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!