27 March 2014

The joys of life without a car. Spotted these two young ring tail possums on one of our regular walking routes. Nestled in the fork of a large old gum tree, their nest is only 2 metres above the ground so I am worried about them being so close to the road side. I'll just let them be, as transferring them to a new spot may confuse the mother. Nature knows best. Photo credit to my daughter Camille. 

Meanwhile, back home, I've been testing my marlinespike skills once again - this time on a set of coasters using the turks head knot. Cotton washing line cord in a natural color was my material of choice, and I'm glad of the way they turned out. I must say, my handiwork , including the front door mat has been much admired these past months. Is an enjoyable past time, and only requires patience on the part of the crafts person. Here's the tutorial I followed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bDjVb6dPec


5 March 2014

A recent addition to my collection of Ardizzone books. This one is titled Peter The Wanderer and is quite a rarity. first published in 1963, this edition was released a couple of years later. On every page a lovely spread of Ardizzone art awaits the viewer complemented by a quaint tale of a curious and adventurous young boy and an old worldly sailor. What a delightful read!

3 March 2014

A walk and bus to the shops and with only a few coins in my purse, I came home with a pot of pink flowering dianthus. Money well spent I say. Just a bit of bright color was all my front porch needed to look pretty again.