Monday, 3 December 2007

Going Nutty...

Very little crafting happened this weekend but I had a lovely time with my father who visited from Ireland, was great to see you Dad!!!

Unfortunately I seem to have caught some kind of virus in the last day or two and am currently feeling very under the weather, I reckon if I picked up a needle and thread I'd only sew both my hands together, that's how groggy I am today...

BUT, I did set the kids on an early morning monkey nut painting and threading exercise yesterday, while they were waiting impatiently for their granpa to appear. They painted the nuts VERY carefully, and then equally carefully immediately dried them on tissue with the end result that the effect of the paint is very, erm, subtle, indeed.


You can just about see it. They enjoyed themselves though and Ms E Reva managed to thread and put a bead on each "necklace" too. I was impressed. We put them out to tempt the poor hungry birds we saw circling the bird table in a very dispirited fashion early yesterday morning.

I disobeyed Dad's instructions to "stay in and stay warm" by going out in the garden to photograph the nut necklaces after he left today, isn't that blue sky just amazing? You would never believe how grey and wet and downright miserable the weather was in London yesterday when you look at that gorgeous sky...


Right, I'm off back to bed now...Dad's orders!

2 comments:

juanitatortilla said...

The blue sky IS gorgeous.
Have some hot tea (or lots of it, as I would), and I hope you get well soon!

Shirley said...

Aww hope you're feeling better soon. That sky is a beautiful blue.