Dear Diary, My son has asked me to ask all of you if you know anyone in Brampton who is looking for a room mate or border for the summer as he has a summer job there. He is serious, if you know anyone please leave a comment or give me a call. He just got a great job in a business there for the summer and needs to get a place to stay. He is a good young man ( I am his mother after all) and would be a great tenant or border. So let us know if you know someone in Brampton, Ontario who wants a twenty year old summer student to live with them. He is mature and sensible. There is my pitch.
So today I had a great visit with Heidi Wulfraat. We had a few laughs and really enjoyed each other. I left with some handspun for a new rug I am working on and a swift and a ball winder for the studio. Heidi has also started carrying great fabrics so I bought some curtain fabric and I am going to handset curtains for my kitchen. I like to handset curtains, one nice straight line across.
Last week I met some women for lunch in Pugwash at The Elms restaurant and they had a great idea for gorgeous fabric. It was simply six blocks of wood covered with fabric. It would also be lovely covered with dyed wool. You could use canvases if you wanted. I think fabric is really getting me excited lately. I put both pictures here because there is such subtle differences in the light I could not decide which one I liked better. I also love the pressback chair peeking up the side of the picture. Composition, even in a snap off your phone is always worth considering. I have oodles of new wool…56 bolts I counted. I have not had curtains for years in my houses but I just hung some in my front room and now have plans for kitchen curtains and maybe some out of linen( yes the backing) for another room. All just a simple fold over with a hand sewn straight stitch on a clean simple rod.
So that is the news today…we need a boarding house in Brampton, Ontario, and I bought fabric for curtains. All ends of the spectrum, thanks for reading. I’ll look forward to your studio visits this summer.