You'd be forgiven for thinking that I was on something today, I was so full of beans (or just my usual old self again as one friend put it!).
My life laundry/decluttering is going quite well. The emptier the house the more ideas I get. I've always read that that is the way it goes and I never doubted it at all but when it actually happens it is really nice. The hallway now looks like a charity shop with lots of things in bags and boxes hoping to find a new home. I recently discovered freecycle and it is a great way of donating unwanted items.
Anyway I started today to finish a quilt that was started by the grandmother of a friend. It was made the way it is supposed to be I feel, from old clothing and scraps of material. A lovely item and I am honoured to have been asked to finish it. It smells a little musty but I am sure that it will go now that it is out of the bag (otherwise I will have to get used to it as it is quite a few hours work).
To break up the work I decorated a hessian book bag. I am considering this to add to the line of eco-friendly bags. I will show it at the next fair and test the reactions.
In order to reduce a pile of felted jumpers next to my work table I have made some more felted flowers to decorate bags, pockets, necklaces etc.
Not entirely sure where this sudden burst of energy comes from, there are probably a number of reasons. One of them could be that Spring is in the air. I noticed the first of these lovely flowers in the garden. Their name totally escapes me, I know they are called 'Snow Bells' in Dutch (this doesn't help does it?). They are so lovely, pure white and fragile in the midst of dead leaves and branches.