Monday, April 13, 2009

day 1 of being 60

I seem to have survived the night and woken up feeling exactly the same - the new 40. Thanks for all your lovely words - I did indeed have a great day and to top it off it is raining here today. Wonderful. Sad to say Darlington Estate has gone down the gurgler - well it had yesterday. We have been there a few times in the past for others birthdays but yesterday it wasn't busy - is that a sign? - and everything was rather mediocre. I would score it about 10 out of 20 I think. Shame but there are still lots of lovely restaurants around - maybe we have been spoilt? Still deciding what tagine to cook tomorrow though. It is doing its 24 hour water soak as per instructions. Let you know.

I shall be doing my draw on Friday when we go to Bruce's to watch the rugby -I would have photographed the basket with the 60 goodies in it but will tomorrow so you can see what someone will score.


A little play for another page for my Stonehaven book in the style of holey moley -above is the front cover - those are brown metallic beads on the side not red. The fourth and final page is hand sitching so that will take me a bit longer and then I will attach eerything - not quite decided how yet but it will appear before too long.

This is a round stone page with hanging stones....

and this is the back cover with some tiny knitted inserts.

Now we are off to Fremantle to see what we can see - last of our Easter break

15 comments:

Anita said...

I love your leaf peice. They all look very tactile. I'm warming to the stone colours too. Great work.!!

Gina said...

Love these book pages - such great textural piece.

Doreen G said...

These all look great Dale--did you find anything interesting in Freo that I might like to see when we come over?

Ro Bruhn said...

Happy birthday Dale, I'm glad you survived, I still have two days to go. Love the book pages, your textile work is so inspiring.

Patchmaker said...

Happy Birthday Dale! My day is today, the 13th; had planned a lovely walk, but it's snowing. Your work is beautiful!

Fulvia Luciano, artist said...

Love this new cover. I read that you put "tiny knitted insects" in the back cover and was going to ask you how you did that...?!?!?!

Happy 40+1, Dale!

HDD said...

What fascinating pieces Dale!
They are lovely. I wish I had half your inspiration. Pouring rain here again / still! Pity those camping!
And I am supposed to be in the Sunshine state!!
Heather

Sandy said...

What lush pages.

Heather said...

The Stonehaven pages and covers are so scrumptious - I want to reach out and handle them. I love the little knitted inserts. It's sad when you return to a favourite restaurant only to find that things have changed and not for the better, especially if it's a special occasion. Enjoy the rest of your Easter break.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Glad to hear that you survived the first day of 60. I have a few years before reaching that milestone, but it WILL be the new 40 :-)

Marlis said...

i know that i am late ... but anyway: happy happy birthday dale!

lindacreates said...

These covers and pages are fabulous! Glad you survived, and yes, you are the new 40!

Aussie Jo said...

We've just had the most glorious Easter weather which we spent in the Otways at Gellibrand, it's so lush and green there compared to our place. We are due for some showers tomorrow which we desperately need for the garden.
I love your Stonehaven pieces, the texture is gorgeous and I love the way the blue lifts it. Fabulous.

Judy said...

Hi Dale!

Happy 60th Birthday, sorry I missed it I am not in cyberspace much at the moment.

Lovely Stonehaven pieces!

MargaretR said...

These are 'beautiful' Dale. Love your new colourway just as much as your usuals.

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