I reminisce , because I have been clearing out ( and taking to Oxfam spurred on by a programme on Hoarders...!!!) and I was really gooood I burned stacks of old chequebooks. Looking through you remember your life: swimming lessons for Miss Y in 2003 : £32- which seemed a lot at the time but a snip these days? Window cleaning, school trips, etc and a cheque for 13 reels of Gutermann thread from Green's in Thame the interiors and textiles shop, £15.50 on 21.1.2004.
Those 9 years sure have FLOWN by! I'm sure it was thread to make these Van Gogh pictures.
I was at home being a full time mum in those days and trying to be a textile artist...
These days it's work in Public Health and crochet to relax? But it's a reminder not to let those emboidery skills slip by. Even though it's a different machine now, a simpler PFAFF as my beloved old one was knocked over in the garden and broken.
To end on a positive note: the wool for the next project has arrived!
See it came in a labelled box and there it is 13 balls of scrummy soft angora mix yarn in the most fabulous cherry red colour.
This will be another top down cardigan but in- what I call -oh no it's the Miranda effect again- Lucy stitch?
I'm devising my own pattern this time.
This was a bottom up NORO cardigan but I worked it like a top down in reverse if that makes sense?
I've worked the PERU up into a cowl and now there's the cream cashsoft DK to be made into the Ghost cone scarf- silly name if ever there was one- and the navy cashsoft is 4 ply and I have another 13 balls of that too, making 14 I think.
And the sky looked all white still as if it's still full of more snow and the streets were white and deserted.
Not a soul, not a cat anywhere. Just me and the two dogs who loved getting out at last.
We've been getting a bit of cabin fever here at home for 3 days now.