It is proving really enjoyable. At the beginning of the month we went to The Forest of Dean with my Sister and had a fabulous five day break - in an area that I do not recall really visiting previously - we were so lucky with the weather and had glorious weather - just before this chilly spell started.
Well now we are back home and the weather is chilly, we have had a new boiler fitted and that is lovely, a combi boiler with lots of instant water and should be much more energy efficient than the 28 year old boiler it has replaced. We decided that it would be best to change before the old one broke down and we were left in the middle of winter with no hot water or heating.
Having time at home has given me the space to make a few bits and pieces, we have Christmas Club once at month at Art and Stitch so I made this star for this month's group to make and it does look very pretty. Shall put in my Dining Room at Christmas.
Now with no longer working Saturday's I booked myself on a course - yeh - it was the most wonderful course - I have never done felting - to be honest it has not appealed to me very much but the scenes our tutor had done were so good I just had to have a go.
Here is my beach scene, I loved the whole course and really enjoyed making this scene - I shall most certainly do some more. We have the tutor back at the beginning of October doing a Poppy Picture which looks lovely, but I am away on a National Trust trip to the Houses of Hampshire so shall miss that one.
My Sister is going away in November and requested a new bag suitable to carry her kindle, passport etc. etc. She wanted two sections so one could keep everything neatly tucked away in and one to use for purse etc. - so here is her bag made to the size she requested with zips, it has a clip inside for her keys the handle is the right length to go over her shoulder - I love it but it is not mine!!!
I spent Tuesday morning at Tumble Tots oh what fun - Leo who is sixteen months tomorrow - absolutely loves it - it is helping his co-ordination amazingly and getting him used to being with other children.