“Thrift is the really romantic thing; economy is more romantic than extravagance…thrift is poetic because it is creative; waste is unpoetic because it is waste…if a man could undertake to make use of all the things in his dustbin, he would be a broader genius than Shakespeare.” G. K. Chesterton
I [Karen] follow Richmond [Tigers] and Danny follows Collingwood [Magpies] two teams in the Australian Football League [AFL or Aussie Rules]. Aussie Rules is a fast and spectacular football style compared to many other football codes. Spectacular, in my opinion, due to the speed and aerial leaps by players. However, RUDE is not an avid supporter of any type of football and can take or leave watching the games.
I do however like to watch the entertainment at the AFL Grand Final. Lionel Ritchie did a great performance and had me dancing on the ceiling. But Meatloaf was ever after known, as low-grade minced meat after his performance [not worth posting here but you can watch it on Youtube]. I still do not know why the AFL uses overseas entertainers when there is such great talent in Australia. This year Tom Jones the Welsh entertainer will be belting out a tune or three for the AFL Grand Final footy crowd.
RUDE’s daughter is a keen Saints’ [St Kilda] team supporter. The St Kilda Football Team is in the AFL. It’s team colours are red, white and black. Therefore I want to make her a Scavenger Saint throw rug in these team colours. I have sourced woollen garments from landfill in these colours over the past year. The wool has been fulled and has been cut up into 61/2 inch squares. I have commenced the process of joining the squares together with a running stitch. The MCC initials on the grey/black patch stand for the Melbourne Cricket Club. This wool fabric patch came from a bomber jacket in the free bin of a local charity shop. The backing fabric is from a black QS bedsheet made of cotton and sourced from the point of landfill. It appears as new. I will bind the two pieces together with strips of this sheeting fabric.
It’s a patchwork craft project in progress with the aim of getting it finished for Christmas. I gather my daughter may not need to keep her legs warm at football games now, however when she’s much older she may welcome the warm sentiment. She has a red coloured motor car and may even choose to keep it there as a picnic rug.