Today, the shortest day
(at least here ... "down under" my friends have the longest day)
so time to post my Solstice piece.
I finished it yesterday evening,
right on time !
I was so happy to receive that indigo dyed thread
(that I sent as white thread to Birgit)
it was the best colour, together with a bit of yellow
to make the stitched "rays" between the "points".
This piece has a tail :
the Kaffe Fasset strip at the bottom
was longer than the (20 cm) side
and I left it on because I didn't know how to proceed, yet
Then I found another (blue) strip
that was just as long as the extending end
so I just stitched the two together !
A coincidence (?) that we found something else
with a tail, this morning ???
You may know that we have two cats in the house.
(they're daughter's, but live at our house for the time being)
About a week ago I suddenly discovered
in the kitchen and the living room !
The cats are staying in that area at night
(otherwise they sneak up to the bedroom
and we won't be sleeping very quietly ...)
But apparently, our cats are
or just a bit too old (15)
These last few days we took away the cat food at night,
cleaned the counter top very carefully,
and closed all the cupboards
where there might be something to eat
this morning : there he (she) was
(hmmmmm ... too well-fed for sure !
On this shortest day
we went to Amsterdam
to say a last farewell
to the old mother (97) of a good friend.
They gave her the most wonderful goodbye :
there are some wonderful musicians in that family
and during the ceremony they played several times,
what a special way to remember someone dear !