Tuesday, 22 November 2011
I made this box at a day workshop a few years ago. It wasn't until I received the information about the Sudoku weekend course and looked into what might be involved, that I noticed the connection with this box. Look again at the panel above and see if you can spot it. (No, not this!)
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
Tweaking and twiddling, that's what I was doing most of last weekend! I took Friday off work and headed for Farncombe Estate where I'd booked a weekend course called Texture into Sudoku.
I've been to Farncombe before. Last year I stopped off on the way for a few hours in the quaint village of Broadway and decided to do the same this time. The weather being wet and dreary, and the village being inundated with road works, I didn't see any point taking photos but you can see a few if you visit last years post, since the weather was much nicer then. I partook of a little luncheon in the same cafe as last year (the second cafe.... ahem!). If you've never tried peanut-butter, banana and honey sandwiches before - give them a go. Yum....my!
|Saturday's weather wasn't much better but at least it'd stopped raining.|
|My progress after the first day.|
|Thanks go to Jennie for allowing me to use these photos!|
Sunday was a much nicer day weather-wise. As I wandered the grounds in an after-breakfast stroll, the clear sound of church bells rang out from down in the village. Look at the photo above and imagine standing there listening to peals of chuch bells!
Thursday, 3 November 2011
Well there you have it, Brulee is more popular than Caramel (see previous post). The only disenting voice came from DD who has only tasted the latter and, although has served the former when working as a waitress, didn't much like the look of it and was never tempted to try a sample.
Thank you for the helpful hints regarding how to bring together my Bee Quilt (also previous post). I looked at the pic with the soft green sashing/border in mind and I think that's the way to go.
There are a couple of old books sitting on our bookshelf that I browse through now and again out of interest. One is a knitting book and the other is about sewing. I can't remember precisley where they came from. Most likely they were from when we sorted out MIL's house after she passed away although she was a crocheter rather than a knitter and not very skilled at sewing.
|"A perfectly plain, perfectly knitted twin-set is a 'must' for every woman.........."|
|"The teen-age youth will appreciate this polo-neck sweater for weekend wear......"|
There aren't many teenagers these days who would appreciate this, or any other kind of hand-knitted sweater. Do you think it's the clothes, the hair styles or the black-and-white photos that make them look much older than they are? Does this young chap look familiar to you? He did to me.............