I am SUCH a procrastinator!!! Don't get me wrong, I can work really hard and whizz through projects when they interest me. But when I know things are going to be arduous, or tedious, I will push them to the back of my list of things to do.
This lovely bedspread is one of those things. WAY back in June I got a call from a woman asking if I would be interested in repairing a bedspread for her. She was quite insistent, but I had just had one lot of surgery, found out I had cancer and was about to go in for another lot of surgery. So I put her off for a while, thinking that I would just say "no" when she called again.
And call she did. In October I agreed to go and have a look at the bedspread- just to be professional about it before I said no. That was my mistake. Of course, I immediately fell in love with this bedspread; with its history, with all the work that someone a long, long time ago put into it. At the time it felt like an honour to be given the opportunity to work on something like this. I agreed to do it (for a fee of course), but gave myself A LOT of time. And then...well there was the craft fair to prepare for and Christmas and ...well, here I am in February and I haven't touched it for 4 months!
|detail of the repair work that is needed|
|detail of the repair work that I have done|
So that's what I'll be doing for the next few