The rest of the week in numbers!
Number 1 - how many projects should you have on the go?
Mr B really doesn't get the whole making things/crafting life. He believes in order, not chaos, in his life! If I have a project on the go he thinks I should complete it before moving on to the next thing. In an ideal world, I would agree with him. But in my real world I get bored and distracted far too easily. I am like a magpie - I like collecting pretty things that might one day come in useful.
So I have two projects on the go (I don't think that is excessive, do you?)
I have two squares on the go in this project at the moment. I am knitting 20cm x 20cm squares in various stitches to make a sofa blanket. There is such a long way to go with this project - I have 3 completed squares and two more works in progress!! Sorry the colours are not very clear in these photos but I would say they are stone and very earthy green combinations.
I am enjoying this project so much, but it is difficult to sew at night when the light is starting to fade.
and that's it!! Surely this can't be classed as 'too many'?
Number 2 - Bedtime reading
Recently I bought a lovely book about the story of education and schools in my village from 1553 to the present day (1920!!). It is a wonderful book. I now understand that many of the street names in the village are called after teachers at the school. One street in particular is named after a popular Head, Mr Towning. Apparantly his ideal was to see the school as a family. His aim was to know each child and to give responsibilities and opportunities for initiative. His motto was "Manners maketh man," and he was equally concerned with the a child's moral values as well as arithmetic.
What I particularly love though was his belief "aim at the stars - one never reaches them, but soars higher than the tree tops". refreshingly he didn't believe in using the cane but used it as an ornament in his office. I think I would have enjoyed meeting this man.
Alarmingly it is reported that in 1884 a unique punishment was given to a young girl - she was locked in a coal hole for punishment! After her parents complained, it was recorded that the teacher was considered to have done no wrong but in future she was to abstain from locking up any child!!
Number 3 - Great British Sew Off!
Have you heard that 'Love Productions', makers of The Great British Bake Off, have been commissioned to produce a new programme and the search is on to find a great British sewing enthusiast. They are looking for amateurs to take part
"From skirts to shirts, blinds to bags, if you're at home behind a sewing manchine and a dab hand with a needle and thread we'd love to hear from you"
So lovely people, what are you waiting for - I would love to see you on TV!
Number 4 - have you seen this blog post?
As you know, I am very new to blogging, but already I am addicted. I found this lovely blog recently little birdie. The post this week that really meant a lot to me was called Inspiration. I am sure many of you will identify with this post - I know I do.
Number 5 - look what I just received in the post!
I am so excited !! I love Helen's blog Helen Philips.
Do you think it is ok to start on project number 3?!!