Yes I am back from Melbourne where I had a lovely time. Staying with Mandy was like a 5 star fully serviced hotel where I could even swim while my hostess cooked my dinner. Always enjoy a visit to Melbourne - my 2 lots of classes went well (well I hope they all enjoyed them too) - the students were great and did some wonderful work. At the end of the 2 days of embellisher I think there were some hot motors - but lots of great samples and stuff. I have come back with more ideas - I have a forum week to teach in September and have loads of extra ideas racing around in my head to keep us all super busy. On my day off when I would have been happy to do nothing and certainly not be a bother, Mandy had other ideas and took me to several great shopping spots where I managed to spend some money.... The weekend workshop was very full but again they created some great stuff. No pics as I left the camera at home for Ian to use but I really should remember to take it to Geelong. SO - thanks Mandy - you're a star....
Got back to a couple of lovely new books - well a few more than that but these are both lovely. First one is Intertwined - I love all the super textured yarns and when I get onto my new spinning wheel (when it is cooler) I shall be trying lots of these ideas.
This one - Uniquely Felt - is quite fantastic. I had forgotten I had ordered it but it is jam packed with so much detail and information I could almost be tempted to do some wet felting (maybe before too long)
Last Sunday at San Marco I did my Nana thing and took photos of the 'children' - unlike Nana, they can be deleted if no good, the camera has a no-shake for when I am laughing and even I can take some reasonable pics. In her old age, my mother's photos started to have heads chopped off and she sent me photos of people I had never seen in my life nor knew the names she wrote on the backs. Never mind. I am sure there was a photo of Ian but as he crops them, ......
Here are Kazuko and Bruce
Bruce and Grant
and all 3 of them
and finally Kazuko and Bruce. Mother's perogative to put many photos on her own blog...
Everything unpacked and away and maybe studio work tomorrow - I have started on my Marrakesh book Robyn will be pleased to hear.
- Vale Sir Edmund Hillary - a truly fine man