This is a no knit Knit and Natter, but there is some patchwork going on.
We went to the Repair cafe last week, and so glad we did as the 100th repair was made on the cafe’s one year anniversary.
Photo by June Emerson, mender is Stuart Hobbs. The lady you brought in the 100th repair was awarded the pumpkin. The wheels were fixed but she was referred on to have it repainted.
Mr E was inspired to bring home a broken table. It had to come home as it needed hours to set the glue and clamping. It has gone from this
I gave it a good polish with the bee’s wax polish. We returned it to its owner yesterday, and she was very pleased. She took us down her garden to pick apples. I have two big bags full to freeze.
Another busy week- the library, a trip to Scarborough, gardening, planning of walks. I love being retired, the days just whizz by.
Kate wrote about a project she has become involved with here called Days for girls, highlighting the problems girls have attending school when they have no sanitary protection. The project involves making environmental friendly sanitary towels thus enabling girls to go to school. They are made pretty so the girls don’t mind washing them.
My Mother used to tell me horror stories of the rags she had as a girl and how her older brother would tease her when they were hung out to dry. ” B’s got her period!” Brothers hey. I was lucky as a girl and had access to sanitary towels and the only reason I missed school during my period was when I had crippling tummy ache and need my bed and a hot water bottle.
Anyway it set me thinking and I recalled hearing that girls in the UK miss school because they have no sanitary towels which is quite appalling in our country, and really upset me. So I set about googling the issue which brought me up against the problems homeless women face and those who flee domestic violence. I cannot imagine how horrible it must be to be on the streets and having a period. So next time I go to the supermarket I shall be buying sanitary towels and tampoons and donating them to the food bank.
I did see a project which sells franchises to women in Africa so they can make their own sanitary towels and sell them. I wish I could be certain they weren’t a rip off. Maybe I should stop worrying about whether charities miss appropriate funds and just hope for the best. Such mixed feelings on the subject.
Pain relief at such times too, concerns me….
Moving on. I have made the unicorn cushion and I couldn’t be more proud of myself. The unicorn was fun to make.
But for me she was the easy part, I can do embroidery and applique. It was the bit I did next which made me so happy. After umpteen years of wanting and being too scared to making a log cabin cushion, I have.
It took two books and five hours, but I did it.
And the back.
And all from stash. The only thing I had to buy was the cushion pad.
Oddly for me, there has been no knitting this week. But all the ends have been stitched into the Eastern Jewels blanket, three evenings that took. I have now embarked on the 12th tile.
The fairy is under construction she just needs a face and her ears doing- the tricky bit.
I have a quiet weekend ahead- maybe some gardening and walking and some knitting.
So what are you up too this weekend? Something nice I hope,
Look forward to hearing from you,