I am so impressed on several counts by your comments from the last blog. So many of you have all the d4daisy books and the fact that Sylviane translates WoW – that is a labour of love. Diane’s rusty stuff from the free lessons is great.
Not making a fascinator with my triffids but turning them into a vessel.
This is really a piece for the dissolvables book but it has turned into a workshop for the March issue of WoW as one of our expected articles didn’t come in and there was nothing suitable in my bottom drawer. Luckily I took photos as I made the vessel but there was a bit of panic going on, I can tell you.
It was the coldest morning of my whole life today but without snow (so far) so we went to our singing session at Local Vocals. We are practising for a concert where we get to sing with a big band – we are doing ‘Sway’ – and also a modern piece, in Dorset poet William Barnes dialect, with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. It is part of an initiative called Chalk Legends http://www.chalklegends.com/#
I so love singing and find that it needs total concentration so there is no way to think of anything else. It is a great stress buster. At the moment Clive is the only man so he gets to do solos for the bass parts. If anyone one knows a singing type of man in East Dorset do send him along. It’s huge fun and you don’t need to read music or anything.
Well, the promised snow has not materialised but it is still bitterly cold. Nothing for it but to fire up the baked bean can and get the toes toasting. I'm so pleased with it and it chucks out an amazing amount of heat. Do love the black shiny effect, too.
I might be AWOL for a few weeks as it’s going to be a very close run thing to get my new book finished before my thumb operation in late March. I will pop up on Facebook and try to blog in the bit between taking the photos and slotting them in for the designer. Think of me.
PS On-line petition to save Urchfont Manor. http://cms.wiltshire.gov.uk/mgEPetitionDisplay.aspx?id=34. Please sign up.