Sunday, 18 January 2015

little steps

Unbelievable, two weeks of moping around not feeling like doing anything!   I should have dragged myself out to get a bit of fresh air and exercise, but quite frankly outside was cold, wet and miserable.

Pleased to report a little textile therapy this week, in the form of dyeing up some threads since my basket was empty.

I made lots of spools

hanks of yarn ready for dyeing

both pretty mindless tasks that let my wander in a creative way - yeah!

and then


one lovely bundle of threads with more on the way

this was very good medicine

perhaps tomorrow I can deal with neglected paperwork and e mails
slowly, slowly, but it's good to be back

Monday, 5 January 2015



this year has started quietly
I am recovering from a nasty flu type bug

my trusty iPad kept me entertained

books to read - The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton,
which I would thoroughly recommend, and now
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia

then there was the app Monument Valley which involved
'manipulating impossible architecture and guide a silent
princess through a beautiful world'  Think Esher in colour
the flu befuddled brain had to take a rest every so often

today I made a good start by tidying my desk drawers
what a load of rubbish bits and piece, and how did
I amass so many pencils?

cleared my desk and various 'holding' boxes
big black sack full

tomorrow with clear head and clean desk
perhaps the muse will pay me a visit