We keep on saying it- how come it always seems to be Friday again?
I have had a truly wonderful week with more goodness this weekend coming up.
The Sawdust Heart launch last week was just perfect. A lot of fellow contributors were there, there was music and there were the hearts.
I found it rather overwhelming in fact. I had got myself into a bit of a nervous state wondering if my sawdust heart would look inadequate against all the others. I need not have worried. There were some truly fabulous creations but some simpler ones and all were very beautiful and moving. And yes I did cry a little, so many hearts, and so many stitched with someone in mind. I didn’t take pictures, mainly because there were a lot of people present in quite a small space, but I have plans to go back before the end of the exhibition and take some which I will share in due course. I will be back again at the exhibition beffore that with… (well wait and see who )on the 11 November for a remembrance service- I say service but it isn’t a service from the look at the programme, more and act of remembrance.
Talking of remembrance I saw this most interesting display of poppies at Armley Mills industrial museum.
The yellow ones are to remember those women (canary girls) who worked in the munition factories and their skin became yellow from the chemicals they were exposed too. More information on canary girls here
I spent a fabulous day in Whitby with a fellow blogger. We walked and talked, we ate fish, I ate chips, we followed in the steps of Dracula , all 199 of them, and visited one of my favourite churches St Mary’s in Whitby close by the Abbey.
This afternoon we are walking in the forest.
Big surprise on Wednesday night. Mr B is 30 this week, my baby 30, now how did that happen? Anyway it turns out his fiancée has booked him a surprise birthday experience in Hull. Could we join them on Saturday afternoon for a few hours. OH YES WE CAN. Very excited to see my birthday boy.
Meantime I have baked more peanut butter cookies for Mr E.
That’s just the first batch! There were over fifty this time.
I have finished knitting the front of the grey jumper for Baby J, the sleeves should be done quite quickly, hurrah. I may have a finish in a week or so.
And one more bunting flag has rolled off the needles, it does so help not to miss a row or two and have to frog back, growl.
So I was wondering what your plans were for the weekend? Have you had any terrific surprises recently?
Have a great weekend and as always,