This is my wigwam for a goose's bridle on the embellisher - that little long forgotten expression which Ian popped out with has created a little discussion. I don't know if it is from Tasmania but it was certainly part of my childhood whenever some adult didn't want to tell you the answer (or most likely didn't know the answer). Further research on google tells me it means 'mind your own business'. I had fun making these long beads.
Beautiful day in Perth - we had breakfast up at Lincoln's, our new lovely cafe - with Grant this morning. They make the best coffee (after Ian of course). They have some dear little stools in the cafe and I went off and bought one for my studio. I will take a pic when I get the second one which I have ordered. I was looking for something nice to finish off the last corner.
I will have the front cover pic of the book on my embellisher blog later on today - Ian says we can take preorders from Wed onwards. He just needs to confirm the price as we have added another 10 pages or so since the initial quote. It has been very satisfying to finish it - and an excuse to drink champagne.
I have been awarded a thinking blog award from fembellish - I am not sure what that means but I am honoured - I am sure there are a lot more blogs with a lot more thinking. A friend emailed me this week to say that her blog is a visual diary and not full of family pics and daily activities - I think was a dig but I will ignore it. From all the comments I get, I think people must enjoy reading about our comings and goings, rugby and sailing etc. Anyway, I think it all adds to the tapestry of my life. I come with grown-up children and interests outside textiles.
Jocelyn - thanks for your comments - apart from the fact the NZ doesn't start until south of the Bombay hills, Auckland is fabulous! And the World Cup will roll up soon. Fingers crossed this time round....
Moonshadow Inks - I got a new order of moonshadow mists and starburst stains on Friday and I brought in some of the moonshadow inks to try them. They are exactly the same as the mists but in jars - you fill them up with hot water but you can use a pen to write or sponge etc. I have been playing with them and might stock them if there is enough interest. We have had lots of interesting stuff in this week - Rae has been dyeing up all sorts of things for me - we have ravishing rayon in the Opulent colours, and fabric ends which are very textured. Ian has started putting some of the new stuff on the web and I think he is working on the May specials right now. I know we are always late but usually worth the wait.