I set out to Jackie's in light rain and by the time I came home it was pouring and stayed like that for most of the day. The heating was turned up and all was warm and cosy inside in contrast.
It was Jackie's birthday so I took over some flowers and we had a good old chat about all sorts of things and have arranged a day together at Hyde Hall next Thursday. We'll have lunch there and then enjoy the (hopefully) spring air and the early spring flowers. We both love Hyde Hall and it's so cheering to have treats to look forward to!
The afternoon was spent in starting to sew up a skirt, a very easy one with an elasticated waist so no zip or waistband. I'm very short of summer skirts and it's not always the right weather to wear jeans so this is the first of a few.
I wanted to use a certain stitch but found I don't have the appropriate presser foot so I've contacted Bernini to ask about it. They no longer make that model but there might be something compatible or they might have some old stock! Fingers crossed.
Then it was tuition. Poor old T turned up rather damp but the session was great and I can see real progress. Very encouraging for us both.
Pottery was good, as usual, but I was very, very tired for some reason. I now have the candle stands at home and the three oval dishes are to be fired before next week. I set to and made a straight sided sort of rectangular bowl using another mould and that's now drying. Alex lent me some of her magazines to browse through as I need another longer term project now. I'll also take a look online and see what I can find.
Now, there's a thought!
Today has already changed. I was going to personal training this morning, moved from Wednesday as Lindsey wasn't well. She's still not so good so it's cancelled and I hope she'll be feeling better quickly.
Then I am free until three thirty. I shall change the sheets and get them in the washing machine, I shall finish the skirt and then my bedroom needs a bit of a sort out after which I may make the most of the fine weather (fingers crossed) and go out for a walk down the lane. There's also a bit of planning for tuition with my new student who is having an occasional session until after Easter when they can come regularly at another time.
I'm looking forward to today!
Love the candle holders they look very professional.ReplyDelete
Aw, thanks, Diane. I'm well pleased with them and they will look lovely with red candles next Christmas, I think.Delete
Lovely to see your candle stands all finished and looking so goodReplyDelete
Thanks, Sue - they've been a long project but worth it and I've learned a lot from making them.Delete
I love the candle holders and your idea for a Nativity scene. Had to smile at the idea that your fitness lady is not well! I need to get my bedding stripped and out on the line whilst the going is good. It has certainly been a case of make hay (or strip bed) whilst the sunshines here recently. xReplyDelete
There's a bit or irony there, for sure! :-)Delete
I'm really considering the nativity idea for the Autumn term but pondering on what to use for the heads - no candles, anyway, and not proper faces, just spheres. I wonder if I can buy wooden spheres. Now's the time to find out, I guess.
Your candle stands are brilliant ... well done!!ReplyDelete
I like the idea for a stylised nativity set, I think that would work well.
Thanks, Eileen. I rather like them and having made them myself adds to the pleasure and helps me forgive the many faults!Delete
The more I think about it, the more I like the idea. I'd need to make seven - three wise men, two shepherds, one Joseph and one Mary. Hmmmm . . .
The candle holders look good.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much. It was fun making them and I learned such a lot.Delete