I hope you have had a nice weekend?
On Saturday morning and went to an Annie Sloan painting workshop run by the little shop where I buy my paints. I learnt a few new things such as how to do a stipple effect with three colours; an "impasto" technique that gives an almost leather-like finish and gilding:
I did the class with my friend L:
It was a very pleasant way indeed to spend a morning.
On Saturday afternoon I spent virtually the whole afternoon on the Ancestry website having a go at researching our family tree. It's all a bit complicated as my Mum was adopted - I have done the main tree using my adopted grandparents as they are the ones that mean something to me. I did start another to try and follow the biological line but have hit a brick wall after just two generations - I've managed about 8 generations on the "proper" tree.
My paternal Granddad is Polish and so I hit a brick wall there too, as an utter novice at the genealogy thing, I have no clue how to research your tree if you are descended from another nationality.
So far I have just found the names of the ancestors (although there was a photo of my great-great-great grandfather) and next up is to try and find out more. Have any of you lovely ladies researched your family trees?
Yesterday was a lazy day really, we picked up a couple of bits for me to do the Fugly-To-Fabulous thing on and then just mooched at home.
What did you get up to this weekend?