16 walks, more than one hour long
THREE (13 to go)
At last I have had the time, energy and the weather all coming together at the same time, to go for 3 long walks. There is a good walk from my house that takes just under 2 hours and I have done it twice.
And then just after Easter, a walk round the parkland of Montacute House (picture above) near Yeovil, Somerset – a lovely walk with a friend on her birthday.
15 handmade greetings cards
SIX (2 more done in March, 9 to go)
The total was brought up to 5 as I made another never-ending card for a friend
a good way to use some of my doodles
Doodling makes a nice change from knitting for a while
I just love the way these cards give you 3 or four cards in one, this side was a nod to her love of sailing
And another friend’s birthday card made from decorated paper, as shown in this post.
14 items in my Etsy Shop
THREE (11 to go)
I added two more items this month
– a bit of an experiment to see if PDFs of my painted paper pages will sell as collage material.
Not one in March, oops, slipping!
12 Garden Posts
11 Bags made
10 Different types of bead
9 Pieces of Textile Art
ONE is well on it’s way
My aim was to make a textile book for each of my 8 grandchildren and one for me. Having been on Frances Pickering’s course, I realise these will probably take a few years to finish, so I am revising my task to starting 9.
8 Mornings of sorting and storing
I attempted another 4 hour stretch at sorting Stuff. I started at 8.45am on Thursday morning, every time there was an interruption: phone calls, my son dropping in at lunchtime, a neighbour needing help etc etc I stopped the clock and started it again. By 3.30pm I had only done 3 hours of actual sorting and tidying and gave up! Living on my own you would think it an easy task to find a 4 hour stretch of uninterrupted time, but I seem to find it nearly impossible!
I might change this from paintings to pictures, or pieces of art – could be collage, could be drawing, could be painting.
I am enjoying working on the Blood Orange prints, which is still a work in progress – I’m not sure yet whether this will be a piece that will stand up as something I want on my wall, but it is turning into a bit more than a doodle.
6 Bus Rides
5 New Forms of Exercise
4 new patterns for my Etsy Shop
I am so lucky! My daughter gave me a voucher for Mother’s Day for a massage. How wonderful is that! I think I will go for a Hot Stone Massage this time. That will be my second massage.
2 ways to help refugees
I had to abandon thoughts of going to Calais as I have been ill with one virus after another. Feeling brilliantly healthy now thank goodness, so once I have caught up with myself, I will put my mind to it again. I’m not sure what is happening in Calais at the moment as far as volunteers are concerned so more research is needed.
1 novel read
Another false start with ‘A Tiny Bit Marvellous’ by Dawn French.
0 beads bought
This magnificent 600 year old sweet chestnut tree stands in the park at Montacute House, I could spend a year drawing this tree.
Cathy inspired me to do the 16 for 2016, here is her March post.