Getting up early in the spring and summer I get to enjoy the flood of morning sunlight that fills my studio work table. I love the shadows and light cast over the table and the mess I’ve left from the day before….
When I’ve got a lot on I tend to be a bit of a messy worker, it’s much better now I have a separate room to work in, but for years I’d leave a messy pile of wool and fabric, empty cups, sketchbooks and the like in a big circle on the carpet, with a small gap in the middle where I would have been sitting.
The table is covered with small piles of Jamieson’s wool as I’m crocheting little flower blossoms and leaves for brooches. When I’ve sewn them together I trim all the tiny woolly ends and put them to one side as I save the snippets of wool and fabric for stuffing (pin cushions, toys etc)….
There is also a small stack of dresden plate patchwork pieces I’m using to embellish the patchwork pieces I’m sewing for the Les Soeurs Anglais competition (if you haven’t entered yet there’s still a little time)….
The postcard tucked at the back is one of my favourite pictures, it’s a photograph by the late Steve Lovi…. and it’s some twenty odd years old, wherever I live it’s blue-tacked or pinned to a wall.
I like this time of the day best of all, the house is quiet and the light is perfect. As much as I love huddling down in the winter, piling the bed up with blankets and quilts, curling up in a chair with a book and a woolly cardigan, eating piping hot puddings and casseroles with dumplings……. spring and summer mornings never fail to lift my heart