Improv

One of the many things that I have done today: blocking the Girasole.

I had just half an hour to pin the shawl out, so the job was a bit rough and ready. I used all my nice large beaded pins. Then I used my small beaded dressmaking pins. Then I deployed my map pins. And then I ran out…

Blocking on the kitchen table
Blocking on the kitchen table

It took a while before inspiration struck but I did manage to pin all my peaks out in the end, by utilising some picture hanging pins! Not best practice, and I doubt I would have done it with a white baby shawl but… needs must and all that.

Needs must...
Needs must...

Blocked to 45″ diameter. The centre looks very dodgy.

I could have done a better job
I could have done a better job

Spinning day tomorrow. This week is running away quickly. Must take my RAK package to the post office on my way out in the morning. Oh, and unpin the shawl of course…

Recently, at the: Crooked House

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

It has been a busy day, not much time for anything. We walked the dog this morning but I took no photographs until I decided to take a few potshots in the village on our way back.

It has been bugging me

It has been bugging me

Come for a nature walk in the French countryside with me and Nell – I apologise for the image-intensive post. … Continue readingIt has been bugging me

Recent movements of the: Two Snails

Van Nessa : Her Leak

Van Nessa : Her Leak

Home from Melle, we set about cleaning the van in preparation for going out again. At the moment we are hoping to go out for at least one night every week in continuing efforts to break the cats in (or down!) Mr Snail was cleaning the bathroom. Although we haven’t used the shower we had… Continue reading Van Nessa : Her Leak

August, 6-9th, 2019

August, 6-9th, 2019

Deeply disappointed by our early return from the Dordogne and buoyed up by slightly cooler weather we effected our plan to go out “little and often” in an attempt to train the cats for living in the new van. Melle, Fontaine de Villiers Trip the 2nd for Van Nessa. https://campingcarpark.com/en/shop/parking-areas/camping-de-village-area-of-melle/ Another former Municipal campsite, smaller… Continue reading August, 6-9th, 2019