Later in the morning we went for a walk - just a mundane food shopping trip. BUT the clouds had started to roll over and it was bitterly cold!
I walked down to our local Embroiderers' Guild meeting by which time the wind had started to blow the clouds in and it was still bitterly cold. We had a nice small workshop - no creativity - but we had a good natter and catch-up. I felt very bad that I hadn't completed the small needle woven butterfly I started at a day workshop last month. I've completed the two large wings and everyone loved my colour combination. I must keep this project near the top of my TO DO list.
By this time the wind was really blowing a gale and I was nearly blown over as I walked past a road end. However we noticed that at 4.45pm there was still light in the sky, the days are really starting to draw out again. Amazing what a bit of sunshine can do to lift the spirits!
As part of a project I am taking part in I am researching old clocks. If anyone comes across good photographs please let me know. I'm sick of looking at clocks on Google images.
There is a beautiful French clock I found on the Bonhams website. I can't download the photo but if you click on the Bonhams link it should show in your browser. So I have started brainstorming different types of clocks. Again if you know of a different type of clock that I may have forgotten, let me know.
Here is a picture of one of the long-case clocks at Wallington Hall and a very interesting table clock. Sorry they are not very good pictures - the light wasn't very good when I was there and I was using my small i-Pod so not a very steady hand.
That's all for now. More about this project later. I can't give too much away at the moment. It is stitching related! Honestly!