It’s been too long, too long since I last wrote here, too long since I last painted in my studio and too long since I had a day off. Two entire weeks with no windows of escape so please forgive the length of this post but there is so much to say. I don’t want to miss these memories or kind of become confused by what happened when, did I see that, did I go there and all the other bits in between. And in the midst of all this I made a decision to make my brother a blanket for his birthday with only 10 days grace to do it in, mixed in with the other things, I did it and it is here (ravelry link) *
The highlights, so let’s start at the beginning:
I got kissed by the amazing Emmy the Great, she’s all of 7 months old now and comes to visit me in the studio with her mum. I am going to make her a crown designed by Dani Sunshine, because she will look so cute in it and it may work better then the headband attempt for keeping her hearing aid in place
I went to London Fashion Week with Whirly the younger (oh yes) to see DAKS AW13 show – you can see it here (although the music is nothing like the show music!). We had to leave the house at 6.30am on a Saturday, head to Somerset House, people watch, queue, then get rushed in and suddenly it was over. We were there as Emma (Bradbury) is a designer and offered us the chance to go as her guest. Lucky us, a busy long day (so we went to an art exhibition after) but lovely. There was art everywhere.
My stepsons birthday, he spent it with us – his last ever teen birthday and I made killer chocolate brownies from recipe from Bills’ cookbook – well worth the complexity (I’m from the chuck it all in school of baking) as they were so delicious
I finished some other things (apart from the brothers blanket) including a little Intrepid Fox, who is now on his way to New Zealand for baby Meela.
Then there was work, projects, half term, making flying birds, trees, painting t-shirts, running worshops and then there was Unravel – seeing friends/ knitters/ designers/ having a giggle and just hanging out with Skein Queen – she describes it all perfectly over here.
Then this week, straight from all that excitement, was a week of meetings and new things – inaugural meet as member of Reading Rep Board, the debate “The Future of Town Centres”, a careers evening for twin 1 and twin 2 (hell, I still don’t know what I want to do), finishing the crown for the Alternative Queen of Reading and then “I’m spilling my heart out here”
That’s how I ended my week, my heart was aching, it reminded me of being 15, it was all there, in front of us, a brilliant performance, warm, sad, funny, misunderstood, life changing moments caught for a time. It really did pull my heart.
Today? Who knows..