My child is fearless.
On Tuesday Gorgeous Man and I celebrated our wedding anniversary. We went to a lovely restaurant – the food was fabulous. We sat by big open windows and had a stunning view of the sun setting over Table Mountain in the distance. Gorgeous Girl was very impressed with the playground. First, she went on the kiddy slide.
And that was fine, until she spotted the “Slide of Doom”.
Yes, it is as tall as it looks. Gorgeous Man went up the ladder behind her, but she climbed the whole way by herself.
It was fun to see Gorgeous Man sliding down with her.
I’ve been working on Gorgeous Girl’s scrapbook. This was an experiment I tried.
Using plain white and cutting out motifs from the patterned paper. I then took a class on Wednesday last week and this was the layout.
Patterned paper is quite expensive here, compared to Australia and the USA, so I can see more of this type of scrapping in my future. I have done two more layouts since the class that have employed this technique.
Occasionally Gorgeous Man will stumble upon tutorials online that he sends me the link to. This skirt is the result of one of those emails.
Through no fault of the tutorial, it didn’t turn out that great, and looks kind of handmade, but it’s OK for around the house in the very hot weather we have been having. I had problems hemming it after I had sewn the two pieces together. The fabric came from stash (part of my inherited stash, so I don’t feel too badly that it didn’t work out super great). I think if I do this again with good fabric I will hem the bottom piece before attaching it.
There has been more spinning. This is 100% merino, and was part of my December fibre club shipment.
This is available for trade, I’m willing to trade handspun, fibre or commercial yarn. There’s nothing wrong with the yarn, just not colours that I know I will ever use. So if you would like this to come and live with you, make me an offer. 🙂 I will insist that you wait until it arrives to you before you post anything, so that if SA post does the dodgy, then only one of us is out of pocket.
Kerin if you like this, let me know and I’ll knit it into more fingerless gloves for you.
Finally, a charity hat. I’ve been sticking to my “Fridays are for Charity knitting” plan so far this year and have been finding that it’s a great way to use up bits and pieces in the stash and I’m getting a fair bit made as well.
I have email again (mostly, but not quite like it was before). It’s nice to be reconnected 🙂