This weekend the British forces Animal Rehoming Centre near us held a clean-up morning. One way or another we are becoming quite involved with BARC. Our neighbour Laura works there, Jim has just taken on a role as vice-chair of the committee, and of course it’s where Bella came from.
So we spent Saturday morning doing a very small part and helping out with the clean-up. I was assigned the job of painting part of the cattery and befriended a lovely cat called Trio, who helpfully decided to sit on me whilst I was doing the painting.
A visit to BARC also provides the opportunity to stock on some home made jam which is sold to raise funds.
Presentation really is everything isn’t it? I love the label on this and its little fabric hat. I should also give a nod to my wonderful ‘Nifty Fifty’ Canon lens which I used to take this photo. I confess I had it for many months without fully grasping its capabilities, but now I have been introduced to the finer points of bokeh, it has turned into an essential bit of kit.
I also had a craft swap this weekend. The aforementioned Laura took a shine to my cushions last weekend, so we struck a deal, she got her own…
And in return I got one of Laura’s lovely mosaic pieces…
I only realised after we did the swap just how appropriate it was to swap patchwork for mosaic, both of them being the art of reusing leftovers to create a new piece.