One thing we enjoy about living in Papua New Guinea is the availability of tropical fruit. Currently we are enjoying passion fruit from the vine that has scaled the side of the house. A little while ago Gorgeous Man and Gorgeous Girl went to the market and came home with red bananas. They were very small.
And very delicious. They didn’t last long! This is the first time we’ve seen red ones for sale. Hopefully it won’t be another 18 months before we see them again.
This week Gorgeous Girl was invited to a birthday party for one of our neighbours who was turning two. She was thrilled that the invitation said to bring her bathers.
The hosts had set this up in their backyard.
By the end of the afternoon, the patch of ground Gorgeous Girl is standing on was a mudpit.
The kids had a ball.
I signed up for Pinterest ages ago, but didn’t use it at all until about a fortnight ago. I’m trying to keep my pins to a small number so that I’ll actually do something that is inspired by them rather than be overwhelmed by the sheer volume. As chance would have it Practical Scrappers recently had a post on Pinterest inspired projects and I pinned two of them to try.
Here’s what I made recently.
Stretching myself a bit to add more hand drawn detail to the page. I think the secret is to be really confident with your pen strokes. This is an old, old, old picture of me. It was my last year of college and the girl on the right and I had travelled to my home state of Western Australia. We are with two of my high school friends. None of us are in WA any more, one is in the UK, one is in PNG and one is in Queensland. My friend on the end passed away in 2007 and Gorgeous Girl’s middle name was chosen to remember her.
I also made a card, inspired by Practical Scrappers, to use up some of the leftovers from the page.
Not sure I’ve pulled it off 100%, but it will do.
Finally I’ve decided to play along with Tour de Fleece this year on Ravelry (for the non-spinners this is a spinning ‘competition’ designed to mirror the Tour de France. This is what I’m hoping to get through.
Some silk, some merino dyed by me and some wensleydale. I probably won’t get through it all because, well I’m a student and I’ll be travelling for two weeks during the tour, but it doesn’t hurt to have goals, right?
I have a finished knitted object, but need to wait for the weather to clear (I will never complain about the rain because it cools things down marginally) so that I can photograph it. I’ve also started to ply up some laceweight singles I’ve been spinning for ages. I think it’s going to be lovely yarn when it’s done.