Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Last week, this week ... next week, maybe!

Last week was pretty busy.
Tuesday morning was the first of eight weekly ceramics classes I attend in Nottingham.
Then I rushed home to have my hair cut.

Wednesday was an ordinary Art Room day, except that I was there for all three sessions.
Thursday was an Art Room day also.

On Friday I had a fairly early start, as I went to Harrogate for the stitching show at the Yorkshire Showground. In fact I only caught a train at 07.16, and was at the show by 10.30.

This time the Knit'n'Natter was the location of the Shaun the Sheep Picknit project.
We seemed to get a lot of response to both parts of the stand.
I ended up sitting on the floor when teaching teenagers to knit, as we hadn't enough chairs for the volunteers and learners.
It is a smallish show, and predominantly sewing rather than knitting.

As far as I know, we were the only people promoting hand-knitting there.
There were a few stands in the Hobbycrafts section selling yarn etc.

On Saturday it was back to the Art Room.
We were fairly quiet, with a few people dropping in for a bit, but only one client staying for a full session.

On Sunday, we slept in, gardened etc.
We have picked most of the remaining french beans to keep for seed, or cook up during the winter. A few plants are still producing new beans.

Tomorrow I will finish in the Art Room at 16.00, and then need to be on the train to Birmingham for a meeting of the Midlands group of the ACJ.

On Thursday I will be travelling down to London pretty early to go to Ally Pally.

As usual I am volunteering on the Relax and Knit stand.
I go on the first day, and cover the lunchtime period (12.00 - 14.00 plus some more time which I fit in during the day as necessary).
Although it can be hard to hear them sometimes, I love being there for the school groups.
We get enthusiastic teenagers wanting to learn how to knit or crochet.
It is tiring, but very rewarding.

It seems that the Relax and Knit will be in the Great Hall this year.
At least there will be a chance that we will be away from the noisy fashion show that has been the bane of our lives for so long.
So there was a quick rundown of what I have been up to, and will be up to in the near future.
The rest of the year looks nearly as busy.

In the meantime, our mystery courgette (?) is starting to produce fruit in October, and they are round. I've never come across them like this before. Have any of you?


Blogger carol said...

Yes, I have! I like the round courgettes a lot - I think the flesh is slightly firmer, and they stuff really well.
Slugs got all ours again this year :(
You do get about a bit!

10:26 pm  
Blogger Nickerjac said...

Andy's father in law I think has grown them, we also got round cucumbers this year.

2:22 am  
Blogger ambermoggie said...

Wow you have been kept busy. Enjoy Ally Pally, sadly I can't go but one year maybe:)
The round courgettes are lovely, a great flavour. We grate them and stir fry with a little butter then add ground nutmeg, pepper and a squeeze of lemon jouice. Mr Mogs favourite way to eat courgette

1:27 pm  
Blogger Lloer said...

I see the round courgettes fairly frequently in the supermarkets here.

Have fun at Ally Pally!

1:33 pm  
Blogger Shh said...

hope you have a great time at Ally Pally... Sadly I am not going to be able to make it this year... :( I could have met youand you wouldnt have known! Well you probably would know me straight away but still I like to think Im doing a good job at being secret!
Hopefully your courgette growing goes well and they are as sweet as I see these people say they are.. :) Have a great day!

1:56 pm  

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