Our community wool festival is in full swing. I want to post a million photos as I am blown away by all the woolly talent in our community. But I will restrain myself!
Last weekend I spent a day sewing on knitted parking meter cosies and crocheted tree collars.
|Glasses cosy for the optometrist!|
The laneways have been decorated by local schools.
The Community House and the Mens Shed made this amazing fruit and veggie cart to display near the community garden.
|I think I know who to ask to make a farmgate stand for me!|
And I delivered my daffodil teapot this morning for the opening of the tea cosy exhibition.
There are some amazing creations!
And all the cafe's tables have woolly flowers!
The Girl on Fire shawl is coming along nicely - up to 308 stitches per row now, so it takes a while to get through a row!
My reading this week has been The Wedding Group by Elizabeth Taylor. I love Elizabeth Taylor and I am glad that her books have been republished in this lovely format.
As it says in the introduction, there is no 'crashing melodrama' here. The book is a slow and steady recital of the eccentricities and suffering of everyday human life.
'A long emptiness before her, and all the days the same.'
Sounds depressing, I agree. But let's face it, most of our days are the same - it is what we do with them that counts. We can give it to that monotony and fall into melancholy, or we can embrace our days and make of them something special, even in just the tiniest way.
Please read Elizabeth Taylor - truly wonderful in such a subtle way.
And is it too super nerdy to say I am REALLY looking forward to The Great Australian Spelling Bee coming to TV? Probably, but I don't mind! I am already spelling all the words on the ads. Someone else please tell me they love spelling as well - I can't be the only one!
|This is a T-shirt from spreadshirt.com. They have a whole category for Scrabble T-shirts. Cool!|
Is it just me or would that drive you nuts too?! It is like I am drawn to it - every time I walk past it, I have a mental dilemma. Should I say something or just ignore it?! Would it bother you too?
Have a lovely week - I will be doing some more woolly exploring to see what the other towns have dreamed up!