Friday, July 3

The aftermath





There was a big party last week - For one whole month I was clearing clearing away ... everything untidy and/or embarrassing out of sight, cleaning the house, tidying the garden, making room for us all to squeeze inside should the rain come ...

And then it was over - the withdrawal process has involved:

i)  physical infirmities

ii)  cooking experiments  -  a horrible bread salad, some dull cake, nice chocolate/rhubarb/biscuit thing, baked apricots, walnut biscuits and a terrific baked custard (lavender and honey if you're asking)

iii) un-mending - in the first case taking a shirt with too-tight sleeves, snipping it into a short-sleeved shirt, then a sleeveless shirt, then a sleeveless shirt with roomy armholes, then a binful of tiny bits of cotton

In between these performances I am making the house normal again.


17 comments:

  1. iii. Source material for more bunting! Win-win!

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    1. There is already one restraining order against me for obsessive bunting

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  2. Baked apricots and lavender honey custard are excellent for most physical infirmities.

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    1. especially in conjunction with walnut biscuits

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  3. i hate prepping for a party! *sigh* the custard sounds divine! xoxoxox

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    1. The more you clear the more you find that needs clearing *double sigh* xxx

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  4. I have a gorgeous satin dress white with red and black butterflies on it. It has a deep v neck in back. The problem is it has a full skirt like a shirt waist dress. I'm willing to bet there are 49 yards or gorgeous satin in that full skirt once I cut it up. I aim to sew it into a sheath and keep the v neck shape in the back take out the zipper then add it back in. I've never made my own pattern before but I think I can do it because I can see it in my head. You inspire me. xoxox

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    1. I hope you have more skill than me sweetheart xxxx
      PS do you like bunting?

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    2. Actually I already know that you have more skill than me - you make actual clothes than a person can wear!!!

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    3. NO SKILL WHATSOEVER! I don't know really what bunting is except for the terrifying nursery song Bye bye baby bunting, daddy's gone a hunting. xo

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  5. I also have bin bags full of cotton bits... but I keep them. I am optimistic, in the face of reason, that one day I will make something of them.... possibly a patchwork dog blanket.
    Sx

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  6. I like getting ready for a party, but it takes me weeks to put everything away again.

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    1. EXACTLY - I am still putting things back

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  7. Brilliant illustration. Brilliant bunting. Are you done with it now? Could I, perhaps, trade you something for an envelope full of it? I LOVE bunting. (Perhaps you didn't know this about me). Sadly, I suffer from a condition that makes it impossible for me to cut fabric or sew anything. It's a kind of handicapping condition. This forces me to hold my hat out for bunting. "Will work for bunting" - sort of like that.

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    1. I will send you a string of bunting Kim. I'm leaving most of it up untill it falls off it's strings but I can spare a section for you xxx

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    2. Oh, that's lovely. Thank you.

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