Before we start I must congratulate Miss Beau Jangles on working out that the theme for Friday's blog was The Blue Album by The Beatles. The first item (blue bloomers) was a clue to the album and then the other items represent songs off the album - 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps', 'Old Brown Shoe', 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band', 'Octopus's Garden', 'Revolution', 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds', 'Strawberry Fields', 'Here Comes The Sun' and 'I am the Walrus'. And well done to everyone else who figured it out.
My weekend didn't quite go to plan - I managed to injure my shoulder getting dressed on Saturday morning! It's not quite as daft as it sounds, it's a recurring problem I've had with my left shoulder for the last 6 months or so, and it just happened to recur while I was reaching for my jeans. I think I damaged my shoulder when I fell on some ice on New Years Day 2010, and it's a problem now because my son's big and heavy. But my doctor couldn't find anything physically wrong when she poked at me so she says it's stress. Anyway the result was I've spent the weekend resting my shoulder which for me means playing on the computer. I think I've nearly figured out a way to create 3D figures in Blender and then open them out to make sewing patterns. And I've also discovered 123D Make - a free program that converts 3D models into patterns so you can print them out and build your design in card. I've designed a pen pot that I'm going to try and assemble tonight so I'll let you know how that goes. And the shoulder's much better now, thankfully.
Today's blog is about items which are beautiful and also have a practical purpose.