Despite being a week earlier the school fair went really well. I had a constant stream of people stopping by and admiring my things and a lot of cash did pass hands I'm glad to say. So financially it was good but more than that I was really touched by all the compliments I got. Like many I am constantly comparing myself with others and thinking that my stuff isn't as good but after yesterday I should shoot myself everytime I think like that. One of the funniest things was that about a dozen or more people picked up this picture that I'd just knocked up to show off my plant dyed fibre:
I was bored one evening and embellished it with a few stitches as you can see but I've never valued it much. Yesterday a number of people asked if it was for sale and I was quite taken aback if I'm honest. I'm looking at it in a new light this morning though! I don't think I'll make any to sell because needlefelting doesn't really grab me but I'm thinking about maybe doing a plant dyeing workshop next year and then showing people how to make pictures with their fibre. I think that's the best way to go .......
Anyway, got back last night totally cream crackered (which you must know by now means knackered). Tom had supper in the oven - what a star. He stayed behind in the morning to cook and clean up and then came and helped me all afternoon. So we got back, I dived in the bath, read the papers after supper and had a well deserved early night.
This morning we woke to an emptly fridge:
well empty except for lots of bacon, goose fat and masses of double cream - what the heck are we going to do with all that? So I think it's cheese and bikkies for lunch and leftovers for supper:
I bet you can just imagine the arguing that's going to go on in our house tonight over who has what? Fish pie, beef in stout, chickpea something or other or out-of-date sausages with red cabbage. Don't they all sound and look delectable (not). I think I'm going to have to rustle up something for pudding to bribe the unsuspecting family (and to use up some of that cream).