RARE CREATIVE PERIODS
I’ve never been much good at making things. My knitting, to help the war effort, always developed holes that had to be darned afterwards and sewing was limited to necessary repairs when the children were little. I had creative periods in pregnancy when I embroidered the midriff of my sons’ nighties and sewed lace round the sleeve edges and satin ribbon round the blankets, and that was it.
About 27 years ago I changed my life and found I had long lonely hours to deal with. I knew attempting anything fine and delicate would be a disaster bur remembered how the whole family used to join in making rugs, to keep out the howling gales from under the doors and decided to make a rug.
I am proud of it – it measures 72” x 45” and sits comfortably in the hall. I was inspired to show it off by John G (see side-bar) showing a beautiful painting of birds, which he did when he was younger. I’d love to stay and chat but I have a date with the M 5. ( a motorway)