This week has whizzed by but I'm not sorry it's Friday.
My first day at University was rather uneventful... queues to get passwords, queues to check I am who I say I am, queues to have my photo taken, queues to receive my college I.D card and queues to hand over vast sums of tuition fees. This was all followed by an afternoon playing getting to know you games more suited to 12 year olds and being told what a wonderful museum the V and A is and how we really should try and visit. I guess the only way is up...
Wednesday saw me in Norwich stewarding the ERTF Concepts and Meanings exhibition in Dragon Hall.
For the exhibition, I finished a third standing figure to accompany my original two standing figures from the telephone kiosk.
Ideally they look best in the context of the phone box and failing that I like them displayed overlapping against light but because of the nature of the building and certain restraints in hanging work this wasn't possible, but overall I was really pleased with the way they looked. There is some lovely work in the exhibition which is still open for another week.
Today I've been teaching up near Huntingdon at Bee Crafty... my first time at this shop that is only seven weeks old yet absolutely buzzing with activity. It is a real treasure trove of beads, buttons, yarns, trims and of course fabric... well worth a visit. I had been told to expect cake but I wasn't prepared for the wonderful plate of homemade biscuits that appeared with elevenses. By the time I grabbed my camera this was all that was left! It doesn't get much better than homemade jammy dodgers!
As well as eating cake and biscuits, we also did some sewing and these are some of the wonderful books finished by ladies on the course...
And as for me... you know I said I had an urge to make an even smaller book... you know I said there wasn't time this week... well, I guess you also know me well enough by now to know I'd do it...
So here it is, just 4cm square.
With a bonded and stitched cover with real ivy leaves
and sixty four little folded pages! I'm not going any smaller because cute though it is, it is also pretty useless!
As for tonight... I think wine, knitting and Strictly Come Dancing are on the agenda... before all the madness starts again next week.