Kerchief! Er, bless you.


My niece Georgia showed up these holidays wearing headscarves. And so headscarves it was! Or kerchiefs. Or bandanas. Whatever. They're very Sound of Music and all popping-out-to-the-berry-patch, so we made some appropriate ones. Four in fact, for the four resident under-sevens. (Henry declined.) 








Tilly helped. So helpful. She got busy sorting out the pins on the pincushion waiting for a turn to make the sewing machine go, and accidentally pressed down on the pedal and very nearly sewed my index finger to the second headscarf. 

After a VERY CAREFULLY AUTHORISED turn of the pedal, she took up measuring instead which didn't really help me turn up one straight corner or actually make a single headscarf that fitted any child. Ivy is wearing hers as an apron. 




But the girls politely declared that they would grow into them. The Lyden cousins are half English, and have really very lovely manners. They graciously agreed to be photographed in a high wind on a hill, which given their slight frames and the fact their only ballast was Tilly, was frightfully sporting. 





They only very nearly blew away.




Before they gave it up, and trundled in for sandwiches. 

Anyway, it didn't really matter, Tilly and I had lots of fun and I have an index finger on my left hand without a sewing needle through it so that's terrific news. 

Hope you're needle-free too, and that someone one day makes you a set of matching headscarves. 



Cousins are the best.


7 Comments on “Kerchief! Er, bless you.

Mrs Homespun
January 7, 2014 at 5:49 am

Despite living in different parts of the country growing up, one of my cousins was and still is one of my best friends. This week we are moving to a small acreage just a few 100 metres from my sister-in-law’s and my girls are most excited about living so close to their cousins. You are so right, cousins are the best!

January 7, 2014 at 8:33 am

You have me all loved up, Fi. Thanks for days of gorgeousness.

International Woman of Mystery
January 7, 2014 at 5:24 pm

I am just so so so glad you’re back. I missed Inner Pickle more than words can say. These last posts have been deeeelightful. Possibly because we’ve been starring in some of them. Narcissist, moi?

January 7, 2014 at 6:46 pm

Gorgeous fabric and such happy little faces with their new accessories! Just love your posts, I read your latest one and then mosey my way through about 25 other posts through the “You might also like:” It takes me to the most wonderful places…made my first batch of Artisan bread in 5 minutes last night and today – it’s DELICIOUS! And we are still working our way though the Lazy Lady slice after demolishing two lots of Jam and Coconut slice. Bought passionfruit today for the passionfruit slice too – your blog is GOLD!

January 8, 2014 at 12:29 am

Hi Andrea! thanks so much, glad you’re in slice mode, that passionfruit slice is so YUM, I hope you love it. xx

January 8, 2014 at 4:12 am

Fi, you’re a brave woman . . Glad you lived through the “help” with your sewing machine pedal, and walked away with all your digits still intact! Love the pictorial story of the headscarves!

My favorite summers were spent with my cousin Tommy up at my Gram’s cottage!

Thank you for making me smile!

January 9, 2014 at 10:59 pm

Holy Smakerels! Do we love it? Oh yes we do! It was DELICIOUS!! Mine was rather windswept looking on top, but the passionfruity goodness is so hard to resist. I will definitely be making it again. Tomorrow it is gingerbread man day with my kids. You’re a slice of genius Miss Fi, you really are. x


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