Sunday, February 19, 2012

back from robe!

Sorry about the jam-packed post, but I've been away for a few days and have only just managed to collate a few pics and get my thoughts together!

Robe is one of the most gorgeous towns in South Australia (well, I say 'one of the most' because I haven't physically visited each one ... though I bet it *is* the most!). This is our third visit, and second stay at Lakes Edge Robe, a gorgeous holiday house right on Lake Fellmongery.

I brought my study books for the year and went through them .. the new deck was the perfect location to do so!


Beachport - yes the ocean really *was* that colour!

Lily @ Beachport:


Lake Fellmongery -view from the back garden of Lakes Edge Robe:
The deck at the back of the house has been extended since our last visit - gorgeous!


We didn't have time to see the Bat Caves at Naracoorte, but we *did* have a coffee with a very cool bikkie ;)

And one of me trying to needlepoint without my frame stand ... balancing between a sofa and two chairs inside the house ... awkward much?  (FYI, the bats are finished ... pic soon!)



Even though I'm still on SureSlim, I made sure I still ate healthy foods ... the only exceptions were one soy latte from Mahalia Coffee, a couple of glasses of wine, two slices of bacon with my breakfast at Robe Providore, and some delicious salt & pepper squid from Wild Mulberry Cafe! Robe is definitely a foodie's delight ;)

Luckily, I didn't put on weight, but remained pretty much the same ... weight loss to date is 3.9kg!

All in all, a very relaxing few days away - we can't wait to return in winter!

While in Robe, I read through my study books for the year - a lot of work but I feel more in control when I'm organised. The first assignment is definitely a challenge - here's how much I've done so far (it's interpreting paintings using tapestry) - a cute little Miro 'alien':



Tapestry weaving, although making more sense than it did in my first year, still baffles me! One day I hope that it is as effortless and enjoyable as cross stitch ... you never know!

OK, that's enough for one post - I will do a separate post for my new obsession ... BLOOMERS!

4 comments:

  1. Hi Michelle
    I am also doing 3rd year of Tapestry at SWTAFE and have a blog called Winding Thread, you might have to put in Tim's tapestry as well to find me as it is a new blog. I have just posted my attempt at Miro on my blog and like you I use it as a diary. I am a friend of Marymac and was the person she wrote about with the winder my husband made. She has a link to my blog on her site. It would be good to swap notes and progress about out work.

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  2. Glennis, how AWESOME to meet you!! I'm so excited, since I don't know anyone else in my year - will head over and find your blog now :D

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  3. Hi Michelle, I am even more admiring of your determination as I notice you don't find it as enjoyable as cross stitch. I like your Miro. I saw Glennis' today and she is going to sew the lines on later. I see you are weaving them as you go. I will be interested to hear your comments and then Glennis' to see which seems easier. We are organising a tapestry group in Melbourne that meets regularly and two new people came today, they are doing the course too. I am looking forward to hearing more about it from all of you. We are lucky to be able to meet and share, it is hard doing education by distance.

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  4. Ah Mary, I can be stubborn when I've decided that I want to learn something!

    I haven't woven *all* the lines on the Miro, but just the easier ones, heh heh! I'll go back and sew the rest when I've finished the whole lot - I'll post another update soon ;)

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