The gestation period for this chapter has been long, but with the arrival of my glasses a month ago I've now been able to get on with close work. Not only have I finished Chapter 8 but I've also made a start on my ideas for the functional three-dimensional embroidered item. This is to be a collar made of organza, more of which very soon . . .
I don't want you to think that complete idleness has taken over during the last few months. Oh no, a project of surprising complexity and disruption has been taking place: the removal of my computer and photographic equipment from dear husband's study downstairs and into my workroom upstairs where some superfluous furniture (my son's bed -- he's now 31 and married) needed removing. The plan as I outlined it sounded simple enough and was agreed in principle. Moving from concept to action is not always easily achieved, however, a game of golf gave me time and there was no going back.
We live in an old house; the walls are thick and the internet needed much coaxing and Netgear to function in its new location. The rooms stripped out clearly needed decorating, a carpet replaced, an extraordinarily large collection of books reduced and sorted, sewing kit centralised and so on and so on. And now? We have two beautiful and serene work spaces. And yes, it was worth it, for us both.