I’m hoping for a long hot summer spent sitting in the garden painting boats. The table is a very pretty metal one with a trellis-work top, somehow designed exactly so that pencils, pens and especially paintbrushes fall through the gaps.
My old and extremely faded tablecloth has been made into the ‘painting tablecloth’. I see this as giving it a new lease of life rather than a demotion; I like its fadedness and I hope that a few splatters of paint will give it an interesting character.
The new one is nearly finished, just the final edging triangles and the backing to do.