First up, I survived the bike ride - even though I was the only one with flat bars, and didn't have little wet weather booties unlike some people. Five women, two blokes - and it was the men who had the "mechanicals" with one puncture, and one £10,000 bike that wouldn't shift gears and then jammed completely....yup, you read that right: £10,000...and no, that wasn't his bike!!
Home in time for a coffee and some banana & walnut cake, and a spot of paper-painting ready for yet more samples:
and some playing with granite stitch
('tis a bit blurry, sorry....)
Then this week in the evening classes we finished our first piece, playing with all the automatic patterns on our machines:
and started to get to grips with free machining:
and using our workbooks:
and on Thursday we were printing and stitching our leaves (still!)
Today I met Alison aka Fibre Frenzi at the local Spinners Weavers Dyers exhibition. Couldn't miss her stand, it was so colourful:
and I treated myself to some wild and woolly gloves, to wear when typing blog posts in the cold winter evenings...
Time for a holiday, hello half-term!