My goodness, is it really so long since we talked? The partial eclipse of the sun happened on November 14 at about 10am. Of course, just at that moment big black clouds rolled in obscuring much of the view but we managed to get a few pictures using welding glass during the breaks in the cloud.
The beach blankets mentioned in the previous post turned out excellent. Anyone would love to cuddle up in one on a cool evening.
The next series was Marsden pounamu, somewhat brighter than this pic indicates, with mustardy gold flecks through them.
As mentioned last post I'm trying to finish off some projects. The irony is not lost on me in that this morning I was walking the beach, paddling in the surf in a sleeveless top and I have just finished off my winter jumper. That's what preparing for an exhibition does to you.
I brought some fabric home with me from Melbourne which my cousin asked me to sew for her. She visited yesterday and the garment fits perfectly. I just happened to have a ball of sock yarn that pretty much toned with the fabric so ...
The pattern is called "THANKS", copyright Satta Design. I can't remember where I found the reference. There are a lot of charts to the pattern, one set for each size so its not as intimidating as one could be led to think.
And that is about it. More blankets woven and a wrap woven but picture shy until finished.
I have been cleaning the house. Decided it would be best to start in the kitchen first. Our water contains a lot of silica. The council assures us its not injurious to human health but it cakes up electrical equipment (jugs etc) and deposits on porcelain, stainless steel and glass. And of course cleaning has been let to slip with an injured shoulder and all! I'm not one to obsess about the job!
Time to wind a warp I think.