I've yesterday and today to catch up with. Last night was Sugarcraft Class, Week 3. We did large and small leaves, using the Virginia Creeper Leaf Cutter, and a leaf veiner. We had to do 12 large and 6 small. As well as this, we wex re shown how to do the throats for the orchids. My home work is maybe 6 or so large leaves and all my orchid throats. I think there are six of those. They fix on the pieces that look a bit like spoons. I am much more relaxed than last year, though not as relaxed as I would like to be! My confidence is growing slowly, it would grow more with practice.
Whilst we are on a sugary subject, this evening I attended the West Cumbria Sugarcraft Guild Meeting. Again very interesting. I have learned so much. The demonstrations were by members. The main one was quilling. Quilling as in the same as paper quilling, but with flowerpaste. Very impressive I must say. It looked simple to do, and maybe time consuming to build a big picture up. I am inspired to have a go. We were shown how to make a duck, a fish and a cluster of bullrushes. The other demonstration was covering a cake in regal icing (or was that royal? icing), along with hints and tips. I was also personally shown how to hold and use an icing bag. On the small amount I tried, I could see an improvement. It's all in the technique, and practice of course.
Back to yesterday (although I am starting to wonder if it was the day before, days roll into one at the moment). We had a lot of heavy rain, no surprise there. But amongst all the heavy rain, there was sunshine, so there was rainbows. A beautiful double rainbow. I grabbed the camera to go outside. I had the thought to take a good picture of the rainbow and take it to the farm opposite. The end of the rainbow was right on their house. I got to the back door and it was absolutely hoofing it down. I retreated. HK was brave enough to go out and he took the pictures. He is good to me!