Sunday, 5 February 2012

Wrong Place, Right Time

We tried a new venue for knitting on Friday - The Saloon in Hertford.  We have been there before but it's had a name change and a re-vamp and it's lovely.
It has half a dozen different wallpapers - these two are my favourites...

And the light fittings were fab too - we all wanted these chandeliers
And this one was ingenious - now I suppose there will be a run on old lampshades in the charity shops
Not sure if there's a problem with their signage though.  Having been there for several hours and having had numerous teas and coffees, I nipped to the loo for the second time.  Afterwards, I washed my hands and it seemed that during the course of the morning, since my first visit, someone had been in and re-sited the heated hand drier.  And I could have sworn that the beautiful metallic tiles were blue and not bronze.  On my way out back to join the girls, I glanced to my right I noticed some other items that hadn't been there before.  Yeah, you've guessed it, I was in the gents. Luckily there weren't any chaps about.

Tomorrow we are due to hang our Spectrum exhibition at Art Van Go.  All of our work is in, and I've been pottering about making small things to sell, cards .....

.............and needlecases, from vintage table linens (don't think badly of me, I only cut up the stained or torn ones)
But now I'm a bit concerned whether we'll all manage to get there tomorrow, because of this .....
I did think that as I don't now intend to go anywhere today, I'd make a start on my stitching homework, but I find myself trying to make some sense of my pen and pencil storage.  You wouldn't believe how many different containers and cases and 'really useful boxes' I have, that contain an assortment of pens and pencils.  No wonder I can never find the particular one I want.  
I must be in Spring cleaning mode - last week I tidied up my sock drawers.  I counted up how many pairs I had - is 78 pairs a bit excessive, do you think?  Anyway, I did a fair bit of decluttering and whilst I'm not prepared to say how many pairs I STILL have, at least I'm down to one drawerful now.
Let's see how I get on with the writing implements.  Enjoy the snow x

Wrong Place, Right Time - The Fall


  1. I know what you mean about storage for pens etc! I can't bear to throw out the chipped and cracked mugs, especially the ones with cats or flowers they end up as storage! I even put my crochet hooks in one!
    I was going to save the mugs and do some mosaic work...
    We have about the same amount of snow, I like it so long as I don't have to go any distance in it!

    Have a great week,

    Sandie xx

  2. Fancy going into the gents, what are you like?
    The chandeliers are lovely.
    How organised of you to keep all your things in boxes to make life easier, I know it makes it sense and Neil is now ordering me some.
    I've thought about my homework but I really must tidy my sewing room first and I've still got to label everything ready for the exhibition.

  3. Had a lovely time knitting on Friday although have only managed another two rows... too busy finishing all my work for the exhibition!

  4. You haven't got my pitt brush pens have you, yet another thing to add to the list of dissapearing items in
    this house, must be goblins.Really must take a leaf and SORT it.Really enjoyed knitting thanks gals. See you Saturday.