searching through the long losts
I know, you’ve heard it all before :-) But here we go again anyway!
Finishing off the prairie fairy quilt has really prompted me to pull out all those long lost projects. I have sooooooo many. Sometimes when I pull them out, they are greeted with a hmm … not quite sure what I had in mind there. Other times, it’s like finding a once loved toy or book. The magic happens all over again.
It was a bit of half and half with this wee lass. As I pulled her out, her flowering spring branch and whimsical upper half delighted me. The skirt? Not so much. I especially dislike those last two tiers of the skirt. Yech! I don’t like ANY of the skirt.
For a moment, I thought about folding her back up but her rosy cheeks made me smile, so I pondered ….
Oh yes! Much nicer! And – without all the frou frou I’ll be able to quilt it really nicely. Yep, much better. And there are visions for her background. See, I’ve just finished reading the Lighthouse Stevensons – wonderful read, if you’ve ever madly wished you were one of the Famous Five and could run away to a lighthouse or spent years wandering through the Child’s Garden of Verse, you really must read this fascinating tale – and I’m thinking this lass is in fact a Scottish lighthouse wife. She can’t be a keeper – they never employed women lighthouse keepers in Scotland – but a lighthouse keeper’s wife. Living in a sturdy, beautifully built cottage, with a cow, some shetland sheep, collecting the local fauna to dye her wool …
Mmmmmm …. now we’re talking.