Thursday, 13 January 2011
What I want.
Well, as you can see I am hard at work; orders are being packaged, bookwork is being sorted and designs for the spring range are underway. Hmm, I expect you can tell that is all one big fib. Quite honestly the dire weather is sapping any inspiration and though I actually feel quite excited about all things work (yes, even the inevitable sorting through the paper mountain), I seem to be working on slow-time just now.
What I want is to soak up the bright glow of these tete-a-tete narcissi, the light through the pale lemon petals seeming to deny the fact that there is a veritable downpour outside the window.
I want to snuggle up in the soft folds of my quilt wrapping it around me as I dip into some of my favourite books. I actually read The Long Winter while the snow fell outside and I was curled up warm in my bed. So perfect to read a book that matches the weather. I am now once again reading To Kill a Mocking Bird and remembering just why it is one of my most favourite reads ever.
I want to bury my face in this huge bunch of viburnum and let the strange-yet-pleasant scent tickle my nose and remind me there is life out there even in this wet, wet winter.
I really want to play with these gorgeous fabrics and create... anything! I do so much sewing and yet little of it these days is for us.
I look around and see the need for new cushion covers (ours are shameful in their decrepitude); we desperately need a draught excluder and I so want to recreate one like I made for our daughter Lauren with its little house and embroidered flowers scattered along the length; I really want to begin making a quilt for our bed. And then there is dressmaking. The possibilities are endless.
I have said before that I am a cat-like creature in my love of warmth and comfort. I am drawn always to fire whether of the bonfire variety - all smoke-filled breeze crackling with myriad sparks and that delicious smell of autumn - or this wonderful cosy kind which makes me want the evening to hurry up so I can sit by it once more.
I love the way it draws you closer
and closer, the scorching heat bathing me in a soporific glow, the hypnotic flames climbing up the chimney a drowse and dream the evening away.
As it is, I must get back to work however slowly, but these wants will stay in my mind and cheer the dark day a little.
What is it you want today? x