Listening: ‘Late Junction’ from Radio 3 on iPlayer, in lieu of live Radio 3 which is opera, not my cup of tea. 
Re-reading: still the Tana French – ‘Cold Harbour’. It’s tense, I need to tackle it in small increments.

Watching: I think there’s something we decided we wanted to watch on Tuesday, though I can’t remember what it was.

Making: still knitting, still embroidering, still drawing. Last week’s SKO’s came out very well, but I have neglected to photograph them. This week’s is making steady progress, and if I can photograph it without leaving my seat, I will add an image. (Lazy? Moi?) 

I have some canvaswork on the go (hands again) and tomorrow I shall be starting 1 Year of Stitches 2017. (Not hands. Probably.) I intend to post progress on that here once a week. I managed the 100 Days Project, surely I can manage a year? The drawing is not for publication.

Feeling: A little more animated than last week. We avoid going out before Christmas if we can (The crowds! The people!) but now things have quietened down a bit we’ve been to the Hillier Gardens (still quite busy – and foggy) and to our favourite gallery/coffee shop (also busy but fortunately not foggy). That excitement has cheered me up and got me working again.

Anticipating: 2017, with some trepidation. As Wensleydale says, ‘hope for the best, prepare for the worst. 

On which note, and having finished of the last of this years supply of parentheses, I wish you all a very happy, peaceful and secure New Year.


Oh dear.

Oh dear.

When I moved my blogs over from Blogger to here, I intended to post more frequently – but it hasn’t happened. Even though Uni has finished and we had two weeks off from grandparenting. My excuse is that we were busy doing things which we hadn’t had time to do in the last, mad weeks before the Degree show, but that didn’t really take up much time. We only managed one visit to Walford Mill, and one to the Hillier Gardens. I spent more time just relaxing, pottering in my workroom doing nothing very much, and being sociable.

I have managed some more of the ‘365: Make Something Every Day’ prompts, though not every day. The top one involved air drying clay, a rolling pin (not one I use for pastry!) and ‘stamps’ – like bits of knitting and embroidery. As you can see, I discovered that the dried clay is more fragile than real clay…

I can’t remember what the prompt for this one was, but the book is not part of it, it just seemed a suitable place to put the drawing. The drawn feather was done with the real feather, which is there to remind me.

The knitting I showed you last time has been frogged, finished and in one case felted. Meet baby glove, before and after he met the washing machine.

Unfortunately I don’t have a photo of the scarf, and It is at home and I am not. However it is triangular and very red.

Regular readers may have noticed the absence of junk mail books in recent weeks. This is because, amazingly, there was a shortage of junk mail, although the postman rectified this on Monday, when 80% of our mail was junk, and 10% of the rest was a bill. I was going to gesso my junk, as you do, but when I opened the gesso pot, it had dried out and was unusable, so I have had to order some more. Watch this space.

Not much to show for two weeks off, but I did have a very interesting email at the beginning of the week, which may turn into an exciting opportunity. More when I know more!