No, I'm not going to be playing the organ with nothing on (ugh, what a horrible thought) or doing silly walks, or even dressing up and hitting people with a fish (they were the only Monty Python references I could come up with in a short space of time)! However, this blog post is not really part of my usual topics (gardening, sewing, reading, baking, felt making, jewellery making etc.) A weekend or so ago, Chris and I did something completely different and headed out to the Lincoln Observatory (seen in the photo above) as the Lincoln Astronomical Society (the photo is from their website) were hosting a Stargazing Live event and the observatory was open. It was a little cloudy, but we managed to see some 'wonderful things' (Howard Carter's comment on peering into Tutankhamun's tomb for the first time).
Tuesday, 28 January 2014
Sunday, 26 January 2014
Stitching Sundays again and I have spent another happy few hours stitching away, trying to complete my 'magnum opus' as this is what it has turned out to be! When I eventually started the embroidery on this piece of felt, I didn't feel all that confident of my skills but I decided to just give it a go, because I could always unpick what went wrong. I did have to unpick here and there, but not nearly as much as I thought.
I would just like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has left such lovely comments week by week, as your support really spurred me on to get it finished.
My next project? Something little and quick and not too taxing - felt snowflake decorations, I think.
Tuesday, 21 January 2014
Monday, 20 January 2014
Yes, it's Monday again and I'm late with my Stitching Sunday post. I have had a very productive stitching day and my embroidery is really taking shape now.
Sunday, 12 January 2014
Thursday, 9 January 2014
Here's a close up of the lovely stained glass at the ironmonger's shop.
Monday, 6 January 2014
Thursday, 2 January 2014
Happy New Year (a bit belatedly)! Normally on my first post of a new year, I look back over the things I said I wanted to do last year and review how I got on. However, I have realised that this is doomed to failure, as I never seem to complete what I intend to. So, this year, I'm going to keep it simple. I would like to:
Make more felt
Keep reading interesting books (total last year 62)
Keep being creative
Get rid of/donate to charity things which I no longer want or need.
Hopefully, these are things I have some chance of achieving!