Well, I had such a treat for myself lined up this week. A trip to the Norwich Castle Museum to view their two new galleries of textiles and decorative arts and, even more exciting, their latest major exhibition 'A gentle nest of artists in the 1930's' - the works of three of my favourites; Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore and Ben Nicholson...... sadly, I was greeted instead by this....
They were in the midst of evacuating visitors when I arrived and 7 fire engines were in attendance. Thankfully it seems to have been a small fire which was quickly extinguished. I am hopeful of a visit later this week to enjoy the art in peace before the mayhem of the half-term holiday visitors - I know, call me a grouch!
Did I show you these? I made them as Christmas gifts for the beautiful boy's much missed American friends....
just to be sure they think of us often! And also one of my button necklaces for my lovely friend; she looks so very pretty in these colours.
Of course having made gifts for friends I am always beholden to make a duplicate for our boy which I have only just finished doing.... Bad Mummy!
It fits very well with all the Union Flags in his bedroom.
Of course you'll have noticed I've smudged his name a bit - I hope you don't mind.
So, what else have I been up to. Well, do you remember these?
It took me a while to get used to my sorted buttons but now, well, I wouldn't have them any other way. So I decided in a moment of exasperation to do the same with my silks!
Shameful! I know. In my defence some of these are silks and cottons I inherited from my gran and they are in their original tangles too, so it's an hereditary muddle!
Thankfully mumsie popped in unexpectedly so we spent a pleasant afternoon winding bobbins and chatting together on the sofa and ....... TaDa!
Oh my - do I really have so much thread? Well at least they are now mostly more orderly....
Mostly. This colourful nest escaped me!
And speaking of nests - here's a little w.i.p. .... more later - because it was waiting for me to find the thread colours I needed!
If you fancy a change, pop and see the lovely Lisa over at Pink Friday - a colourful blog for which some of you will need a translator. I use an automated one which gives me frequents giggles as it makes some very funny mistakes - for instance at the moment it is saying that I am called Kitsch Pink - well, that will do me nicely! If you visit her other posts you will find features on some of the most inspiring homes I have seen in blogland! Enjoy! t.xx