Monday, June 29, 2009

My Fellow

My clever fella has won a Churchill Fellowship. He'll be off for 6 or so weeks to various parts of France to learn the traditional art of French bow making. How good does that sound!?

I am not sure whether the kids and I will be joining him. I am just off now to buy my lotto ticket, so I'll let you know tomorrow.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Granny Square

With much patience from Lynne, who so kindly instructed me in the fine art of the granny square, I achieved this little start at Brown Owls on Monday night.  I seem to have developed my own novice technique of half-knitting, half-crochet technique ('critting' perhaps or 'knochet') by winding the wool around the hook with my right hand - knitting style! 

See ... with craft, you never quite know what's going to happen!

Thanks Lynne!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Hooters Out!!

Brown Owls was mint!
It was all the crafty caring and sharing love that I had hoped for. I hope all the other owls loved it as much as I did. The smile on D's face says it all. And look how fast Eve crochets- her face is a blur!

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Thanks Gem and Eve. Thanks Gabbi. Thanks Launny Owls. Looking forward to the next one.

Sunday, June 14, 2009


I love Heide. Our visit to the Modernism exhibition and lunch in the gardens with this guy and some other beautiful sculpture was my favourite outing of our recent trip to Melbourne.

 Aaah the serenity ..

Friday, June 12, 2009


I could not have said this better myself: 

"Imagine that the key to happiness is following your own intuition instead of other people's opinions and advice."