Friday, 28 September 2007
Thursday, 27 September 2007
Hoping to go out this afternoon on a fungus foray, but depends on getting a lift. I've never done one before, so hopefully it will come to fruition; keen to learn more about the subject. I'm fairly good on my plants and trees and edibles, but less so with mushrooms, etc; getting the chance to be guided by one of the country's top mushroom men is a great opportunity. Will get all my stuff ready and keep my fingers crossed........................
Wednesday, 26 September 2007
Tuesday, 25 September 2007
"The goal of integrating art and daily life, was a goal they had in common with most progressive artists of the time"
They sound a bit similar to Morris and the pre-Raphaelites, being into many froms of art as well as painting. Will do more research, as am quite inspired by this. Might even have to get the book....................
On Being a Domestic Goddess
I've washed the dishes, dried the dishes,
Put them all away.
I've tidied up and hoovered,
And kept the dust at bay.
My laundry's done, the ironing too,
With strength that I could muster,
The teatowels, sheets and pillow slips,
I even ironed the duster.
The toilet gleams, the sink as well,
The bath is shiny white;
The bath mat neatened nice and straight
Until it looks just right.
The stairs are clean, there's not a mark
Upon the wooden treads,
I dusted all the corners
When I went and changed the beds.
There's a line of flapping washing
Hanging smartly on the line,
The dog's walked, cat fed, chickens too,
And it's only half past nine.
There's a tray of fresh-baked fairy cakes,
And seven loaves of bread,
Fourteen jars of home made jam,
To keep them all well-fed.
A pot of boiling home-made soup
That bubbles on the Aga,
I don't see why domestic bliss
Should always be a saga.
All my hems are taken up and
All my socks are mended,
All my buttons sewn on tight,
Any less and I'm offended.
Half past three, a cup of tea,
And dinner's on the go.
Potatoes, carrots, peas and kale -
I grow my own, you know.
Family back by half past five,
And happy smiling faces,
Sitting round the table,
In all their rightful places.
Dinner done, more dishes washed,
It's really never ending.
I sit down in my comfy chair
And finish off the mending.
I knit and sew and cook and bake,
I don’t have time for telly;
You'll find me in the kitchenMaking wine and apple jelly.
And later on, a nice hot bath
To ease my aches and pains,
I'll get up in the morning, smile,
And do it all again.
I'm dedicated, strong and calm,
While under such duress,
I'm organised and punctual,
I've never heard of stress.
For I am woman, brave and staunch,
And never could be less;
I live my life for hearth and home -
A true Domestic Goddess.
Ofcourse it's me, as you well know!
But you'll be glad to find
That this Domestic Goddess
Exists purely in my mind!
Monday, 24 September 2007
Felt inspired to start the Triangles quilt another forum member put up a link for, and came up with this, a strip of triangles to start it off; it's a good way of using up wee bits from the stash, and will be really colourful when done, nice and quick on the machine too.
I'm still working on the blue and white handpieced hexagon top, and acquired a nice bag of hexagon patches from the jumble sale on Saturday. Should keep my busy on the quilting front..........
I love the autumn.........................