Oh dear, oh dear.
There is this bug that stalks the shelves of the library. It hides, then pounces on unsuspecting library workers. I had done pretty well at avoiding it so far this year, but zap, it got me, which is why I have been away from here. (And I missed it!)
I am better now, a bit wobbly, but fully alert to dodge it next time it tries to pounce!
Now first things first, thank you lovely, for the vegetable soup recipe, I am going to go to the farm shop Saturday, and try it out for lunch.
Also, on the way into work Tuesday (I got into work then got sent right back home again!) I did see through the haze, the most wonderful waterfall of violets, coming over the side of a low brick wall. The bricks are kind of grey, and there are lots of plants growing near them, but these violets were such a delicious bit of colour, I wanted to share them with you all.
Now I am nearly besides myself with excitement, as I am going down to London tomorrow, for the Cross Stitch Exhibition. And I am doing a workshop! I am a bit vague as to what the workshop will involve, but I do know that it is by one of my favourite cross stitch designers, (Ginger Tom) and we have to take a two inch by two inch photo. So I am taking Rouge. Rouge is a wonderfully beautiful lady on a vintage postcard that the glorious Alison from Brocante Home sent me shortly after I started writing Mimi Says for her. (I must finish off the one I am working on!) I dont want her spoiled though, so I am going to photocopy her.
The one treasure I want to come home with is an old fashioned rose to embroider. I see them mainly in needlepoint, which I dont do...yet..but I am thinking if I can cross stitch, maybe I can do that!
I will be away from my computer for a day or so- but will be back soon!