While David had Amy for the day on Saturday I turned this
into this.Charcoal grey wool flannel with variegated brown chainstitch floral design in a slightly A-line skirt. Will be on me for the great Government House expedition on Friday. I think. Unless I have a wardrobe seizure, which is entriely likely. My first foray into real life pattern drafting for ages and it felt, well, good!
Next I took these
and did thisand ended up with these
The photo isn't great on colour reproduction I must say. The bottom two are done using a colour called wattle bark (makes me feel all aussie inside), the next three using red and top five using purple - all from Sandra my fabulous dealer. Thanks Sandra! And the skinny little strip of green is a kool aid dye curtesey of the gorgeous Leslie over at Oobee who, being an Aussie who came from somewhere else, knows about kool aid and the fact that something you are supposed to drink can do that to wool. Thanks Leslie!
And on Saturday night David and I watched this (again) - what an ace film!while I finished up this nice big shop order for my lovely friend Bernard who I haven't seen for years and years and then I saw him in the street the other day and it was like I saw him yesterday. Don't you love people like that?
On Sunday I took Amy outand we went for a long walk. We saw a couple of my most favourite of nature's freakishly beaustiful flowers, Amy practiced counting on letterboxes and picked up lots of bits of stuff from the footpath.
We went to visit our friends Maria, Sasha and Alessia. Because Maria is a hostess with the mostess and was recovering from a bit dinner party and a late night, we got to feast on left overs. Maria loves Amy because she eats everything!Then Amy and Sasha playedwhile Maria and I yakked and I knitted this,two strands of 8 ply wool, one black one grey, knitted on 7.5mm needles. 35 stitches for about 38cm then halved and sewn up the sides with a slight taper. Love it.
Whacked. Cold and rainy. Nothing on TV so we played Canasta and David whipped my butt reeeal good. Sleep.
Now I can face my birthday tomorrow and advance on old-bag-dom with peace and serenity.