So, the children go back to school on Monday... and what have we done? Not a lot is the honest answer. My son came down with a heavy cold last Monday, which he very generously passed on to me. Quite effectively scuppering all of our plans for the week; didnt want to visit and make anybody ill, and didnt have the energy for the outings or projects we were going to do. At least we had the leisure to do nothing without feeling guilty about it though!
We did get a nice sunny day (just the one!) and I got my daughter to model the Faerie Shawl... it is a little large on her, but I`m sure she is dreaming of proms & faerie balls - fancy dresses & frilly wraps :)
Rachael has, so far, managed to avoid catching the lurgy (she had it a couple of weeks ago). So of course she needed entertaining. The other dyed fleece I discovered came in useful here. It was dyed using Tinctoria Natural Dyes; madder & I think calendula. Rach helped me put it through the drum carder (which she LOVES) and we carded a batt of brown Shetland cross that I have cleaned & waiting to be spun. We split the batts into long thin sections and Rachael has woven a panel on the peg loom
Its more or less 18" square. The plan was to turn it into a chushion cover... I hope that it works, I think it should. Just need to find a suitable fabric for the cushion back.
And thats our week... Im off to find a cup of tea and some quiet (Matthew is now better & has put his music on..only quietly bless him, but its echoing in my head)