Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Today I had a market stall at Lawson Markets. I sold clothes that I don't wear any more - just moving on stuff with my friend, Mon. It was a slow day but I still made over $100, which I was very happy with. Me, being the Bower Bird that I am, found some treasures to bring back to my nest.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
I couldn't believe it... We got snow here today. Not enough to cover the ground but big snow flakes falling out of the sky - just to think I was wearing a T-shirt a few days ago.
Friday, October 15, 2010
We discovered this cicada coming out of it's shell.
Katie was excited. She thought it was a Yellow Monday.
Now, what was amazing was that we left her there for a few hours. The kids and I got on with other things - we baked cookies, so the kitchen was nice and warm. When we came back to check on her she had changed again. She developed back markings on her head and her tail turned black.
We kept her until my son got home from school. Then we thought it was time to release her back into the wild now that she had safely gotten out her shell.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
At the Bead and Gem show a few years ago I bought a few pairs of really daggy earrings that the stall holder was selling cheap to get rid of. I bought them for the beads which where lapis, coral and turquoise. I pulled them apart and threaded up this necklace, which I think works well with the pendant.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
These bugs live underground for about 7 years then emerge for about 2 weeks, make a hell of a noise, try to avoid being eaten by birds and caught by kids while trying get their leg over (well, in their case, legs) - then die. And the life cycle goes on again....:)
On our walk today we found our first cicada for the season. Sunny Boy was so excited. The cicada went on the walk with us for a little while and he proudly showed him off to the other bush walkers that passed us by. I made sure Sunny Boy put him back in the spot where we found him on the way back out of the track. We know it was a he because only the boys make a noise, which has been described as a little car alarm.
Watching my son brought back memories of my childhood Summers, collecting cicadas and letting them crawl all over me. And having a competition with my brother and the kids in the street where I grew up as to who could collect the most in one day and who could collect the most different types. We kept them in a box inside near our back door then after a day or so let them go. I remember one morning we woke up with cicadas all over the kitchen because we didn't put the lid down properly. My mum wasn't impressed... (lol)
Thursday, October 7, 2010
When I was sorting through my wool stash, I came across this scarf that I was working on made out of sari silk. I love the beautiful vivid colours.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
'No cheeky monkeys jumping on the bed!'
We had a little bit of an accident today. Little Lou fell out of his bedroom window. There is usually a bit of dowel that stops the window from opening up fully so little people don't fall out (the window is set low - as we are in a rental property, we can't do too much to it). Anyway, I opened the window up a few centimeters to let some fresh air in and didn't check to see if the dowel was in place, as I got distracted. The dowel had been moved so the window could open up fully. Lou fully opened the window and leaned on the fly screen. It didn't take his weight and he fell out the window (about a 1.5 metre drop) onto the concrete path below. A trip to the hospital to check him over.... Luckily, he just had a cut and a sore head.
Monday, October 4, 2010
It has been raining up here in the mountains for a few days now and I got sick of being stuck in the house. So I said to the boys, "get your gumboots and raincoats on, there some puddles that need jumping in".
Off we went on a bush walk or should I say puddle walk as most of the track seemed to be a never ending stream of puddles.
I was amazed at how many other raincoated bush walkers we walked past on our journey, saying how nice it is to go for a walk in the drizzle. The colours of the bush look so beautiful with the rain on it. I didn't get many photos as Lou just wanted to keep walking. I had to keep my eye on him - the stream next to the track was flowing very fast today.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Rib Detail Cardigan from Knitting Noro by Jane Ellison
As we're in spring, coming into summer, the wool shop is getting low in the Noro section so I didn't have a real lot to choose from. I know I can order on line but I like to see and touch what I'm buying when it comes to wool.
I really like this colour way when it is a ball of wool. As I'm knitting it up, I'm not so sure. Funny, I usually go for brighter colours but my eye kept going back to these colours. I have the front almost done... now for the back and the sleeves.