The weather, today, has been mostly bright and clear and cheerful. However the wind has been off the cold cold Atlantic, with a feels-like factor below zero centigrade, and pumelling us – literally out of the blue! – with hailstones like ball bearings. Yes, a very beautiful day, but a beauty best surveyed from the warm and comfortable indoors!
I’ve been busy finishing off a number of projects for the Hebridean Woolshed. There’s a stack of Harris Tweed cushion covers of diverese designs, sewn up, filled with cushion pads from my stash of cushion pads, priced and tagged, and – after J took a photo of a couple we thought we might even like for ourselves – taken up to the Hebridean Woolshed’s shop (real-world only!), at the ‘front end’ of the walled garden (by the South Gate)
On the left, a 45in square cushion. The removable cover is made with a traditional herringbone weave in apple green for the obverse ; and for the reverse a plain-woven forest green – with contrasting buttons covered in the apple green.
On the right, a 45in by 35in rectangular cushion with fixed cover. The reverse is in the forest green tweed, the obverse with panels of green/navy plaid either side of the forest green centre panel.
I finished off another Shetland scarf, in a random colouring entirely driven by my own fancy and whatever colours of merino wool were within reach.
And I finished making buttons with coverings of Harris Tweed (using scraps left over from other projects), and packed those up as well.
So its been a This-and-That sort of a day!