I took myself off to the regional library to learn how to use the digital collection. There wasn't a lot I didn't already know, but there were some rather significant holes in my knowledge that I have now filled in. Nothing is going to change the lack of reception here on the island so I will visit the library when I do my grocery shopping and use their WiFi. It is very clear that people of my generation are afraid of "playing" with the setting on their digital appliances. Kids don't have this 'block' on their learning. So, I'm going to have to learn to play some more.
Whilst I was on the mainland I had a look in some of the shops that I rarely get the chance to visit and I found some design inspiration in the shape of this parrot.
I think I will call him 'Percy'.
On the base it says his country of origin is China and It looks as though he has been cast in resin.
But he does look you in the eye in a very knowing way!
And there is so much detail in this statue I think he would make a great subject for an embroidery.
I think those feathers would look good in fly stitch but I must get some of the other stuff finished first. Still Percy is now on my 'to do' list.