Each year I write a nativity play for church. I love it. I love the fact that I can write it specifically for us, using the people who are there and working with their particular strengths, and that we can, to some extent, pick up themes from the year and work them into the script… Continue reading The nativity is never finished….
We hadn’t seen one another for ages, and just met by chance. There was time, so we adjourned to a coffee shop to catch up. She had lots to tell me, since much had happened. I had lots to tell her, because my life has been “interesting” recently. We both talked a lot. I admired… Continue reading Sharing news…or not…
I’m doing another cross stitch sampler (picture will follow when it’s finished). It’s going well, but something didn’t look right today. A bit of counting and a close examination of the pattern, and I realised I had missed out a whole section! So, I’ve just spent some time taking it out. Sometimes when I make… Continue reading
I have a very clear memory of being in my first primary school class and being taught to write. I learned the letters well enough and could soon spell the needed words. I even mastered capital letters for the beginning of sentences fairly easily. But for some reason, full stops eluded me. I cold not… Continue reading
This is what I have been sewing recently. I chose the kit some time ago, but it has felt like an act of hope and defiance to sew it over the last few weeks. In fact, I love it so much, I might be making it again (possibly in a variety of colours) to give… Continue reading Hope and defiance, in a little way
So, back in the day when I thought I could plan things, one of the intentions for the sabbatical was to think about evening services, and specifically, to learn a bit about what others are doing in the evenings. Therefore, I, completely unscientifically, contacted various friends with a short set of questions. And because I… Continue reading A Sabbatical is not a holiday….a task yet undone!
When I have time to play, I don’t only make little things. Sometimes I sew. These are some pieces I have finished recently. I’m very good at choosing what to sew, and I love the process of the doing of it….but it appears I tend to forget to finish off, press and mount the pieces.… Continue reading