Children's assessments to moderate, finish and enter for the LA (local authority)
Our student teacher's observations and standards files to write up.
Planning for the coming week to do
Needle felted polar bear to finish
Painting to finish.
Pictures to frame, felt to frame, exhibition pieces to hang
In all of this it is easy to forget the boys and Tim.
Then there is this
Alpaca fleece, that came to me via Twitter of all places. Beware making comments on people's pictures it sometimes results in gifts you can't refuse.
I have never ever dealt with raw fleece before. So I invested in a set of carding combs, a bucket and a sweater drying net. Next was a trawl of the internet (wonderful invention, thanks Tim Berner's Lee; bet you had no idea what crafter's would do with your wonderful net!), Spinderella came up trumps with a guide to washing raw fleeces of different ilk.
Starting with a tiny batch as a trial run I am now hoping for sunshine, or warmth at least, so that I can have a go at carding the fibers. The alpaca's that donated the fleece are a most beautiful combination of creamy white and butterscotch brown. I can't wait to try out the felting to see how they turn out.
In between all that I have some stories to type up and send out there into cyberspace. Could do with a little Wrinkle in Time just for me, anyone got a spare tesseract?