Saturday, August 7, 2010

Catch up weekend.

Sow good services; sweet remembrances
will grow from them.
-Madame de Stael.

What a lovely weekend of playing finish off and catch up!
Pixie and Cory have gone off to Lake King for
gokarts, Brandon is home but shut away in his cage, and I am...
doing lots of catch up with housework and, best of all...
my craft work.

I had done some stitching recently and wanted to make a nice
shoe bag. I had been struggling to find the time and this weekend....
I've done it. My shoe bag is finished. My main aim is to use up as
much of my stash as I can. I had this lovely floral piece
of material for such a llong time, so I decided that I would
use it and I love the colours.
I have even been able to use some more beads and ribbon from my bulging
stash, so I was pleased about that. The shoe bag fits 2-3 pairs of shoes
and uses less space than the boxes they were stored away in.

I have these pieces of material on the ready for a secret and special
project so I can only show them. You have to be patient for a while.
Today I did a fair bit of folding, cleaning and sweeping, early in the
morning so I could go for a gentle drive to Toodyay...taking my partner in crime, Heather, with me. This weekend, in the Avon Valley, the annual Avon Descent is being held. The Avon Descent is a white water race using canoes and power boats. Entrants from as far as South Africa enter this event and it is a big deal for the towns in the Avon Valley.

The race is over two days and when the first day of racing is done, the entrants of the
contest camp in Toodyay over night. So Toodyay is just bustling with activity on this weekend. Look what Heather and I spotted...we thought he was real to start with.

The guy in the top hat is the one I'm talking about! First he is sitting near one bloke...

Then he is sitting with friends. The group of people in the blue/black, orange/black and yellow/black were a dance group. Heather and I didn't realize at the time, but they
had drums, bells, things that made the best noise!! When I took the photo of the pretend
guy, we left to go to the ladies. On the way back we could hear this fantastic
drum beating going on. Naturally curious budgies, that we are, we went to
investigate. Heather and I and 100 other people just stood there in amazement.
This crew were fantastic. They all beat the drums at exactly the same time, never
missed a beat., Heather and I really went to Toodyay to visit the wool shop.
Yikes. We found it!
The camera did not catch the true colour, the wool is a natural tone and so soft.
I need to smarten myself up and knit for the show. I will be using this wool and also the Peter Pan wool that is pictured below. I'm thinking a nice cable beanie for the wool
shown above, and a nice baby jumper with the other wool.
This wool has just a fleck of colour here and there, so I can't wait to see how this turns out!

Now I'm going to attack my sewing machine, and get cracking on some projects. Well to be truthful I feel like having a nice little noddy! Heather shouted me a lovely morning tea in Toodyay, and we had scones and cream!

Scones + cream + friend + tea + sunshine = sleep.

Can't ask for more than that!
Have a great weekend.
Kind regards, Anita.


A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your shoe bag is gorgeous Anita!!! Love the way you have styled it in your garden. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Micki said...

The shoe bag is wonderful! How neat to bump into that dance team...Did you see them perform?
Looks like you have had a good time!


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