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Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Today there has been sewing, and rain

We looked at Sunday's Countryfile weather forecast and said "OK, that will be fun: NOT" - a whole week of changeable weather, unseasonably warm with rain coming and going whenever it feels like it. And for once, that seems to be exactly what we are getting.

I managed a little time on the drive yesterday working on Bill's brackets (that can have a post of its own when the job is finished), and to my surprise it was dry enough for an hour this morning that I could do a little more. But it is a slow job - sand, prime/paint, leave 24 hours if the weather co-operates, longer if it does not. Repeat.

Confined inside this afternoon by "proper" autumn weather (wind, rain, more wind, so gloomy the lights have been on since 2.00pm) I pulled the brightest selection of fabrics I could fine. At the weekend I made Bill a new pillowcase in fabric which matches the curtain that covers the toilet, and I wanted a similar cover for my bedding (which doubles as a big comfy 'bean-bag-alike' cushion). I adore this multi-coloured fabric but there's no indication on the selvege where it came from - if anyone happens to have a couple of yards they are not using I'll swap good money for it!





I suppose this was [sort of] patchwork, but I've sewn all the seams on the overlocker because it is not going to be quilted, so it didn't feel like 'proper' piecing. Waiting for a well-known online retailer to deliver some 70cm zips, and then I can finish.






It is definitely a day when bright colour was badly needed, and this little project certainly delivered. Off to sit down now until it is time to start supper, and I won't need much persuasion to light the woodburner.


11 comments:

  1. The weather said rain all day for today but we've only had showers but it is quite gloomy. Your bright fabric is lovely and your duvet cover if fab but I would say that wouldn't I, I love paw prints :)

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    1. I meant to say the weather forecast said rain all day.

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    2. Don't worry darling, I knew exactly what you meant :-) And like you, I am a sucker for paw prints!

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  2. Those colours and patterns make my heart sing, the perfect project for a gloomy day! Bill's going to have the coolest interior around! xxx

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    1. Thanks Vix, this year the worse the weather gets the more I seem to need bright colours.

      Recovering all Bill's upholstery professionally would be eye-wateringly expensive so this seems like the best way of giving her a cheerful interior. I don't know who designs motorhome fabric but it's as boring as heck.

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  3. Also forced indoors due to the rain - I painted the bathroom (gah what a mission - of my own making of course!) where you went for colour to brighten your day (and it is glorious) I went for white to let in more light and make me think things are brighter than they are. Already feeling the downward pull that autumn (particularly a wet and driech one) gives me xx๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ sending (colour) hugs x

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    1. Nothing wrong with white paint, I've used it myself many times.

      Thank you for the rainbow hugs. xx

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  4. Wow, that's certainly one bright cushion. I love multi-coliured fabrics and that's definitely right up my strasa :)

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    1. Eunice, I thought of you when I was photographing this and don't worry, next time we meet it will be put well out of your grasp {ha, ha, ha}.

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  5. Ooh lots of lovely colour and I do like the stripes.

    The weather forecast on my phone said it would rain today at 10am ... and it did, on the bloody dot!! HOW did it know that, I am baffled.

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    1. You have done better than us - our forecast claimed it would start raining at 11.00am so we did not plan on an outside day.

      Still waiting for water to fall out of the sky . . .

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