Saturday, 2 May 2009

go east young woman

As you know I've been wheel-less for the last week or so. My car is still being temperamental brake-wise so Dad's lent me the 'spare' car and I'm on the road again! Yesterday morning was a run up country to see my knitters. As I went further east the colder it got but it was worth it. The air was crisp enough you could see for miles and sometimes I swear you could see individual trees on hillsides far away. And the hills. They were deep saturated indigo, backlit by a golden band. Very impressive. And the grapevines are turning golden. It's like all the colour has come flooding back into a bleached landscape.
(Also impressive when you realise the other side is a scorched moonscape......... although Jenny who I was visiting said the tree ferns are already growing back and by spring the black stumps will form an incredible contrast to the luminous green spring growth. And round and round the cycle goes.)
I did a little op-shopping but my favourite op-shop was closed and there have been op-shop changes and clear outs and moving of premises which always disturbs my opping karma and focus. And I needed to get back into the studio.
We had a bit of a run on tea-towel cushions this weeks and I desperately needed to get some more sewn up that I had prepped earlier in the week. 
Tomorrow will be dyeing day, now the cold snap has shaken us all everyone wants gloves and even though I tried to be prepared no one would commit to what amounts of stock they might need and of course everyone wants it NOW. Grrrrrrrrrr. That's wholesale for you! That's also the problem when you are the one who makes it all...... mind you that also has it's upside- if you need it done you just do instead of having to pester someone else!
I've also got some new purses together but I'll show you those when I've had a chance to do some photos. In fact I'm hoping there will be a whole batch of exciting photos next week! Stay tuned folks!


  1. hello, I was wondering if you knew about Melbourne's collaborative op shopping blog 'I op therefore I am'

    there are links there to maps and addresses of Melbourne's op shops. let me know if you are interested in joining.

    regards, Amelia

  2. Sounds very busy there! I've been having a lovely time op shopping here in the States.
    I am so looking forward to a trip Home and seeing the new growth on all the burned trees.


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