Saturday, 21 February 2009

Sunshine, slipped stitches, big sticks and sweet peas

My children's bag workshop happened on Thursday and my knitting workshop took place today, both went really well and all had a really great time. The children made wonderful bags and were just so excited to take them shopping, that afternoon! The new knitters worked so hard today and all were so thrilled to have learnt a new skill that they can now run with and knit what ever they want. It was just a wonderful day, sitting and chatting, working with yarn and colour and teaching the fabulous art of knitting to lovely people.The sun shone all day and the lemon drizzle cake was very much admired and enjoyed- all very satisfying.
My sweet peas have finally shown an appearance, well three of them any how. I am of course very excited, not only to see the beginning of new plants and growth, but of course to finally be reassured that spring is truly on its way. It seems to have been a very long time in coming.
My little nephews came to stay for the beginning of the week, which was half term. We went out and about every day, and one one of our days visited an ancient yew tree forest which was quite magical. So wonderfully old and mystical. We ate our picnic sitting on the top of a barrow (burial chamber) looking out over Chichester harbour and portsmouth in the distance, what a spectacular view!! and what a picnic too!! we met up with a very dear friend and her two boys and lots of games were played involving very big sticks, which boys always seem to be attracted to.
Tomorrow I am in the studio and shall finish making my picture for one of the projects in the book, I have had a really lovely week and i am now looking forward to making work for myself again.

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