Sunday, 1 November 2015

* bonjour sunshine!

....perhaps most consider knitting to be a cosy “winter sport”
but I think it's equally creative on a spring day sitting in our new
(replica) Acapulco chair on the deck enjoying ~le soleil!

Sunday, 25 October 2015

enfin "The Big Chill" is over!

......winter in the southern hemisphere was really cold this year ~ so much for global warming!
the upside of having to hibernate was I started knitting after discovering Lions Brand – Thick & Quick yarn in their enticing redwood colour.
i had a go @ knitting a wrap for mum for Mother’s day and as she genuinely liked it, that encouraged me to go on a bit of a yarn adventure, borrowing knitting books from the library and checking out the wealth of info from blogs and online patterns. nine scarves and half a knitted teddy bear later and Spring 2015 arrived early in September! *Hooray :  )

my favourite yarns to date for, Quality, Value for Money and  Ease of Use are:

* Lions Brand – Thick & Quick
* Panda – Soft Carnival
* 4 Seasons – Pure Wool
* 4 Seasons – Marvel
   Soft (Acrylic)

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

contemporary botanicals....

isn't it kind of ironic to have a public holiday titled "Labour Day", when it is in fact a public holiday ~ a day off from work....

anyway it gave us a chance to visit a Botanical garden, I should say a contemporary botanical garden, not one of those traditional ones with the exotic jungle plants, that to my taste I've always found creepy!

.....thanks to the Nikon COOLPIX L10 some happy snaps from a delightful day out!

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

the sunny season ~ in blanc et noir

      How could anyone not like summer?....
                some images from the lovely season, fotographed with the trusty Nikon COOLPIX L10 

* inspired by Jacques Tati - Le Vacances de M. Hulot

Thursday, 19 February 2015

a polka dot penchant

polka dot
noun; one of a number of round dots repeated to form a regular pattern on fabric.

 Who can resist a polka dot?
Not me!
....apparently the polka is defined as;
a lively dance in duple time.
~ happy round dancing fellows,
perfectly symmetrical and delightful!

Monday, 16 February 2015

le fotographe amateur

"I spy with my little eye"
....who am I kidding?
I am not "la couturière"
as much as I aspired to be a sewer
of lovely things,
I just don't have the patience for it.
I prefer the simplicity of taking fotos,
capturing an image a moment in time,

for posterity of course!
I took photography for a semester at school, learning the basics of using an SLR film camera.

It was a novelty to go into the dark room and develop a roll of film, then experience the wonder of seeing an image slowly appear.

But being non-technical I am much happier just using a simple digital camera. ode to the SLR film camera,
foto from back in the day, entitled: