The weekend also beckons me to visit Nundle where the last of the Australian Wool Mills still produces yarn from scratch with all the old machines.
wow what a joy….. yummy lunch around the table, herbal teas and coffee, gluten free and dairy free food supplied by Sandra the host, and all this lusciousness and relaxing ambiance was included in the workshop I ran for her today. The herb farm sells their plants online @ Mudgeeraba and we had free range of the garden for our ingredients for the sandwiched artist books. Thank you to all as it was a wonderful day.
I had to drive up to Brisbane to pick up my stock from the Botanique Bazaar @ the Mt Cootha Botanic Gardens this on a Sunday, with my girl is a pleasure… we stop off at the fabric store and have coffee and cake too. The fabric store was having a sale so it was a worth while stop off, came away with a wool/cashmere blend, silk canvas and some of my favorite wool/ silk blend.
Early in August I have been invited to have a display at The Friends of the Botanic Gardens Association symposium being held at the Mecure Resort at the Gold Coast. Thus the extra paper work for cards and frames.
As an off spin from Open Studios I have been given the opportunity to display my arts practice at the Brisbane Square Library for the coming month of June. I am their along with Gerard Walker, Melissa Latimer, Vanessa Laverty and Deb Oberhardt. ( thanks to Gerard and Melissa for installing our displays ) so if you are local drop in for a look.
The Open Studio weekend was a great success ….. met lots of lovely people made some bundles, shared some dreams, laughed and talked. We were nearly blown off the mountain by strong cold westerly wind, Bertha ( the laundry boiler ) had her first outing and worked hard, so cold and windy on the Sunday that I wrapped a blanket around her. I shared the Studio space with Nicole Crosswell great friend and neighbour, a very talented lady.
Its a week since we started our workshop with Elizabeth…. and I am home now and back to the real world ! Luckily it’s School Holidays so at least there’s no lunches to prepare. Last night was my first chance to look at some stitching and book making from my samples. The photos are from others in the workshop and wow what a talented bunch.
I am off to Newcastle to play with Elizabeth Bunsen for three days ….. I have got most of the ingredients to play with as we are making …. Tea, Leaves and Sandwich Magic and i am very excited. I need to make a couple of thing before I go … the troops need lunches and instructions for cooking dinner!