Time has done its usual trick of rushing past way too quickly and now it's nearly the end of February. Since last checking in here DH and I have fought off two horrible snotty colds each but have still managed to achieve quite a bit for this time of year.
Weaving has kept me busy both on the new Saori loom and on my little SampleIt rigid heddle. I've done about 2 and a half metres on the Saori but the light is too poor to photograph it today being as it's 5.00pm and getting dark. I have made a scarf on the rigid heddle though and forced it onto my stepson's partner. Happily she liked it, enthusiastically!
On the quilting front I have made two smallish quilts since Christmas. One for our impendng grandchild and one for the dog! Sadly the only photograph I have is of the dog's quilt in progress.
Returning to Saori, at the beginning of February and despite being full of colds, I dragged DH to Norwich to see the display forming part of Makers Month at Norwich Forum. The first week of Makers Month focussed on Fibre and as part of that The Saori Shed displayed all the banners people, including me, had made as well as letting the public have a play on Saori looms.
This technique was fascinating. The banners have remained on display all month and can still be seen up to this weekend.
Norwich is a beautiful city and we stayed over so we had time to explore.
On our way back to the station we passed some interesting shops,
art nouveau arcade which housed the Colmans Mustard Museum.
If you're not fed up yet I'll just mention that we also saw Brian Conley at Norwich Playhouse while we were there (very funny show) and have since been to the Royal Albert Hall in London (on a coach trip) to see Cirque du Soleil in their amazing show Amaluna. Wow! What an experience! I think I might believe in magic!
Do watch the amazing video above, it's worth the time. Suffice to say, in the atmosphere of the Albert Hall we were mesmerised.
Last but not least, today we've watched The Flying Scotsman on its inaugural journey through our home town on its way to York. I'll post that separately.