Thursday, April 30, 2015

new stuff

I started my new (permanent) job this week - it's been great!  2 weeks of training before we are let loose, which is pretty awesome.  So I'm trying to get back into a proper routine, which has been more difficult than I expected ...

Of course, I'm still weaving!  Here's a cotton scarf I just finished:

And this is the new warp I am in the process of putting on the floor loom:

And I'm in the process of having some of my scarves available at a trendy cafe in Adelaide - just working out the details, I will let you know when it's been sorted ;)  This year I really have to get my work out there!!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

tourists in our own town

I've always loved this concept ... why do we always want to go to exotic locations when we have so much beauty on our own doorstep?  We are fortunate enough to live only 30 minutes away from the gorgeous wine region of McLaren Vale, so we decided to visit on this rare child-free Sunday ;)

Now you know I'm rubbish at outfit posts ... but here I am (in front of Anita's beans):

This is one of my favourite comfy outfits ... hand-me-down dress from a friend (it's stretchy!!) and my Luluemon yoga pants (which have ended up being going-out pants rather than yoga pants, haaha!).

We went first to Willunga to have wood-oven pizza from Pizza Kneads - here's Anita enjoying a glass of Hither & Yon's Grenache Mataro ... YUM!!

We then visited the ultra-trendy Alpha Box & Dice at McLaren Vale, as I wanted to buy this specific bottle of wine ...

I'm sure LaSirene will be pleased!  And I couldn't resist buying a couple of wine glasses from there:

Haaha!  The ones at cellar door have 'Half Full / Half Empty' on the side ;)

We also stopped off at Pirramimma Wines for a dozen Merlot for the 'wine cellar'.

OK, better do some weaving before the sun goes down!!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

working + weaving

Yes, I have finally secured a more permanent job - starting 27 April (due to security clearances), I'll be starting at ASIC (Australian Securities & Investments Commission) - yes, that's federal government.  Never would have imagined I'd end up there, but hey!  It's all an experience ;)  I've had quite a bit of experience with ASIC regulations at my last job, so I assume that's why I was successful ;)  I will be working in the temporary job for at least the next week, but hopefully they need me for the 2 weeks in between, depending on how busy they still are!

I have also been doing lots of weaving - of course!  Here's the current warp on my table loom:

And on Betty there is a cotton warp - first pics are of the warp on the warping board (second one taken by Anita):

And here it is in progress on the loom:

One will be for me, one for Anita's mum Brigitte, and the third will go in the shop ;)

Here's Frankie sitting on a piece of paper that just came off the warp:

I've also been clearing and sorting - I bought a lovely large Ikea unit for the books and LPs, and the existing unit went into Anita's study:

Next on my agenda is finishing this small tapestry of Frankie - here she is sitting in front of it, and not looking particularly impressed!

OK, back to it!!