I'd been a bit nervous about the teaching, as next month the group have Kaffe Fassett giving them a lecture. But they turned out to be one of the friendliest groups that I've ever met and produced lots of colourful log cabin squares, mitered squares and a few shells, too.
The squares in the lower left-hand corner had been dyed at one of their previous workshops, using cow parsely and broad bean, amongst other materials, some mordanted with copper, some with tin. I adore the colours and can see that I'll have to track down a similar workshop.
Sunday found me back at work, but at least I work in a shop with a huge window, so I was able to soak up some of that superb sunshine. And when I saw the deep crimson sunset whilst on my way home, I knew we were in for more good weather! After all:
Red sky at night,
A few paces later, I realised that the local sparrowhawk had been visiting:
and I think that poor, deceased, pigeon must have been in the back of my mind when I selected yarns for this scarf:
which, much as I love it, appears to have a certain hint of shredded peacock about it... This week also saw the beginning of 2008's corsage mountain. Here are the first few brooches surrounding some of the twirly scarves I made in January. (I love the way the green ones can double-up as artificial cabbages).