'Crafting and Creative Projects'
Here are the placemats and coasters that I made for Mum for Mother's Day.
They're made with poly-cottons and brushed cotton (rather than batting) so they should go through the washing machine without problems. This was my first 'go' at anything like this so I was really pleased with the result. Mum really liked them too.
I've also been flexing and stretching my 'musical creativity' recently. I write material for harp on a regular basis but it's been a very, very long time since I last wrote anything for piano. This week I finished a piece called 'Prelude' for one of my intermediate piano pupils. It's been nice to exercise my brain in a different way... and quite challenging to make sure that the music is of the right level to have 'durability' but still accessible to a 11 year old boy.
'Cats getting in the way of crafting'
Thomas is really back on form. I took him to the vets last Wednesday and she said that his heart was good, the thyroid tablets are keeping his weight up, and he's enjoying a pain free life with the pain medication. He was slightly puzzled to find Mark sewing on badges in the conservatory..
...so he jumped up and started to play with the thread and needle.
Eventually Mark gave in and 'fussed' him for a while. The net result is that we now have new black tops for the show that are generously covered in white cat fur!!
Mark has worked really hard to get the current project looking good for the 'Restoration Show' at the NEC next weekend. Obviously she still needs paint, glass and a new interior - but the new wheels and all the mechanical modifications under the bonnet give a pretty good idea of his creativity. It's also given him the motivation to start scheduling the final stages of the build. Hopefully I'll be posting pictures of a finished car by the end of the year!!!
And the meanwhile there's been no confirmation of the situation with regards to the damaged Series 2 Disco - so we're still waltzing around in this wee beastie..
Actually we've become rather fond of this car and a custody battle is starting to develop. This week Mark has got her today, I'm driving her tomorrow, Mark has her on Wednesday, we're sharing Thursday and I'm driving Friday! This was a photo of her first 'grass between the wheel treads' moment at Croome Park yesterday afternoon!! A little bit silly, but also fun...
Ofcourse there's always some serious stuff going on in the background... but these are things that have made me smile in the last few days