Where has March gone?
On the last day of February we travelled again to Ballyvaughan for the Concertina school.
While my husband was learning we 'wags' (haha!) were having some creative fun in our little cottage.
I first took some felt making stuff last year and all enjoyed it so this year we made flowers. Now some the actual musicians want to skip class next year and join us!
Thats the bedroom in our little rented house. Its home from home and we always have the same one.
It was a lovely week catching up with old friends . One had his birthday while we were there so we had cake and a candle. Not quite in the right proportions but its the thought that counts.
We discovered that the gravel path along the Flaggy Shore has been tarmac-ed after the terrible floods last year when most of it got washed away.
On the way back on Sunday evening we stopped by this inlet and I got out to listen to the silence.It was just going dark and the water was like mercury and much lighter than the sky.
As usual our Ferry was cancelled due to the bad weather so instead of sailing at 12 we had to wait until 9pm for the slow boat, so we tok a circuitous route to Dublin via Athlone, Roscommon, and Mullingar stopping by Lough Ree on the way .
I took this piece of work with me but didn't do much to it until I got back.
I had a commission for a magazine article which I can't talk about and it was worrying me all week becasue what i did was awful.
I kept having those anxiety dreams where I'm committed to doing a terms primary teaching and I can't stop crying...you know?
Oh its just me then is it?
I couldn't do anything else until I'd addressed it. I've finished and sent it but the response has been deafening silence since so I 'm wondering if its not passed muster.
This is not it.
This is a piece that has been re-jigged and I'm quite pleased with it.
Once I finished the magazine piece I got going with brooches again.
I had a lovely evening at Wirral branch of the Embroiderers guild last week despite getting lost on the way here and the way back. It always happens when I think I know the way.However once there I was treated like royalty and the lovely ladies bought most of the above brooches from me.
I've just been playing since...