The roughs were done and sent off, and it was your encouragement that kept me going, and I'm absolutely not just saying that to get in your good books. Hugo can testify that I was bowled over by all your encouraging words, kindness and sympathy. Infact, I kept on saying something to the effect of, "I can't get over how kind everyone is with their comments". And I took your advice to take breaks, which helped a lot, usually I plough on through, but taking breaks made it a lot easier to keep going.
So it's out of my hands for the moment, until I start on the final art work. That's the time I can listen to as much Radio 4 as my heart desires, when I'm doing the painting bit, it feels very luxurious. Today I was working on a painting to go in the mock-up of the book I've been doing the roughs for, and I got to listen to the afternoon play on the radio.
Now I'm going to have to keep a straight face here, when I tell you about this play, and it's going to be difficult. I imagine it was quite difficult for the actors to keep a straight face when they were reading their parts.
The play was about a mother and son, and the son brings home a pet rabbit, much to his mother's horror. Things settle down, until the son suddenly discovers his crossword in the newspaper has been completed. His mother didn't finish it, the son didn't do it, so that only leaves one other living breathing body who could have done it. Yes, the rabbit, the rabbit completed the crossword.
Well, mother and son go to the Town Hall to report the situation, and a man at the town hall insists the rabbit has to go to school. So the rabbit is sent to school to go through the educational system. The rabbit doesn't like school, or the educational system, so he leaves the mother and son paw-written messages saying 'piss off'.
I'm not entirely sure why I carried on listening to this play, but I did, and in the end, with the rabbit under-performing at school, and threats of the rabbit going to do "work experience" at the local butchers, the son and his new girlfriend, (who just happened to be the rabbit's teacher), set the rabbit free in the park, which just happened to be populated by rabbits who had "escaped the system".
I'm wondering about the history of the person who wrote this radio play.
I was just telling Hugo about this play, and his responses were numerous. He now knows for sure that our boy dog, Douglas reads his car magazine, it's never in the place he left it, and the page is never at the page he left it.
And Douglas always wants to hop into the driver's seat of the car.
Anyway, Spring is here, and I know that for a fact, because the sun has been shining, and I saw two pigeons wobbling along behind another pigeon, looking very keen on her, whilst trying to puff themselves up at the same time as wobbling along.
Lovely sight that, two keen pigeons, slightly agitated and VERY attentive to the other pigeon, who was playing it very cool, but not too cool if you know what I mean.
And now, an explanation for the title for this post. I came across some things I'd been crocheting, then sort of abandoned, last week.
I picked them up, and shook my head disapprovingly at myself. "Tut-tut" I thought, unfinished projects. I don't know what's happened to me, but things are getting very relaxed around here lately. I always used to finish a project before starting the next one. (I used to iron my clothes). Those unfinished projects are all crocheted, as I've been swinging back towards knitting recently. Crochet is done so quickly, I started to worry I'd have mountains of crocheted blankets (even though I've actually only finished one crochet blanket).
Anyway, thought I'd show you some of my bits of unfinisheds, starting with the wire cup cake stand, full of little squares left over from my Little Squares Scarf. I may have enough left-over squares to do another scarf, but I'm thinking cushion cover. I did start on a cushion cover way-back-when, with these squares, but it is still at that start position.
See what I mean above? The squares above are the pattern for my little crochet squares, plus one row of single crochet around each edge, which makes them much firmer squares, and I thought, good and sturdy for a cushion cover. (Pattern for crochet squares in the left-hand sidebar).
And the crochet hearts? Well, something else I got obsessed by, then never finished, must do some more, then make them up into a garland.
To be honest, if I sound like I'm beating myself up about unfinished projects, I'm not at all, that would take the fun out of life, so I'm not worrying at all, they'll be finished when they're finished.
And talking of finishing, shriek! It's time for knitting, have to dash, love-you-and-leave-you and see you on Friday. Cheerio then. Love Vanessa xxx