This time Scatterdays is brought to you by the letter “I”. The categories are Money, Tools, Metal, and for something quilt related, Inchies. Is the letter I an easy one? This is what I came up with.
Money - Income. As a retired couple, our income these days comes courtesy of the New Zealand government, thanks very much. Our handy Gold Card saves us a little of that income by allowing us to travel free on local buses and trains during non peak hours on workdays, and all hours each weekend. Makes a day out that much more affordable!
Tools – Iron and Ironing Board. These are very important tools indeed for quilters, indeed for any type of sewing at all. And I am one of those who rather enjoy doing the household ironing! Our house was sold several months ago and everything is put in storage while we waited for our new house to be built. We got our new keys yesterday, and are slowly moving in, but will stay overnight in the caravan while we wait for our new furniture and curtains to arrive. I’ve bought myself a new iron and ironing board to celebrate our move, and no doubt we will find it sooner or later as we start to remove all that “stuff” from the lock-up unit.
Metal – Ingot. There is a bit of a story attached to my gold ingot. Our house and the next door neighbours house were burgled some years ago by forcing open a small window and then a child was dropped through to open up the door. The thieves went through the house, and stole several pieces of my jewellery, including my gold ingot. When our insurance claim was settled, we went back to the manufacturing jeweller who had previously made some of the stolen pieces. Helen, the jeweller, told us that she could make the replacement ingot by melting and casting the gold, rather than buy in an inferior ready made one from a chain of jewellers. So she did – and this is the result.
Inchies. I have to admit defeat with Inchies, as I have never sewn any. So the next best thing is my offering of this wall hanging, made with pieces measuring 2inches by 1 inch. This was made in a class many years ago, when I was quite new to P & Q. I can’t even tell you what it is called, or the date it was made, as it is packed away in a crate or two with all the other quilts in our lock-up, which is packed to the gunnels with all the other household effects! I will come across it soon, I’m sure. But it is hand quilted, and used to hang above a door in the hallway of our previous house.