25 January 2012

mostly


Mostly I've been busy doing stuff.  I look guiltily at the laptop and think, well, it can wait while other things can't.

I came across the woman with the big slippers at a potter's wheel when I went to enroll for an upholstery class.  There's an air of worthiness about the old Victorian school with its wooden benches and slightly oily scent.  It's all webbing and wood and woolly stuffing.

I'm very excited, but will make an E for effort to come here more often.

9 comments:

rachel said...

Nice photo... But a youth, not a woman, surely? In saggy leggings? Queen Victoria would not have approved!

Joanna said...

What a beautiful image. Enjoy your upholstery and tell us how you get on!

Rattling On said...

Good luck with the upholstering... my cousin's wife went on a course then on the rampage round the house. Just about everything was re-covered and she bought extra things to do as well!!

Jane Housham said...

I hope the course is a good one. I absolutely love being inside old schools. That smell!

colleen said...

It's definitely a woman. I checked and there is definitely a bosom.

Will report on progress and any subsequent rampaging around the house ( made me laugh, that).

the veg artist said...

How about the 'slippers' being made of wood, to cope with the water involved? I remember an aunt of mine wearing clogs while doing the milking. (This was in wild, West Wales!)

colleen said...

I had not thought of that! I can remember a fishmonger wearing them in Soho a while back. Gone now, alas.

Liz said...

Much better to be out and about doing stuff than sitting at the laptop writing about doing stuff though please don't disappear altogether! I know what you mean about those old school buildins. The infants/junior school I attended was opened in 1875 and is currently used as a community centre. Must go and have a nose around.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Is that the uniform worn by people on the ceramic course ? In which case , the upholstery class seems a much better bet ...
It would be wonderful to be able to re-cover everything . The enormous range of fabrics available is so tempting . It might well be difficult to know when to stop !