… and today we’re going to have a quick visit to my room.
It’s reasonably easy to change this room over for Christmas because it has gumleaf green walls to start with and a floaty mosquito net over my cream Edwardian-style iron bedstead.The bed linens get changed over to a nice rich burgundy [ or if they’re in the wash, I make do with cream ] and THIS year I finally have a ‘proper’ Christmas quilt on my bed.
From memory, I was only going to make something about lap sized, to go on one of the armchairs, but the quilt had other ideas.
In the end, the size was determined by the length available of the burgundy and gold snowflake fabric that was just crying out to be the sashing.
It’s just a simple strip quilt, made with decades worth of seasonal fabric leftovers, strips cut from charm squares, and quite a few bits that students left in the scrap bins at class over the years. Bits that were ‘too small to do anything with’. I love looking at all those different tiny bits and trying to remember where they came from.
Some other Christmas touches :
Shabby chic style primitive wooden angels hang from the mosquito net, the armoire that belonged to my Great Granny and wherever else they fit:
Acrylic icicles hanging from the light fitting – and a much larger one in the window that I’m not showing you because then you’d see how dusty the window is [ goat paddock … lost cause ]
If you look closely enough you may be able to spot scissors, bell shaped knitting needle gauges, an ivory stiletto, a vegetable ivory needlecase from Nepal,an abalone shell thimble holder and a few other bits and bobs
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