It’s a great day for washing today. The sun is out, although the temperature is rather on the cool side. But the breeze is blowing nicely, and the load of washing is flapping outside. There is nothing like washing dried outside in the sun, is there? But laundry waits for no one, even in cold wet wintry weather. During the winter months I hand my washing out of the rain and in the garage. I’m one of those people who quite enjoy doing the washing, and I have this hanging above the washing machine. I rather like ironing too.
My little wall-hanging “Wash Day” has been over seeing the laundry duties for quite some time now. I made it in a class in the local quilt shop in 1994, and remember the tutor telling me that it was a hand appliqué class. But that didn’t appeal to me and I was the only one in the class to do my appliqué by machine. The Holly Hobbie girl has a little quilt, a pair of pantaloons, and an apron pegged out on her clothesline.
Yesterday’s weather was quite spectacular with thunder and lightning and a freak hail storm which hit the capital and continued up the Hutt Valley. Over 500 lightning strikes were recorded in the city, the temperatures dropped dramatically, and hail rattled down. Just as well it’s a much nicer day today.
Photos by MATT VELDE – hail in Wellington