The other weekend I went and played 'Footgolf' with the 50+ Adventure Club on a local course. Now I used to play normal golf quite frequently and though never particularly good I really enjoyed it and occasionally had a good score. Well, I was rubbish at footgolf. Please follow this second link and you will see how it should be played.
What I did notice was that there were a great many teenagers/youngsters out playing the game and getting some fresh air. Good for them.
Next day I went to Chester Farm as I was leading a guided walk during the afternoon. We had visitors from back in time
|1639 - 1644|
and were showing visitors how people would have made things back in the 17th century.
|Making 'lead' shot for the muskets|
Not actually lead because of the Health and Safety implications of working with it, but the same technique using pewter. The pewter is melted over a fire then poured into a mould and finally cooled on the ground.
Then the drilling started
|Marching to the drummer|
|Firing their muskets - very noisy!|
|Drilling with pikes that are about 20 foot long|
|The pikemen running; quite difficult with the long pikes|
It was a really interesting display and then I took my guided walk party round the site. I think they enjoyed it.
Last week I had two finishes to show at Higham Piecemakers group. The first was our Christmas 2016 challenge.
We had been given a fat quarter of fabric
|Dreadful colour and I don't like it!|
and told to make anything using a Fractured Star block. So here is mine -
|The front of the zipped bag - variation 1|
|The back - variation 2|
The same block just a slight variation in layout and placement of fabrics and a useful bag for a class
March Mini Mania was tessellations, so the first thing was to see what that meant. Once I got my head round it I found a number of patterns but I went for this - Snail's Trail. We were only allowed to use three colours, blue, green and orange and personally I could have done without the green but I am pleased with the finished result.
|About 10" finished|
April is all about triangles and again I have found my pattern, now I must keep it small!!