Monday, 22 August 2011
of the beautiful fabrics coming on 1st September. So exciting.
I am making the quilt as a Gift of a Quilt, part of the project for the 2012 Olympic games. They aim to have 500 quilts, to give each country a gift of a quilt. I wanted to do this, so signed up to do it last year at the Nec Festival of Quilts when I put my butterfly quilt in the show, now have to get it completed. I have been enjoying using my little pincushion and sewing like mad, just the binding to do and I am nearly done, it is made from mostly recycled shirts and sheets in a pinwheel design.
After the sewing and needing a break I ventured out at 5pm for my usual Saturday walk. It looked really grey and gloomy, no view as all the hills are covered in the low grey mist. As I entered the shore I knew I was in for a soaking. I headed towards the tidal river and heard the noise the birds were making. They were so loud, screaming at each other, sounded like a real squabble, like heated exchanges....maybe they were arguing. It was such a wet damp day, maybe birds get grumpy in the elements. I felt really relaxed, the quilt is getting done, one more thing off my "To Do" list. I liked my walk in the fresh air even when it started to drizzle and I became wetter and wetter. As I followed the tide line I noticed lots of seaweed and feathers, leaves, broken bits of crabs and lots of grassy, straw like tangles. The beautiful full moon has been lighting up the shore at night, it also brings the fuller tides and washes up more debris.
As always, thank you for the lovely comments. Millyx
Posted by MILLY at Monday, August 22, 2011