This is going to be a short catch-up as I've been having problems with my internet connection, hence the delay in posting.
I was walking past a charity shop last Thursday evening, when I spotted a lovely treasure in the window. Sadly the shop was shut, but I made a note of the phone number, as I knew I wouldn't be able to get there the following day. I rang the shop the following morning and they kindly agreed to save it for me, so on Saturday morning I was up bright and early and drove over to the shop, and now it's mine!
The reason I couldn't get to the shop on Friday was because I had a day out with my little sister at the Textiles in Focus show at Cottenham, near Cambridge. It's a really lovely show, not on the scale of Ally Pally or Harrogate but very friendly and one of my favorites. Small, but perfectly formed, as they say. I'll be posting more pictures from the exhibitions on Art Van Go's blog just as soon as I get time, but in the meantime, I particularly liked this work by Vanda Campbell of the MESCH Contemporary Art Textiles group.
It was part of a series, combining watercolours, metalwork and textiles. All very delicate, yet vibrant. And , apparently, she taught herself to crochet to make these pieces. I must say, she seems to have had much more success than I did, when I tried to learn to crochet in order to make myself a hat. (it's still pending)
On Saturday, on my way back from collecting my aforementioned treasure, I stopped off for a few bits at the shops, and bought these tulips. And, as the sun was shining through the kitchen window for what seems like the first time in years, I took a photograph. (I must admit that I had to clean the window first, though)
I would say, maybe Spring is on the way - but as it rained all day on Sunday and has snowed several times since, I don't want to jump the gun.
PS - What about this little beauty my sister found in her bag of potatoes - I think her husband thought she was barmy when she rushed to take a picture of it.
It almost makes me want to start eating vegetables.