Wearing: Beehive and plait with Big ( with a capital "B") skirt, hoop petticoat and a shawl wrapped around my hips for extra warmth.
Making: little girl's crochet dress from a vintage pattern. I've changed the stripe because I had several balls of 5 ply wool and thought stripey would be fun. The dress is made from the top down so I can add rows as the girls get taller!
Watching: "Matewan" a 1987 film by John Sayles - in fact I'm having a John Sayles retrospective festival at my house. I love his films! Next up is "Lone Star" with Chris Cooper , Matthew McConaughey and
Which brings me to...
Listening: bbc documentary about Kris Kristofferson, narrated by Steve Earle. I had the privilege of seeing Kris Kristofferson play live last month in Melbourne and a damn right privilege it was. At 77 years old he may not be as nimble on the finger picking or as melodic on the vocals but his songs break your heart. And he sang those songs one after another without barely a word in between - he stopped to blow his nose at one stage and said "I bet you're all glad you paid so much money to see an old fart blow his nose".
It was like being told a generous bedtime story in song. And he came all this way to sing it to us. Amazing. He was just a beautiful man to see and to listen to.