Anyway I haven't been idle as I've given three talks in the last ten days to some delightful branches, one of which was Winchester where I met up with my old mate, Dodie, who is back from the wilds of Cornwall. We tried to have lunch at a pub next to the talk venue but they were unable to serve us as their computerised tills were down. They had the food and the cooks but not the initiative to take orders. Ain't that daft? Anyway we went elsewhere and had a great chat and a good meal. We did our C&G together so lots to talk about.
I have been crocheting with Perle cotton, as the grandaughter expressed an interest. She is a great knitter and is coming with me to the K&S in a couple of weeks. That will be fun.
I have made the front and back of an amulet purse and mounted it on water soluble film so that I can bead it more easily. I also think that the film, if I leave a little bit in, will make it firmer. Quite enjoying this. I have written an article for Stitch on making amulet purses as I enjoyed the ones I made for the Dissolvable Delights book (www.d4daisy.com), especial;y the metal shim ones.
We have also moved more than 400 d4daisy books to a new home. This took four days and involved two vans, two grandchildren, some casual help and a lot of cobwebs. the new storage is much better so it is a relief really.
There has also been a Smudge drama which you may have seen on Facebook. He was found on Sunday, after a major search, in a corner of the green house nursing a very bloody paw. Off to the vets (Sunday fees, of course) and a lot of swearing (Smudge, not us), some shaving, an anaesthetic, and many injections, he was home again. The vet thinks it was a fight - I'm not sure and I do wonder if the fox got hold of him.
He had the sweetest bandage - a bit pretty for a boy - see right but it did have little pawprints on it.
He had his leg shaved and now looks as though he is wearing a glove.
Anyway we have been back to the vet today and he is progressing well. Following the visit to the vet he went under the bed and this is all that has been seen since - a small lump of fur protruding from the throw.
Do hope to back with a normal blog soon. Off to do some work on Lynda Monk's new book. Exciting stuff.