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Monday, February 28, 2011

Natural Dyeing

I have recently been having a lot of fun with dyeing using plants, flowers etc from my garden, over the fence and beyond.
This doiley was cream. I like it better in this colour. A lovely pink dye from my deep red roses. Here's to more of this!
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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Massive Damage from Christchurch Earthquake

Two buildings after the midday earthquake in the Central Business District of Christchurch.
  Miraculously people were rescued from these sites.
Sadly, the overall death toll is still rising.  Some injured people are being treated in different hospitals
around  New Zealand.
Assistance has come from many parts of the world.
(both photos were taken from TVNZ coverage of the earthquake)
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Nest Is Empty.

Our youngest of four left home yesterday.
He is now settling into Christchurch where he will study at engineering school.
Before he left, he went fishing a few times. He caught this amazing sea-run trout at a beach not far from home. His Dad went along too. They weren't away long when this fish was landed.
It was in beautiful condition. If I remember correctly it weighed in at five and a half pound or was it six?
A great catch anyway.

His older brother said it was a catch of a lifetime!
Although our nest is empty, we have many, many special memories.
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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Nuno Felt and Threads Go Together.

Some nuno felt completed recently set me into  making something small  with stitches,  beads and buttons for embellishment.

Each side, including the top and base were stitched  to create a different effect.

Although it is soft and flexible it  holds  felt balls.

I love how textural this little piece is.  It has own beauty.
It is definitely 'one of a kind.'
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