I have been in the doldrums of late in terms of basket-weaving. I have several "new" projects in several different planning stages - some half finished - seemingly getting absolutely nowhere. So I stopped - which is probably what I needed to do.
I have been doing the odd bit of preparation work for my cane-based baskets - such a tedious job - but also satisfying because this is where one gets the basket shape happening. I just thought I would toss in a photo so you can see I have done SOMETHING in the last month!! This shows about half the stash!! Nothing like working in bulk!
I went to the markets yesterday morning and found these beautiful Waratahs - aren't they just gorgeous.
Waratahs are the floral emblem for the State of New South Wales by the way - just thought I'd throw that in!
I love these flowers!
My doldrums were lifted somewhat by a visit from a very dear friend on Sunday afternoon. Susan (http://minicrochetmad.blogspot.com.au/ ) and her "Grumpy" came visiting with a picnic in mind. But what I'm really wanting to show off is what she made for me - can you believe how beautiful this is? It measures 100mm x 100mm!!! and soooo fine - I can't stop admiring it! Thank you Susan!
And so I've come to the end of my post for today. I will take this opportunity to welcome new followers to my blog - thank you for dropping by! It's always nice to "meet" new people!
Have a wonderful week everyone!