I’m in need of a bit of loveliness right now.
Having been due to attend court for jury service this week, I found myself starting a heavy cold last Sunday night. Luckily, I wasn’t going to be needed the next day, or the day after that. By Monday afternoon, it was clear that this was going to be more than your average cold. Reluctant to spray these potent germs all over the court, I went to see my doctor, who took one brief listen to the strange barking noises emerging from my mouth and diagnosed a viral chest infection. One medical certificate later, and jury service is no longer anything to worry about. The rest of it is not so wonderful, of course…. as it’s a virus, I can only ease the symptoms with the aid of my trusty box of cold and flu remedies.
Today, our lovely postlady dropped a box on the back doorstep. Thinking it was some car or mower part the husband had ordered, I brought it in, and it wasn’t till I saw the customs declaration and the fact that it was coming from the Netherlands and addressed to me that I realised it was that most welcome of parcels – fabric! The darling, kind sister for whom I made the Bonnard quilt had promised that she’d find me some fabric as a thank you for making her the quilt. And now, here it was; not one but three pieces:
The dolphin fabric is an easy one. I have some beautiful batik in exactly the same colours, and I plan to make a thin summer kimono-style dressing gown from both the fabrics, with a thin piping of bright pink.
The other two are pretty much demanding to be made into summer tops, and I’m already rubbing my hands in glee at the thought of what I can do with the scraps! For now, they’re going into my dress-fabrics box, to be fetched out and petted regularly. I don’t have any idea who they’re made by, as none of the selvedges has any information, but they are 100% cotton, and the quality of both the fabric and the printing is excellent.
I feel much better already!