September seems to have completely disappeared!
I’m quite sure life catches up with everyone from time to time but this last month seems to have evaporated completely. I was still in the UK when I last wrote and so much has happened since then this might be a lengthy post.
Before I left Edwina taught and indigo workshop and I got to tag along…oh, I had fun!
…and got some wonderful results. These lovely scarves took the indigo beautifully and I couldn’t resist taking some images once they were rinsed out and hanging on the line to dry. I love the shadows of the clothes pegs and washing lines showing through.
Just before coming home we managed a day out in Birmingham to see the sights and do a bit of shopping ( it feels like ages ago now- and I guess it was!) I have long been a fan of Edward Burne-Jones and the windows he designed for the Birmingham Cathedral are well worth a visit! they are stunning and the colours amazing.
We packed in a visit to the Cathedral, a turn around the African textile exhibition in the Gas Hall, lunch , a bit of shopping of course and some sightseeing. It’s probably old hat to the residents of Birmingham but I really enjoy wandering around their city. I love the contrast in the image below, the modern building rising out of the classic architecture.
The heavily shadowed building in the foreground is the outdoor market- or what was left of it by the end of the day. There were still a few bargains to be had- if you knew what any of these strange fruit (or are they veg?) are and what to do with them.
Since getting home I have caught up on my sleep and gotten rid of the “airplane cold” I brought home and settled back into home life. Phase 3 of my renovation plan starts this week- the downstairs of the house is getting a face lift- nothing as major as the last round but enough to fill the house with dust!
I haven’t picked up a needle and thread in the past few weeks and I’m really missing it. I had a minor accident a few weeks ago and my right thumb has been immobilized. It’s amazing just how many things you need your right thumb for, even typing was tricky for awhile- especially when you are right handed. I am just starting to get movement back now and am so looking forward to picking up some stitching- it’s been very annoying!
This is Ned, he is 4 months ( and a bit) old and keeping me on my toes. It’s great to have a dog around the house again and this one has me out walking a lot! He’s made himself right at home.
Bye for now, Catherine