I thought I might share another interesting item I have had stored away for a few years. This silk runner/table mat was given to me by Lyn's mum who had it passed on to her by a friend who's family used to travel to India many years ago.
It's heavily decorated with metal embroidery which I assume was originally gold coloured. Parts are damaged and the silk itself is very worn, even threadbare in parts. I still think it is beautiful and would be nice framed for the wall. Not sure what I might do with it yet. Please excuse the dodgy and rather uninspired images. :)
On more tedious subjects, I have been painting the skirting board, architraves and some of the picture rail in my studio room over the last couple of days. The joiner forgot to take off the back part of the picture rail profile so the hooks cannot currently grip. We need to run it through the table saw to take a bit off and then I'll be painting that too.
Just a small tip... when painting, especially white enamel paint, don't wear your favourite jeans and then sit on the paint lid. Messy. It did come off with copious amounts of turps thankfully.
ps. I just wanted to thank you for your lovely birthday wishes. I don't generally tell people ( just blab it to the world wide web instead!!!) so your thoughts were really wonderful. xx