that song came to my mind when I looked out of the window yesterday. we had some lovely sunny days last week, icy cold, but with blue sky at least. and yesterday - dense freezing fog, everything covered in white ice and things like trees, a bit further away, looked like old black and white photos. the eucalyptus was grey and frozen and looked like a feature in one of those old Edgar Wallace films:))
but despite the grey ugliness around - there were some nice finds. my clay witch wears a white veil - made from frozen cobwebs. a new meaning to cobweb lace? well, ok, if I had a nose like hers - I'd try to cover it up as well:))
and the primulas, which I brought inside just in time - are trying their best to get rid of the winter doom and gloom! they always cheer me up no end - I'd never wear colour combinations like those in fabric form, but I do like them in flowers!
on the textile front I am still knitting the vest (maybe I'll finish the zig zags for a photo tomorrow) and the last bit of the 2nd slouch sock. I also work on the teas - and I am ironing my back bent to finish all the fabrics in time for saturday's workshop. the worst is yet to come - after all that ironing I have to mordant the whole lot, let it dry again - and start all over again with the ironing! no choice, if I mordant the wrinkly fabric, I can't iron it hot enough afterwards to get it smooth (important esp. for fabric marbling!) and to not risk burning the stuff! not a good job for someone like me - who hates ironing with a vengeance:((
and when browsing my fabric stash for the light cottons, I found a nice piece of fabric for a new embroidery project I have been planning for some time. it's supposed to be a secret - a surprise for someone. but it's inspired by a book I read, which I liked a lot:)) it will be done with a combination of embroidery, patchwork and applications..... that's all on that topic for now.