Wednesday, 12 September 2012

 Two days on the trot blogging. Got a real buzz when I saw this sign at the end of the road for my workshop. Didn't use the facilities though. I can not help thinking of that famous aussie song 'there's a redback on the loo seat'
Mind you we have only ever seen one that a cousin retrieved from under a stone for our daughter Clare to see back in 1997.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Just four photos from my Australia trip. The one at the top shows some of the ladies of the New South Wales Embroiderers Guild HQ who I had the privilage to meet. Those of you who are artists will appreciate why I chose the next two photos and the last one is of the bowls produced by the group of textile artists who took my class in Moruya. In spite of the cold we had a wonderful time, meeting relatives who had only been names to us before and meeting like minded textile people. One of the highlights of the trip was the kamakazi Kookabura who used to fly into our cousins window then fly back to its tree laughing and waiting to be fed. We never did manage to get a photo of it actually crashing into the window, it was just too quick.
I also picked up a guitar and played it after not playing for fifteen years. In Junee I played a couple of songs with the Tin Shack Rattlers!!!!
We became the vertical bowling champions in the Junee licorice factory beating the Aussies!!!
I visited an Embroiderers Guild branch at Mount Eliza on the Mornington Penninsula. it was lovely to see that they do much the same kind of embroidery as we do in the UK although they possibly don't have quite as easy access to supplies as we do.
We did a lot of travelling and it now seems a lifetime ago.