This is what I feel I’m doing at the moment, marking time, waiting… Waiting for the spring, waiting for my studio to be build, waiting to climb out of the muddle of boxes that surround me in which I have packed all my materials so I can’t find anything…
My sanity has been saved by having some wool and fleece to hand so I have been needle felting pincushions. As well as the two I made as prizes (which I got in the post this morning despite the snow and ice)…
I have made a couple more with a view to selling them when I get my Folksy shop up and running (another ‘Watch this Space’ moment!) It’s a comforting thing to do, needle felting. It’s very tactile, it’s like magic feeling the change from soft fluffiness to springy firmness happening in your hand with just the action of the needle. And the colours are cheerful, just what we need with all this whiteness!
The sun shone yesterday and so Higgins and I managed to go out for a walk. It really hasn’t been that easy in this weather. Higgins is very much a fairweather walker, and any suggestion that we might go out in inclement conditions sends him scuttling behind a chair, or burrowing under his blanket, and I am easily persuaded not to bother myself! However yesterday he was kitted out in his jacket and carried beyond the point of no return so he made the best of it.
I took the steam driven camera along and I’m getting such good results it makes me very frustrated with the Olympus (which is packed up to go back to the shop tomorrow)
As I sit here I am looking out at two very chilly chaps building the studio as the snow blows all around and into the cups of tea I have just taken out. I suppose it concentrates the mind towards getting the roof on, I’m really glad I’m sitting in here at the computer!
The sky looks blue, it isn’t, it’s snowing! I’m looking forward to showing this view in a few months when the sun is shining, the flowers are in bloom and there is a glass of something cool and delicious on the garden table!