In the meantime life has gone on as usual and so busy. On the craft side I have one or two WIPs (Works in Progress) and some finished items.
|April Mini Mania|
As you probably guess, this was triangles and I enjoyed making this. For May it is 'Tumbling Blocks' to be pieced over papers and definitely not my favourite method of sewing. I like using the sewing machine for everything. Hand sewing is tedious but I must obey!!
|Sneaky peak WIP|
At Higham Piecemakers group Diana Turner came along and showed us some stumpwork, a very old technique. Once again mine is a WIP
but I will finish her. I did finish my Bobble Bag, a very useful little bag at about 6" in height.
For those who follow Attic24 I am crocheting her Moorland blanket, though I have now slowed down on this because I am currently knitting a cardigan and keep the Moorland Blanket for crochet group, so another WIP!!
Yesterday I went to 'Pot Washing' for Chester Farm. There has been a great deal of archaeological digging there, keeping ahead of the building contractors and though most of the washing was of pieces of Roman pot there were one or two interesting finds.
|A Victorian halfpenny|
|Trying to put a Roman pot together|
I had this to wash -
a large stone held in the hand and used as a hammer. Not sure what date.
|A beautifully detailed piece of Roman Samian ware|
Finally, my sister in law phoned yesterday afternoon and asked me if I wanted to go to the theatre in Oundle last night. Her two granddaughters go to Oundle School and the younger one was in Wind in the Willows at the Stahl Theatre, put on by her class group. I accepted very quickly and really enjoyed this very professional production and my unexpected evening out.