... in which our plucky heroine notices that right next door, the sunshine says that spring is here, even though the calendar denies it...
Saturday was the Dragon's Mist monthly Arts & Sciences shindig, with many classes offered... Despite only a few hours of sleep the night before, since Seattle pals arrived here shortly before dawn, my class on Surface Couching and the Bayeux Tapestry stitch went
The afternoon I devoted to learning something new to me: "Punto in Aria" 16th century style needle lace. In the four hour class, we started on a wee sample of the very basics of this stitchery:
The completed Punto in Aria needlelace medallion is surprisingly solid for something so dainty... I have done nothing to it other than cut the basting threads and take it off the cardboard and it stands up all by itself! Thank you to THL Prudence Goodheart for a wonderful workshop, you are an inspiring and passionate instructor!
Sunday was an excursion to our local Ikea, with much looking at various housey items, a break in the middle for necessary and tasty lunch (thank you Jess, the salmon gravlax was delicious!) and I not only brought home the beechwood cutting board I have been eyeing, but also found inexpensive packages of ball bearing shower rings (BRINGEN) that I had no idea Ikea carried, since they are not on the website. Those will be just the thing for the closet curtains I plan on making, and this means I need not hunt them down by going to hardware stores all over town, as delightful but excessively time-consuming as that would be...
|#||THINGS MADE||THINGS FIXED||THINGS GONE|
|1||blue tunic embroidery||Kon-Mari 3 drawers||bag to Goodwill|
|2||corbie cowl||nightstands cleared||bag to Goodwill|
|3||gastropod needlebook||bed lamps transformed||bag to Goodwill|
|4||blue kitty needlebook||lamp brackets installed||bag to Goodwill|
|5||rosewater candied peel||closet cleared||paper recycling|
|6||-||dressers moved||paper recycling|
|7||-||kitchen art rearranged||cardboard recycle|
|8||-||monitor to Goodwill|
|10||-||-||box to Goodwill|
|11||-||-||bag to Goodwill|
hmmm... still need to fix a few more things this month...