had their final gathering for the year last Monday and I did manage to get there. Being the last gathering for the year everyone contributed to a fantastic lunch and enjoyed an extensive Show and Tell of of work created in many different fields from tiny needle felted teddies to huge patchwork quilts. The range of art and craft creations was incredible.
I haven’t been very creative in my work in the past few years. Oh Yes I have knitted many pieces (mostly my own designs), and written some patterns and enjoyed creating my cunning J.C. hat and Tardis for Nerds and Nomsense and baby pieces for our wee Gemma.
But by creative, really creative I mean unique pieces like my Great New Zealand Cloak and Leucosia. Pieces that cannot be replicated, nor can a pattern be made for it; and then there are those pieces that are intensely personal like my Alzheimer Brain Cells.
I took with me to show and tell my cloak and the pink sleeveless jacket and they were well received. It was fabulous because I needed a boost to move my fingers and brain along towards unique creations once more. My brain cells are whirring again.
And I have joined the Thames Creative Fibre group. Roll on 2014.
In creating this wee post I have discovered I didn’t write a post about Leucosia – so that will be next.
When you make a commitment to writing a blog post everyday.
Well it has been for me for sure
My son: You and my mum would really get on well.
person 1: Is she learning Computer Programming?
My son: No. She is a bit of a knitting nutter!
Person 2: Programming is step by step logical – just like knitting
Person 3: Programming is based on knitting, punch cards were used by knitting machines and weaving looms first.
I love this bit of a knitting/programming story. Please tell person 1 thank you for her words about my work. And yes knitting is like programming, although my programming skills haven’t developed much since our Vic 20 days – so long ago. My knitting skills have surely changed since those days but I couldn’t possibly comment.
I do only knit by hand now as I found machine knitting isolating and hard on the back and shoulders. I guess my machine was not low enough for me to manage well being somewhat vertically challenged. In recent times I have thought of getting another.
I have also found SIX concrete balls in Manukau that need tarting up a bit. I cannot create SIX ball warmers on my own, but have one completed and am ready to start a second – so I could install one on each side of the path where the balls are situated.
We went to Thames on the Coromandel Peninsula, North Island, New Zealand.
We joined a couple of friends and had dinner at the Nakontong Thai Restaurant and that was great, the food was good and the company was great.
Then Best Beloved and I wandered on down to the Ricks Wine and Brew (which was the Speak Easy) just to check it out and they had live music – one guitarist / singer. I think his name was Jeremy Gordon.
It was fabulous. We haven’t been out and listened to live music since we left Haarlem in the Netherlands in early August 2011. That is over 2 years ago now.
I think I told you that our daughter and her family are living with us at present. She told me this morning that at 1/4 to 11 last evening she was going to phone us just to make sure we were okay. She was planning on checking up on her elderly parents – now that is shock horror – a full role reversal.
But she didn’t. At 11.30 when arrived home she settled into sleep knowing that all was well in the world – mummy and daddy were home.
He is great with the wee goats and their mothers and the two special calf and lamb day goats Cocoa and Sugar. I know children and baby animals have a great relationship usually and maybe it is a grandmothers take on things – but I do believe he is special and maybe that means he is a goat whisperer.
But is not too happy with the billy goat yet. As I tell him – he will grow but the goat won’t and he must show he is boss of the billy, even if that means his mormor is there when they meet.
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