This is my 'baby harp', which has been on permanent loan to a musician friend for the last five years. I borrowed it back on Friday and have had a wonderful weekend getting all the 'harp playing ants' out of my fingers.
My big harp (which went to London for major surgery before Christmas) is unlikely to be home for a while. Harps are grumpy things at the best of times - they hate changes of temperature or being moved - so the process of replacing the sound board and strings on my big harp was always going to be a slow. I was getting bothered that my fingers were softening up too much. I certainly didn't want blisters when my lovely harp does come home.... so this wee beastie is helping to keep my fingers in shape!
Actually it's been a lovely weekend all round. Mark and I pottered over to Hereford yesterday and cruised the Charity Shop bookshelves. I found five books and a ball of wool. Mark found a couple of car books, a pair of jeans (final clearance in the 'White Stuff' sale) and a load of useful 'bloke' things from a quirky old hardware shop near the Town Hall. Last night we went round to my parent's for a roast dinner.
Today I've just mooched between short bursts of harp playing, cooking, crafting and reading. No blisters yet...!