"Let's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable, let's prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all" Douglas Adams

Monday, 30 January 2012

WIPs Whipped

I started this mosaic table before Christmas, it's an old dining table which we chopped the legs down.  Only after we'd chopped a couple of the legs did we realise they were Rimu (oops!).  

The mosaic is called 'Not' mainly because when I put the tiles on as complete tiles the men in the house thought it looked like a public loo, so I smashed the tiles so it's 'not' a public loo, and also of course because it's 'not' a pattern :-)

A GrannyGhan - finally completed this granny afghan (which I've popped into the Felt shop).  It's only taken me 7 months!
Man it feels great to have some finishes.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Saturdays entertainment

Tonight we had dinner at the Buddhist Temple in Flat Bush in Auckland,

Each year they hold a dinner that is for all of the volunteers.  A couple of my family go there so for the past couple of years we've made a family outing of it.  We also get entertained.  

Chinese lantern dance

Tonight amongst others there were some chinese dancers, a babershop quartet, and a jazz group from a local school. 

Kapa Haka Group
There was a great Kapa Haka group, and seeing them do the Haka outside the Main Shrine seemed to be at odds with each other which made it even more entertaining :-D

The Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple It has a great tea shop and I recommend the Lotus flower tea, and if you visit during the day very often you can walk around the gardens, visit the gallery and go and have a look around the main shrine. 

Saturday, 7 January 2012

New Year and raring to go!!


I have loads of ideas swimming around, the Vampyress Loo Roll Doll and the Flapper Loo roll doll might make it to the crochet hook today, as might the fern inspired wrap/scarf that came to mind whilst driving through the bush clad hills of the Taranaki yesterday 
Forgotten World Highway - Stratford to Tauramanui

The most remote pub in New Zealand

And the shawl made of flowers? Well, some of the flowers are made :-)
Then there's the mosaic on the outside table that is half done and I'm sure I could finish today if I put my mind to it. 
It does seem like I'm raring to go, it is after all Saturday morning at 8.30 and I'm up, showered and having coffee whilst blogging so who knows what the day will bring?