I did manage to knit up Olivia's cardigan. It was a Demne pattern by Knitsofacto and available on Ravelry. It's knitted in it's entirety from the left cuff across. A very nice pattern. The buttons look very pink in the photo but they have that shimmer and caught the light, I think in reality they fit in very well.
We also went up to the farm for a recci about the Open Studios. We were shown the unused grain barn. We would have use of the half you can see. It was all about to be cleared out, cleaned and painted if necessary. It was a great space with loads of hanging walls, power, light and potential to make something of it all. Jan didn't like it!
The other option was to use the original shepherds huts.
They are just coming out of their winter storage, when they are all spruced up they are used as camping rooms and very popular. There are seven in all and we had the offer of using all of them. The only downside is the access being quite steep and power which would have to be by cable.
The final option was the 12th century St Andrew's Chapel just opposite the farm. It's lovely inside and has this original fresco on one of the walls. You can read more about it HERE.
Also the bible in the window embrasure had a nice lock on it which seemed to fit with some of my books, it also helps that the vicar was an art teacher.
Everything seemed right with good parking, electricity, a fair space and light. There is also the opportunity of course of making more people aware of this lovely little slice of history and hopefully put a few pennies in the collection tin. So the Chapel it will be. Just a mild panic about changiing the wording in the DAW brochure but thanks to a great team it was sorted. It is strange to see my name in print alongside artists we have visited over the years and quite a few who's work we own!!
My little braille book will be in the next exhibition to be held at L'Artishe Gallery in Swanage during April which is great and the Black Beauty neck piece has started it's UK tour and will be at my local bead fair in Poole next weekend, looking forward to going to see it and maybe buy a bead or two.
After a very exciting weekend of rugby and Formula 1 I will hopefully be hiding away in my studio for most of this week!
And finally....... My favorite, current picture!
We had taken Elsa and Olivia for lunch and John actually decided to push the buggy home. I cannot tell you the joy it gives me to see John with Olivia. He never, ever expected to be a grandparent and is certainly not what you call a children person but there is one little lady who is making a bit of headway in his life! I can't wait to see what mischief they get up to when she's older after all, that's what Grandparents are all about isn't it??!
Have a great week!