Not a great deal of sewing has been happening lately, but I’m pleased to announce that Robin has been busy lately helping me hang up an extra quilt or two in the sewing room. Not really a matter of banging hooks in the walls, these days he is a firm believer in using Command hooks with adhesive backs. I don't really mind what method he uses – I’m just pleased to get a bit more colour on the walls. And a couple more quilts get liberated from the cupboard.
First up went the hanging rod. This necessitated measuring, a check made with the a spirit level to make sure it went up straight and even, tiny pencil marks made on the wall, then on went the adhesive hooks. Then up went “Angels to Watch over You”,
This pattern is “Redwork Angels”, designed by Susan Claire, and was stitched while enjoying trips away in our caravan.over quite a long period of time. It was finally completed it in 2012, and as I have told my grown-up grand-daughters, I have made it for when they finally get around to having babies! Goodness knows when that will be. So in the meantime I will enjoy seeing it hanging up here in my sewing room.
Also newly hanging up on the wall is “High Tech Tucks, Garden Window”, completed in 1998. This was started in a class with Caryl Breyer Fallet many years ago when she came out to New Zealand to teach at the Wellington Symposium. Sadly, the wall-hanging languished unfinished for several years before I really made an effort to get it completed. I think it is quite clever design using a large scale print, and it is one of my favourites.
It’s nice to see these gracing the walls in my (very small) sewing room, thank you Robin.