After a very long break away from blogging, (computer problems) I'm hoping this works. I've really missed all your lovely blogs.
At our holiday rental at Low Head we leave a basket of wool and needles and ask guests to knit a square or two, it is working brilliantly and everyone loves it, can't wait for the end result, I'll keep you posted.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Also on the agenda at the reunion is a cake stand workshop. My friend Trindy and I are the cake stand fiends and will take along some plates. These were my choice, Trindy chose lovely flowery plates. She is the cake stand Queen.
Hope you like my bargains. They were only a couple of dollars each.
Il take pics of the finished stands after the workshop.
Next, we choose a book to swap. Trindy said she has trouble parting with books so maybe the books could come home after they travel !
I'm sure, knowing us there will be mire fun ideas emerge. Il keep you posted.
Ten years ago, when we had our girls "farewell" weekend. I did sketching and painted a picture for each friend.
Trindy wrote a journal and bound a copy for each of us. Shelleigh collected shells and glass and gave us a collection. Jo took photos.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Still a shabby corner on this one but will last years I'm sure. The cotton is so thick and spotlessly clean. I think il get four large or two large and several small covers. Il keep you posted.
Think they will look great on a bed.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
We lived there for many years and still have a cottage there.
10 years ago five friends decided to have a girls weekend at the Pilot Station( cottages are historic ) to farewell one of our circle of friends, Jo.
Jo and her family were off to Chile.
We gathered on the Friday evening like school kids on camp. We had organized food, wine, activities etc.
It was a huge success and we dined on those stories for years.
Next Month, we are re living the adventure. Jo came back, via a few years in W. A.
The menu is organized. We have one of the group running a class on cake stand making. We will run a book swap. Each of us will bring a tea cup and saucer to swap. Something to remind us of our friends.
We will all take time out from family, work, and life in general and review the past 10 years no doubt. So much has happened. But for us the celebration will be that we are all still healthy and happy.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
For me, the room is as important as the food, so French theme was set!
This print was very kindly given to me by clients last year and for this night it held centre stage. I dragged every French related book out and included all my art books. Little mementos I'd gathered on trips, and a gift for each guest of a photograph from Paris printed on A3.
The room was full of candles and flowers and it looked great.
We bought some fairly reasonably priced French wine. The menu started off with Pate and champers. The main meal was a provincial style banquet which really is just another way of saying roast chook!
Desert was a yummy cake the guest of honor brought along.
Out came all the lively crystal and china from my early married days and a French dinner party was under way.
I had such fun dressing the house. The best part was the mad rush to tidy and polish!!
Many years ago, my husband and I entertained a great deal at home. It seems to be something City folks don't do. Think il get back into it!
Maybe themed nights are the way back.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
This fish was flounder.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
They are childrens entertainers and Vince is a singer songwriter. Today Marg and I have painted silk forlittle scarves she sells to go with their children's rainbow song. I ran a child care centre for many years and I know just how popular this flag waving song is. This afternoon we travelled into Melbourne to the wonderful Fred Williams exhibition St Federation. Sq.
I'm a huge fan and feel inspired to paint a large canvas. Tonight a poet friend is staying here so the dinner conversation will be very funny.
Tomorrow night we are attending a friends book launch and play reading.
So all in all a full on art inspired weekend with the nicest people you can imagine. We feel very lucky.
I did catch up with my boys in the week so I feel the Mothers day love.
Hope your all having a nice weekend.