After a week of hard work, my mother-in-law is packed up and ready to move into her new cottage tomorrow morning. (Oh, how we're praying for a clear, dry day!) We've got many, many boxes of books, fabrics, antique china, and theatre costumes to haul; furniture to maneuver up narrow, winding stairs; and paintings to transport gently (Howard's grandmother, Ruth Sudbury-Palmer, was a landscape artist)...but there will also be food and cake (thanks to the kind harpist across the road), and by nightfall it will all be done.
On Wednesday I plan to collapse, and I'll back in the studio (and back on-line) by Thursday. See you then.