Sunday 30 September 2012

Where did September go???

I knew I hadn't posted in a while....but I didn't think it was quite THIS long!!
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 ( ) 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!


  1. Hey good friend, it was lovely to catch up with you all. Glad you like the shawl, small compensation for murdering your baby doll ;)

  2. Wat een prachtig cadeau...

    Groeten Xandra

  3. cuanto trabajo y esa colcha secillamente magnifica



  4. Hi Lidi, what a gorgeous gift of Susan, it is really amazing so tiny and delicate work! Like you I also work on several miniatures, I love to do so, it is never boring ;)!
    These flowers, waratha's, are really gorgeous, thank you for sharing, (of course) I've never seen them :D!!
    Greetings, Ilona

  5. Hola Lidi, siempre es una delicia ver tus trabajos, tus cestas es proceso son magníficas, felicitaciones por el regalo de Susan!
    Un abrazo
    GRACIAS por no tener palabra de verificación

  6. Lidi I don't know where to begin! I love seeing the baskets in progress, so interesting. The flowers are beautiful and the shawl, WOW! Thank you for posting everything, great to see---Linda

  7. Hay Lidi,

    Your blog is very beautiful.
    And i will follow your blog.
    Please take a look into my world.

    Love from Holland..from Marijke

  8. Welcome to this blog Marijke - always great to "meet" new friends! Hugs from Australia!!