Another snowy day here today. This is Gus taking his morning walk; he loves the snow and wears himself out playing in it.
On the sewing front, my bra pattern arrived so I can get started. Hooray! I’ve chosen Elan 645. Unfortunately, I ordered the wrong pattern number (how ??? – I might have jelly instead of a brain) but the lovely people at Vena Cava sorted me out and I’ve got the one I wanted.
I said this post was allsorts! I had a go at weaving at the Weald & Downland Museum – this was my practice piece. The aim is to weave some of the plain cloth needed for Medieval peasant clothing. It was very absorbing & I’ll be giving it another try when I get the chance.
Seville oranges were in the shops last week. I boiled the fruit before chopping up the peel and that makes it a lot easier to make – the peel’s softer and the flesh comes out very easily. In the past I tried chopping the oranges before boiling and thought it was very hard. I don’t think I would have made marmalade again if I hadn’t seen this method.
And finally, I went to the Pre-Raphaelite exhibition at Tate Britain just before it ended; I’d been meaning to go for ages. It was very busy, I assume lots of people suddenly realised it was about to end and like me, rushed to see it. It was wonderful, absolutely wonderful…