Saturday saw a fine but very chilly day in my beloved Bridport. Ah yes, Bridport is worth braving the miserable West Country weather which I thought I'd left behind when I left home eighteen years ago (gulp, I'm really getting very old now). The upside was that it was rather quiet around town and parking easy (any of you who have been to Bridport will know it's usually challenging to say the least). On the street market, I made an interesting find...
Something drew me to this box with it's removable little top shelf and sturdy iron handle. I think part of it was that old label just about hanging onto the front. I think it's very fitting for our house which might once have had a few servants to keep all the fireplaces swept and lit, beating all the rugs and watering all the aspidistras! I see it though, filled with contrasting pretty things, maybe in my Den, quite likely on my stall filled with dinky things I've made. We'll see but it did have to come home.
Something else which finally found room in the car was this...
This pinky Lloyd Loom style chair we found in a skip outside the auctioneers last Summer and so back to the cottage it duly went (amazing what you find in auctioneers' skips!) I pulled off all the old horsehair and hessian seat covering as it was wet and horrid and now I am going to effect a little transformation.
Did any of you spot anything else of interest in the photos? Something a bit like this?
Indeed like this!
This is my latest quilt to come into being, started about two weeks ago. The design is taken from Kim Diehl's book "Simple Comforts". It's not perhaps my usual style but it is certainly a beautiful book which lives up to its name, everything looks deliciously cosy and comforting. The "High Cotton" quilt graces the front cover and caught my eye straight away. Kim's is made in possibly brighter fabrics but I had been looking for a project to use up some of the Civil War stash left over from the sludge quilt and when I saw this, I knew this was it!
With today's breeze, it is certainly living up to its name!
It was quite a simple design to execute but very effective, think.
I have backed the quilt with cosy red flannel and the suggested black ditsy flowered cotton for binding. Oooh, I can't wait to get cosy with it!
Charlie Boy beat me to it though!
Hmm, now I am a woman in need of a new project...