I have been working !
These are the tail feathers of my cockerel - I must admit I started him ages ago but then ran out of steam. He is now finished and ready to be framed, as is
Work this one out! I turned it before I selected it and on the way from there to here it has turned itself round. Why? Anyway, it makes it more interesting - it is a sideways-on Flamenco dancer, one of three, and I have really enjoyed doing them. It is a very messy process, with loads of scraps of fabric flying about, but very therapeutic and with all the dreadful news coming in from Japan it has been a relief to submerge myself in colour and stitch.
The last time I wrote I mentioned my great, great, great grandfather Lucking Capper Tavener and was excited beyond measure to receive a comment from a very nice lady who said she also had him in her family tree! What an extraordinary coincidence. I don't know whether she is a reader of my blog or whether her system is more sophisticated than mine and maybe she has a flag that pops up whenever Lucking Capper Tavener is mentioned in cyberspace! Do please make contact again - I did send an email. Maybe I should also mention Titus Angus (born 1760) on my father's side - who knows, I might get my complete family tree sorted.
We had a meeting of our Book Group this afternoon, here at my house as it was my book choice. It was The Help by Kathryn Stockett - a fabulous book. I was pleased that we all enjoyed reading it - I first heard it being read on Radio Four as a Book of the Week. It is all about the black maids in Jackson, Mississippi in the early sixties and is absolutely fascinating. I have been to Jackson and could imagine the atmosphere. Next book is Madame Bovary, I last read that when I was about 18, a complete change of time and pace. I cannot wait to get started.....