I had a reasonable day, the market runs 8 am - 1pm, so I am home by about 2.30. Sold quite a few wool blankets, Hudson's Bay and from Ontario mills. Also the 19th century Irish chain variation (top right on rack) found a new home, I will miss this quilt as not only is it attractive, it was light, and had many interesting fabrics and features that made good a very good example for my customers to see when I talk about antique quilts.I shall have to find another to take its place.
The Grainstorm vendor looks happy in his work.
Love the sedum in my garden this time of year. Perhaps I should not tell this story in a public forum, but about 15 years ago I was visiting my sister in Kent...conversation goes like this
me...whats this plant?
S... Oh, you remember, it was in Nan's garden at 29 Pownell Road (east end of London, now, sadly demolished)
S...Uncle Joe dug it up when they left the house (the residents were re-located to Essex) and bought it down to Mum's (south east Kent) it took really well. so I planted some cuttings here when Mum died.
me...I should like some
So the next day, when I was leaving for the airport, S took a cutting, dipped it in rooting stuff, wrapped it in damp newspaper and popped it in a plastic bag.
I planted it in my garden in Canada and after a few years establishing itself, the sedum flourished. My son and daughter have it in their gardens, my daughter in Yorkshire has some, my now married niece and nephew grow it also back in London.
I love the idea that it came from the dirty east end of London (it was called a slum, but anyone who came from there knows different...it was a caring community)
It is though my grandparents (dead for 50 years, my parents also) are still caring and thinking about us, and their love for their family and the warmth I feel for them even now still flourishes in this plant.