So, a second post in almost as many days. Clearly, I am stuck at home bored and in need of distraction. The bug continues but at least I'm up out of bed, which is an improvement, although food shopping last night was an interesting experience.
I've always wanted a reading chair. The one above arrived last week, courtesy of Laura Ashley's sale. It is exactly what I'd always pictured in my head, right down to the shape and the cherry red stripes.
It makes you sit up quite straight (unless you are L, who lies sideways across it, legs draped over the arms, head resting on the wing-backs, kindle pressed to his nose), but at the same time it manages to feel cosy.
It is "my" chair, which is partly a family joke acknowledging the eccentricity of wanting a specific chair for reading in, but is also a nod towards the fact that people often have a favourite chair that is "theirs". We each sit in the same place for meals here, something that happened naturally over time. Whenever anyone moves to a different seat for any reason we all register the oddness of it. We're all creatures of habit deep down, I think. My in laws have their own chairs in their sitting room by the fire. If anyone else ever sits in them you can almost hear an audible gasp of shock coming from everyone else. They've never laid vocal claim to the chairs and they'd never shove anyone off them, it's just where they always sit. I like that. There's something reassuring about people being where you expect them to be. Do you have regular places you always sit in your home?
Other than reading in my chair (which incidentally is where I've taken to reading your blog posts too), I've been getting things ready for my sewing sale. The applique animals took ages on my faithful old Brother sewing machine. The top bobbin is starting to go and she's broken three needles in as many weeks, so, shh, don't breath a word, but I'm getting a new one for Christmas! One with a small computer in it that offers over 400 stitches! Gasp! And on top of that an Overlocker too! Thank you, beloved husband. I won't tell you yet what I've got him, that will have to wait till after Crimble, but I am very excited it.
Phyllis has done good service and I will keep her as a back up, now I'll have to think about a name for the new one. Suggestions, please. It's a Janome, if that helps. Janice? Jennifer? Jolene?
|Oyster Catcher tablet case|
|Westie on a makeup bag (an homage to Ted)|
|Another Westie, this time on a basket|
Hope all's well with you all.