Hiding in the bottom of a very large case full of winter clothes I found treasure.
Two duvet covers with a single pillowcase each, I will get lots of squares and strips out of these.
5 Solid colour pillowcases, always good for borders and sashing and 6 patterned ones.
A pillowcase that has a medallion center, the other side is the same so this will become a pair of something.
The last 2 are very similar in pattern and colour so I will have to be careful where I place them, probably 2 different projects.
I had a delivery this afternoon, let me introduce you to Doris.
I put an old dress on her just to check the measurements, perfect, it fits her just as it does me, the zip will not close for the last 3 inches.
I look forward to spending lots of productive time in her company, as far as I can see there is only one fault. She can not make tea.
I now have more or less finished upstairs, just a few things to find a permanent home for.
All this work in the house means another no sewing day, I will have to make up for lost time in the remainder of the week.
On the upside, in between the down pours I got 2 loads of washing done, dried and ironed.
Reasons to be grateful.
1. Laundry done for a few days.
2. Tidy bedrooms with no cases or boxes looming out of the corners.
3. A pile of rediscovered vintage linen.
4. Ben has continued to have a positive response to his meds.
5. I found 3 books on Amazon today second hand for 1p each plus postage.
I also found the library in the next village and will be going tomorrow afternoon.
If the weather is good I must get the grass cut or I will find myself hay making rather than mowing.
I am watching Kirstie on the telly, her show "fill your house for free" is very entertaining. People do throw some lovely things away, I picked up a repro mahogany dining table with 2 carvers, 2 chairs and a long display unit a few years ago, when I sold the house I sold the furniture as well. I have Sanderson material curtains that cost less than £5 from the CS when the fabric is more than 4 times that for a yard.
We have just had a downpour so I am off to get Ben out for a quick walk.