Hello my friends.
Thanks to so many of you for visiting and leaving comments last week. Apologies if I didn’t manage to visit you – I made it to most folks, but a few escaped…
So – without further ado – my desk –
As you can see – it’s full of activity. By the angle of the lamp/magnifier you may guess that I am working close up! Yes, it’s a pergamano image. I can’t see without both my specs and the magnifier these days!! Must be getting old. On top of the box in the foreground is a pile of metallic grids. I’m trying one out. Not done pergamano this way before, and not sure I am yet convinced. Feels like cheating, somehow, although I know many people do use these grids. Also on the worktop are some watercolour pens I was using earlier, and a great mess of papers and photos and general detritus over near the computer.
Just to the left of where the above picture was taken is this rapidly filling box of cards for the local hotel. I’ve now done 60 general cards and 20 Easter cards.
A little light relief from making cards has been going on in the living room.
The tiny baby jumper is finished ready for the arrival VERY shortly.
Mrs D and I went off to the show at Manchester Event City last Friday, and had a fun day out. Lots to see, lots of new ideas to interest us, old friends to meet. There were many more knitting and sewing contributors this time, which was good. I bought this die on the Pink Frog stand. It’s 5inches square, and cuts well – although it takes a lot of passes through the machine to get it to cut right in the middle. Why don’t die cutting machines have the pressure right the way across???!!!
And last, but not least, a picture of the blanket I have just finished. The latest in a long line sewn together with those squarish squares!!! You can see from the photo that the squares are all different sizes, so it’s quite a puzzle joining them together to make something reasonable.
So that’s me this week, folks. Each room in the house currently has a pile of things in it that I am working on. Nowhere is neat and tidy. All is chaos. Oh well, it just says I’m not bored yet!
Take care my friends. I’ll endeavour to get around as many of you as possible, and leave comments where ever I can.