Listening: to Haydn this week. You can’t go wrong with Haydn.
Reading: I’ve just finished Terry Pratchett’s Night Watch. A bit darker than some Pratchett, with interesting comments on politics.
Watching: still The Bridge, and Hidden, plus the Women’s Tour of Britain, which ends in Hidden country today.
Making: still the penultimate pair of socks.
The sampler is still stripy, but what was intended to be an exploration of line stitches has restricted irself to an exploration of chain stitch variations. There are so many! I’ve given up on rosette chain, though, because they always turn into a line of knots, but not the way they’re meant to.
Still ICADing. After a week of adding stitch to things, I’ve started on using bits of maps. I’ve made some in advance, because next week is going to be busy.
I made another book, this time for Wensleydale who keeps an old fashioned diary and likes unusual books to write in. This time I followed a Coptic binding class by Jody Alexander on Creativebug. My book is not perfect but I’m pleased with it. I learned things from both the book classes I’ve taken on Creativebug but if you decide to try any, I wished I’d watched them through before starting – to pick up things like incomplete materials lists!
Feeling: scared! We’re going to look at some houses next week which makes the house move feel like it’s really happening.
Visiting: an excellent lunch at the Farnham Pottery Cafe, followed by a visit to a small textile exhibition at Farnham Crafts Centre. It was an interesting exhibition, focussed on weaving, which meant it combined well with the Peter Collingwood show downstairs.
To give you a flavour of the show, this is a section of a very long, very beautiful rug by Collingwood, though the colour isn’t right.
And this is one of two stunning hangings by Sally Greaves-Lord.
Anticipating: a busy week – extra grandparenting, house viewing, hair cuts, and Babybel performing on a real stage in her first real show. She also has a visit to look around a local secondary school this week. I wrote about her birth in one of my first posts on the previous incarnation of this blog, which indicates how long I’ve been wittering on, if nothing else.