sadly the 'face' on the moon doesn't show on any of the photos.
Although the moon has a lot of glare in this one, you can see the hill of Flagmount and the lights along the road.
On several of the shots, I seem to have a blue moon! This one has a slight pink one attached to the 'real' moon. It's a mystery!
See what I mean? Just one more and this was taken over the roof of the barn:
And there's the little blue moon rolling down the roof.
I washed one of my rag rugs. We had it on our bedroom floor and it was quite grubby, what with Buster wandering in and out and us too. Sadly, it sort of fell apart! I didn't cut the material wide enough and so it wasn't quite secure Not all of it came out so I was going to repair it, but as I pulled out the loose bits, other bits came too, so I ended up with this:
I scooped it all up and put it in a carrier bag. As I held it up it made wonderful shapes and wiggly patterns, so I couldn't bring myself to throw it away! I need to make a papier mache head I think.
I am now making the rug base into a green rug for our new bedroom! It's quite large, so it will take me quite some time. I don't have enough of one particular green to do a proper pattern so it will be pretty random.
I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. It's my daughter in law Sam's birthday today (Sunday 31st) and I wish her a fabulous day. She's just the best, I'm very lucky and I don't think I'm too terrifying a Mother in law!!
Here she is:
Happy Birthday Sam. xxxx A mere baby of 31. I am very nearly twice her age. Groan.