Sunday, 16 May 2010


I've had to spend most of Saturday and Sunday writing reports and I'm still nowhere close to repairing all the damage that was done when my home was flooded...but I have had a nice weekend anyway!

I've been admiring this lovely begonia as I've been working on my computer:

I have also managed to get out to a jewellery workshop at Fremantle Arts Centre where I've had fun playing with texture:

(These are little copper samples that I embossed with an onion bag, some upholstery fabric and a dried leaf.)

started to make a new silver ring:

and enjoyed the beautiful surroundings:

(This carved lino floor was installed in the Centre's main hallway as part of an exhibition which was held at the end of last year. Isn't it gorgeous?)

Importantly for me and for my sense of well being, I have been listening to Pema Chodron, a Buddhist nun, who has, I think, a fantastic perspective on life and its challenges.

It's also become cold enough in the morning to wear scarves. Hooray!

(I'm currently crocheting this Sweet Lorraine scarf. It's my second ~ I really like the pattern.)

...and I am just about to eat a large piece of delicious home~made white~chocolate cheesecake.
(Thank you Nikki!!!!)

I hope, dear readers, that your weekends have been full of simple sweetness too.



Thea said...

Lovely begonia photos :) I haven't tried jewelry making yet, but yours look nice! I love the pattern the leaf made.

Red Hen (dette) said...

I do like your scarf. I may have to make one of those too. Yes I did wach Rick Stein's show and my friend and I did that same train trip that he went on but his train carriage looked cleaner and more modern than ours! we were not brave enough to try the food. It is a great shame about all the rioting there. We were staying only a block away from the park where all the trouble is happening!
Maybe one day our paths may cross as I was at the freo art centre this weekend! You are a good girl to be doing reports all weekend, I haven't even started to think about them yet!

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

Love your copper pieces -- very nice. The scarf is excellent, too. As for dear Pema, well, let me say that "Don't Bite the Hook," her CD set about how we deal with anger, has been an eye-opener for me. Now I'm reading "When Things Fall Apart." It's more dense, and I'm taking it slowly, but there is much wisdom in it, as well.

magnusmog said...

Oooh, cheesecake!

Balkan Style Bloggers said...

Those are gorgeous begonias - they almost don't look real! Now I want cheesecake. :)

MayaB said...

It's such a joy visiting your blog, I really love your pictures. See, you inspire me too!

Samsara said...

Love your begonias, they're really pretty and delicate looking - the textured copper is gorgeous and I can't wait to see the ring when its done! That carved lino floor is lovely...what a great idea, I've been doing lino printing with students recently....Hmmm

Anonymous said...

Love the scarf and the lino!! Just beautiful.

VeganCraftastic said...

Your jewelry looks so cool! I'd love to get into metal working :)

deb said...

I can't wait to see the jewelry you create, love the copper embossing. I also love that small crocheted item - so pretty!

Anonymous said...

The begonias are gorgeous! And so is your scraf. Black scarf are so classy :)