February normally seems like a really short month, but this year it has been sooooo long!!
We had a lovely evening at the Royal Albert Hall, seeing Cirque Du Soleil Lucia on the first day of the month as a birthday treat, it was a brilliant show and a great treat. Tony bought me the show bag and brochure, all the bags from the Cirque du Soleil shows we have seen (five of them now!!) hang on outside of the storage cupboards in the workroom, being used as project bags, a lovely reminder.
We then went on a long weekend cruise – which turned out to be …. Very interesting, Storm Ciara, 98mph winds, and at one point 15-degree tilt on the ship and the Captain recommending that we all sit down, wherever we could while he completed the manoeuvre!!! Let’s just say it was an experience.
I had taken a crochet project with me to do, hexagons to make into a throw. I was intending on having this as my ‘going on holiday’ project for the rest of the year, but it’s a bit more complicated than last year’s Granny squares. And I have realised that I will need to wear my reading glasses to see what I am doing, so won’t be any good in the summer. I will have to find another project for my ‘going on holiday’ project!! This one will be ‘sew in the evening’ project once I have finished the Granny square blanket.
I have been working on small quick projects lots of quilted postcards or weaving, made a lovely scarf. It was inspired by the landscape trees, foliage, rivers and lakes, earth and the moors – so greens, browns, blues and purples. Also been doing lots of crochet of my Granny square blanket.
I just needed smaller projects that either finished quicker or projects that didn’t need me to concentrate, just so many things going on in my life – Tony working away in Manila for three weeks, in-laws not being well and my Mum’s funeral, my brain wasn’t in the right place to do any complicated quilt work or designing.