It happens every week! And yet I never seem to be ready.
It has been a hectic weekend with lots more ‘trips out’ than usual. On Friday evening we went to Pittenweem to see a few favourite places on the preview night for the Arts Festival. In particular, we called in at Jan Shelley’s Weft Studio, where I was able to chat with Jan, Dorothy and Linda while Stuart pretended that he really wasn’t that hungry and didn’t want his fish supper RIGHT NOW. (We did both get a fish supper in the end, so no need to worry on his account.)
On Saturday we paid what will probably be our last visit to Twist Fibre Craft Studio, since it will soon be closing its doors for good. That feels quite sad to me, but it is a very positive step for Laura who has new plans and visions to pursue. As well as picking up some sock yarn for mum (I’m looking forward to Christmas already, although the bad news is that we all like the same colour best), I picked up some of the fixtures and fittings for me! Just a couple of storage boxes and the display ladder which was used for quilts, but it will be nice to have a little piece of Twist in my own studio – continuity and all that.
Then on Sunday we got up early for a jaunt to the new PickOne Studio. James has been based in Coburg House Art Studios for a while, but moved into a bigger space this year and is now hosting all sorts of workshops with different artists and makers. Very exciting. Anyway, the Coburg House Open Studios event was in full swing and looked amazing. I wish we could have spent all day there, but we had chores to do at home.
And now we are back to Monday and I have threaded up the Delta. Quite like the way it’s looking.
The to-do list runs to several pages. My current approach is to try and advance two or three different projects a little bit each day, an attempt at ‘no project left behind’.