Well I'm afraid the long weekend was a bit of a blur. I think that I must have started feeling sick on Thurs but was trying to convince myself it was hayfever. I sneezed my way through the next few days and by Sunday was no longer able to deny that I had succumbed to the dreaded lurgy. I'm starting to feel better today but urgh, what a shocker! My face feels like someone has punched it.
However, apart from that the weekend was lovely! Had my parents here (*waves to Mum and Dad* - being part of a very small group of loyal fans haha) and we visited the Textiles Art Fair as planned. We dropped of our deposit off owls and I grabbed some wool that was kindly donated by some organisation (I've just unfortunately forgot who that was!) to make another one. Not sure I liked the end result but everyone else seems pleased enough. It was certainly a much harder pattern than I thought it was going to be, and I had trouble working out how it was all supposed to fit together. In the end I just made my own version. The feathers are cute though! So here's mine (front and back)...
To give you an idea on what the original looked like - the link can be found on Nicky Epstein's web site, which you can get from the Give a Hoot facebook page here.
Mine doesn't look quite the same! I blame the flu!
I spent the rest of the weekend dosed up on cold and flu tablets and enjoying the sun when I could. The dogs were also making the most of the sun when it came shining through. They look so cosy, I'm almost jealous.