'What is this life, if full of care we have no time to sit and blog', as the poet said? My excuse is that I have been busy doing this:
and this .... at first I had WILD Blue Yonder, but the Mister corrected me just in time. I think maybe we're both right, but I went with Wide in the end.
These framed wall pieces have gone to Potter and Dibble at Thornham in North Norfolk, along with lots of other goodies.
It seems strange doing sea-sidey things in November, but maybe people will buy them as Christmas presents for their coastal homes.
And I have been turning this lot
into this lot, so that they could all be delivered to Anglesey Abbey along with some larger bowls.
It can be a bit tedious putting the finishing touches on to all these little bits, the hanging wire, ribbon, buttons, etc and then laying them all out to count and check them for delivery ..... all time-consuming but all now DONE!
Well, I have pondered long and hard about hand-stitching the whole thing, imagining myself sitting through the winter evenings in my rocking chair by a roaring log fire stitching a square at a time, thinking of it as a labour of love to be handed down through the generations of little Potterjotters to come ..... and then I woke up, got real, and got out my new machine, which I was recently given as a present (Thank You!) and, now, once I have perused the Instruction Booklet, I shall begin.
(Lynne - prepare to be pestered for online help!)
If you want to wish me luck, feel free, as the words 'out of depth' spring to mind here!
The little sweeties in the top left of the picture are left over Halloween 'Treats', but I'm really not going to eat any, really I'm not!