I've felt a little disjointed of late, not sure why. Trying to settle to something has been weird and so half the time I've just done nothing instead! Not very proactive.
I decided I had better do something for the Christmas effort this year. I have some lovely pieces of glass, not too many colours but I did find a nice green and red. After cutting and foiling I tried remembering the soldering knack. Hmm, passable I suppose. I will string these up in a window perhaps with some beads too.
At the begining of the month I went to a bodices workshop to make the bodice below. Of course it being red is a pig to photograph but you can see the shape. It was to make a 'mini' bodice which actually turned out to be a full size one but only for a size 8/10 body.
I decided to leave a part of the lining seam open so I can see the layering at a later date. The white is the domette, canvas and boning. A lovely workshop to do.
When I went to the Westpoint show in September with Elsa I saw a really lovely crochet throw kit. I so wish I had gone back to buy it (Elsa remind your Mother not to be so daft next time will you). I had hoped I would see it again at Ally Pally but I wasn't really well enough to do to much in depth searching. The other day how ever Su at Living on The Edge blogged about a beautiful throw she had knitted. The colours and texture were WOW! Again I thought about it, a dangerous occupation obviously, and eventually kicked myself into buying a kit or two too. The wools arrived yesterday.
That photo was taken last night, it was so grey outside anyway. Again the reds have come out wrong and show better in the photo below. Much more earthy. I loved the reds, plumbs and greens and John liked the blues so I couldn't make up my mind. I'm lucky I could whittle it down to those colours, they were all so gorgeous! I mean look at all these here!!
Anyway, they have all been on the swift and I have started knitting. A lovely easy pattern and good for TV work.
And finally these three are convinced there is something under this step. I'm not quite sure what it could be as the floors are solid concrete under the oak and tiles. Perhaps something has fallen into the old cavity wall just there and the noise is carrying (yes we do have mice, we live in the country). It's still keeping them amused several days later.
I hope this terrible weather is not disrupting you all too much!