Friday, August 5, 2011

Wahoo for Friday!!!

I made this little crochet creature last year inspired by Julie Arkell's beautiful work. I am sure I saw it winking at me this morning.
Wahoo, it's Friday again and the boys and I are going to head up to Jonno's parents' beach house for the weekend. I can't wait to head down to the beach with a book and some knitting and watch the boys as they dig and discover caves.
Last time we went, I had been sick in the lead up and didn't manage to precook anything. This time I am heading up with a couple of meals and some biscuits which makes such a difference to the pace I am wanting for the next few days. I love not having to cook when we are away...
I have almost finished my circular cushion. I now just have to crochet a couple of buttons to cover the central hole. This project has been such a pleasure I think I will have to knit another one to match (in completely mismatching colours).
This is the last bunch of roses from my garden from the season as all of the bushes are now almost pruned. A pruned bed of rose bushes is such a satisfying thing to look at. I always imagine they feel so free and good to have a hair cut.
I am looking forward to playing around with this jar of pencils. You can find the most wonderful stamping idea here.
I am also going to take away my mini cross stitch projects this weekend too.
And here is a little drawing by Hugo to carry you into the weekend. A stripy snake on a sunny day with love heart clouds in the sky. Hugo made me smile yesterday morning when he said to Archie, "I'm allowed to bring lace and knitting (to school). I actually am". He apparently gave his class a terrific demonstration of how to knit and taught them the Steiner poem:
"In through the front door,
Once around the back.
Peeks through the window
And up jumps Jack".
Have a wonderful weekend,
Lots of love,
Kate xxooxx.
p.s. I am addicted to a new talking book at the moment by Carolyn Jessup called 'Escape' and documents her life in a polygamist marriage under the radical offshoot of the Mormon Church F.L.D.S. I have so much admiration for her and she tells her story with such an engaging voice it is hard to stop listening and answer the phone. It makes me pretty happy with the life I find myself in, I'll tell you now.


  1. I hope you have a great weekend, the sun is shining here very warm for winter. Hope the sun shines on you this weekend.

  2. FYI if you haven't heard The FLDS leader, Warren Jeffs, was found guilty in a Texas court today. I am sure you can find out more about it if you google him.

    I just discovered you and have started following . . I was so surprised when I saw the book that you are reading . . .well, listening to . . she has been on a lot of the news programs this week . . quite and interesting, and brave, woman.

  3. I love your little crochet creature- Julie Arkell's work is gorgeous, isn't it?!
    And great cushion, too.
    Have fun at the beach!

  4. Hello Kate, I recently found your blog and just love all your crafty stuff! Your round cushion is just gorgeous, think I might have to have a go at a few of those too! Mismatched colours would be perfect. Have a great weekend with your boys! Julie :)

  5. Love your cushion- looks like a massive rainbow donut to me- delicious. Love you sharing your boy's artwork- I do the same, he is now constantly doing me new pics" to pop on the blog". Have a wonderful weekend at the beach. melx

  6. what a fantastic find - can't wait to see what you two come up with!



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