Sunday, October 05, 2008
The Saga of the Decaying Catalogue
As some of you know I live in a Flat(Apartment) and we moved here because I loved the view. We do have a garden, looked after by a gardener, but when you want to hide a catalogue under a bush, it does create a slight problem. The gardener would probably throw it away and my neighbours would think I was mad if they saw me hiding it there and checking on it every few weeks. Maggie Grey fans will all know what I'm talking about here and for the odd one who doesn't know, take a look here.
Maggie's latest book, Textile Translations - Mixed Media is out and you will be able to order it at D4daisy Books Maggie Grey Textile Explorations page
But the Gods took a hand and as I was out walking this afternoon I came across an old catalogue already decaying nicely! My only worry is that it was already hidden by another Maggie fan. My husband accompanied me and reminded me how many dogs were taken walking along the lane every day, so I came home without it. I e-mailed a few Dodger friends and another Maggie Maggie Harris would you believe, persuaded me to take out my rubber gloves and a plastic bag and go back for it. Which I immediately did, just in case someone else took a fancy to it. I got DH to take a photo of me on the way out. Does that make it Three Mad Maggies do you think?
I went over the style and crossed the railway line, waited until a few of the other walkers had gone by, looking furtively to each side, using my rubber gloves I shook off the insects that lived in it and put it in my plastic bag.
I took a photo of it in situe first though.
Then another after washing it carefully in the sink. It's very fragile.
Now it is drying in the sun in our little sun room, this will take some time I should think though as we don't get many sunny days any more.