We had an outing to Hoxne yesterday, what a beautiful village. There's a road there called Nuttery Vale which has appealed to me since I was a child. We had a stained glass class at the lovely village hall because we'd missed one at Stradbroke and our tutor kindly let us "catch up" - not that we were behind, we're both doing really well and enjoying it immensely. So much so that we seem to be gathering all the equipment we need to set up "proper" production. I think it goes rather well alongside the jewellery, after all it's about colour and creation. I have to say that I have been surprised by the number of processes needed to make a window, I can now see why they're expensive! However, I shall make my own - and I already have two people wanting panels made. We're going to continue with the classes next term, as we only know the basics so far, some people stop after one term as they think they know enough about it, but I can see where pitfalls can happen and want to learn all I can. I want to be really good at it.
On our way out of the village we looked up, and there looking down at us, was a magnificent barn owl. We often see them at Howes Cottage, but it's most unusual for them to just sit there looking at you. Little Owls, on the other hand, often seem happy to watch us while we're out in the garden. Spring seems to be really here now, I know it's still a bit cold, but the spring flowers are definitely on show now.
I most certainly will not be letting my new hobby outshine my jewellery production - I have made several new items this week, have a look at the New Items page to see what I've been making.
The weekly(ish) ramblings of a self-employed jeweller and countrywoman based in the Waveney Valley.