While photography has become a major interest, I have not totally given up stitching and other crafty things. Currently I’m knitting (!!!) a cowl or more likely a neck sock with some gorgeous Noro yarn I found in a bargain bin. Also successfully using circular needles, which is a coup as I am very much an old school traditional knitter – two or four needles if I need to knit something round. Anyway – it’s a change and easy to do in front of the television – though Australian television these days is full of foolish politicians trying to outdo each other. I read somewhere that the main party leaders were referred to as Dr No and the Flim-flam man. Seemed appropriate somehow. I’m longing for September 8th when hopefully the whole business will be over.
Back to some stitching – I made this recently as part of a birthday gift for one of my stitching group. A nifty little container in which to keep orts. If you do not know what this word means, its origin is from late middle English or German meaning food remains, however in this case it is for scraps of thread.
The other item I have actually finished is a triptych made after a class at the Embroiderers Guild. While quite pleased with it, there are a couple of things I might do differently next time. Sadly it is not possible to post a larger image here, but this is actually more than 50 cms wide and the detail is lost in this puny picture.
Now just because the last picture is not so good, here are a couple I took today of one of the many Kookaburras that visit this garden daily. I know someone who occasionally reads this spasmodic blog will enjoy them.