Delivered by hand, by vintage Rover, by post, dropped off with third parties and shared with cups of tea.
Blankets are already in use,
and sitting well alongside badgers on linen.
Now for a hare and tortoise.
This week I have diversified.
For a few hours I became an informal florist assistant arranging beautiful flowers in a very informal fashion.
Love in a mist,
alongside Peonies, Roses and Stocks.
I filled jugs with wonderful combinations of blues, greens and cream
all to be taken to church in the early hours of Sunday morning with bouquets and buttonholes ready for a wedding. I think it will have been a beautiful event and have heard that the bride loved the flowers.
Today I started a leaping hare on linen.
I think he may be one of several because sewing on that linen is simply wonderful!
p.s. Apologies for the lack of Blanket Appeal updates. The blanket situation is looking much healthier and this will be illustrated as soon as the rain stops. My Totaliser is created from chalk on a garden wall and is looking a bit sad. When the sun shines I promise.
A weakness for Witney blankets means that for months the long suffering cast and crew have humoured me; never complaining/noticing that every corner of our home is stuffed with wool. But now I am shocked to find I am down to the last, you know the one with the beautiful mending. So I am sending elves to all corners of the globe in search of supplies.
And I am offering a swap…
If you can find and send me a blanket (wool only – I am quite particular), postage should be approx. £8 depending on size, I will send by return a cushion or two depending on your expenses, with beast of your choice. When I say choice I mean a beast we agree on, there are some critters I have no empathy with and therefore rarely work for me. Blankets in any condition considered, probably best to email me a photo first, even the most distressed items are welcome here. If you are able to deliver in person even better, you will be welcomed with enthusiasm, and served tea and cake on the Moomin tray.
What do you say… up for a challenge? I hope so because Plan B is vague and involves dust sheets.