Hopefully I won't find a red-bellied black snake, like Mr TMW did the other day. It's the time of year we call snake weather. It occurs in Spring when the weather starts to warm up and again in Autumn. The red-bellied black snakes are more scared of us, than we are of them. However, I still find them scary. It's time to do some Spring cleaning in the garden and keep the plants off the paths and clear up any old things left lying around.
During my mammoth clean up inside, I found some huckaback embroidery that I did at school, many moons ago. I had wrapped the material around a glass plate to protect it.
Now, I use the term Huckaback Embroidery rather loosely. There's no background or pictures in my embroidery. But, hey, I was only about nine years of age at the time and it is embroidery stitches on huckaback material.
We were fortunate to have had sewing lessons at Primary School. The boys did weaving with cane, while the girls did sewing. Now-a-days, neither of these are in the school curriculum over here. I would have liked to have tried cane weaving, too.
I'd like to find some of the other sewing I did whilst at school. My needle case is at Mum's. I use hers and she uses mine. I have no idea where the rest are. I suppose if I attempt some more indoors Spring cleaning I might come across them.
I'm not sure what to do with this sample now. I've washed and ironed it, but where to put it. It seems a waste to put it back into a cupboard, where it won't be seen, possibly until another Spring clean. At one point, I think I used it to put under vases to protect the table. That just means I'd have to wash it often and anyway, it's the wrong shape. I would like to use it or even to upcycle it, but nothing springs to mind at the moment. Let me know if you have any ideas.
I'd like to try my hand at embroidery again. I do remember enjoying it and finding it quite relaxing. Anything that causes me to relax is good.