After a looooong week and marking, and finally completing the first unit [400 papers take longer than you’d think, I can tell you], I managed to snag an hour or two sewing this afternoon before starting on the next unit. Not enough, but it will have to do. I’ve still got just over three more … Continue reading Tucking in
No I’m not going to talk about THAT, I still feel very raw and upset. Instead, a distraction: two more dates for rag market meets, which will follow neatly after all my exam marking and the start of my summer break. Get your diaries, and book those tickets, join us for some fabric frenzy: Tuesday … Continue reading Market Forces
It’s time! Not decided? It’s a no-brainer really…but if you need time to think To put it another way Continue reading Music to Vote By
…or possibly just ‘Meh. Bee.’ Dull dull dull dull dull. Did I say dull? Why do the ruddy judges feel the need to dramatics their discussion/commentary? I mean, blimey, it’s SEWING. Everyone watching knows it’s sewing, and sewing is not EXCITING no matter how much you enjoy it. Agitating, yes, but exciting? Every bloody week, … Continue reading Mebbe, mebbe not…
While the pressure at work is off now, and most of the students have finished, or almost finished all their exams/asssignments, I come home to the much greater pressure of exam marking deadlines. So I’m drumming my fingers impatiently at work until I can escape to get back to the productive part of the day… … Continue reading Busy busy busy
Paleology, speleology and steampunk-my birthday jaunt was an absolute delight on all levels. We drove down to South Wales straight after work on Friday, through the last of the [very] heavy rain. Thanks to the excellent directions, we found our chosen B&B very easily, despite its location up a dirt track…what a gem! Llundain Fach … Continue reading Paleo/Speleo/What-ho!
No pictures in this post [or not many], as I’m writing it at work [bad Fairy]. I’m off dinosaur hunting in Wales after work today, a special birthday treat with 40 or so steampunks. We’re leaving straight from work, so I had to sort and pack all my possible outfits [weather and activity dictated] last … Continue reading Hunting, a fun t’ing.
CoBloWriMo Day 14: “Write about your favourite museum, museum collection, or museum object.” A no-brainer this, but I have 2, not 1. Firstly, my local one: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. As a kid, there was nothing much to do other than go to the galleries at the weekend. Free, dry, and [to me] very … Continue reading Ars Longa…
GBSB actually. This week, the swinging 60s. Mondrian dresses, PVC raincoats, and iconic 60s jackets. Shoot me quick, I actually enjoyed it! Beardy man still needs a hefty thump, Mrs Tango is beyond bearing, but Edna Mode’s expressions continue to delight me. The judging was reasonable, the right person went home, I didn’t feel the … Continue reading Swinging 60s- BB or BeeGee?
CoBloWriMo Day 13:”Write about a costuming vocabulary term you think everyone should know about.” Ohhhhh so many- being a tedious old pedant, and a wordaholic, I do like my words. I like them nice and obscure, I like them correctly spelled, and I like them correctly pronounced. I like the weird and the wonderful, the … Continue reading Say it loud…