So, what did I get done this weekend? Well, I painted and waxed one of my chairs! If you want to do this yourself, check out Miss P’s blog post here.
Lord Sheraton beeswax is one of the best products in the whole world ever, like, ever. It has a gorgeous and distinctive aroma that brought back such strong memories of my time with Miss P, when we worked together on renovating a bedside table. I became quite emotional, actually! If and when I am a decrepit old woman, and someone opens a jar of Lord Sheraton beeswax anywhere near me, I shall immediately think of Portia and probably burst into tears. Aren’t smells amazing for the memories attached?
During the work, I remembered some Liberty lawn quilting squares that I’d bought four months ago. So I whipped those up. I don’t really know what I’m doing with quilting, so winged it…
I set my Bernina to stitch number 24, which is a ‘hand look quilt stitch’, apparently. This exercise made me feel a bit sad – I don’t use my machine’s options anywhere near enough.
I added sweet little ribbon ties…
And that was me, done. One chair down, two more to go.
Now, please don’t tell me I’m the only person to tear up at a smell. What is your favourite aroma and what memories does it bring back?