Sunday, 27 June 2010

Little Pockets of Joy

I have sat down at the computer with the intention of posting here quite a few times over the past month but the words just haven't wanted to come. It's been very, very busy at work and I've been doing loads of reporting, interviewing, commenting, reviewing...
And I think I'm just all talked out.
(Which some members of my family will find very hard to believe, I know.)

So today I'm just going to share photos,
of things that, in amongst all of the hard work, have brought me joy.

I've walked around Lake Monger in the soft light of dusk:

I've also spent an afternoon with my mum,
where we drank tea, talked honestly, and busied ourselves with crochet and knitting ~ Mum making bandicoot bags for the local wildlife rehabilitation centre, me working on yet another Sweet Lorraine scarf.

I have admired the little posy of marigolds that's been sitting at my sink,

finished the ring I've been working on in my silver smithing classes (hooray!)

and met the charming Little Red Hen for afternoon tea at Fremantle Arts Centre.
But more about that in my next post...

I'd love to know what's been bringing joy to you.



Fruitful Fusion said...

I love seeing your lovely photos and creations! I especially love that second shot!!! Beautiful!!!

2paw said...

I am glad, that amidst the work, there are little pockets of joy!! Gorgeous scarf, beautiful ring, such pretty scenery and flowers!!
Oh I can't wait to read about your meeting with Ms RedHen!!

Daisymum said...

I love Marigolds. I would like to dye some yarn with marigolds. I think it would be so pretty!

Erin Wallace said...

It's good to hear from you! Your scarf is beautiful and I love marigolds, too. Have a fantastic week.

xo Erin

magnusmog said...

I can see why you've been busy.

Love the new ring!

Red Hen (dette) said...

It was lovely to meet you too. Now I have a face to go with the stories!
Holidays are my little pocket of joy... Thank goodness they have arrived at last! Hope you enjoy yours and get a chance to do lots of joyful crafty things!

Katie said...

Love the photos, the sunset colors are lovely.

Lynda said...

I love your dusk!

Thank you also for the scarf congratulations...and my little sister purchased some lovely Twilleys Freedom Spirit on my behalf in sunset red shades that I really, really couldn't resist from her local wool shop....I suspect that I didn't actually pay her back the full amount, and really do appreciate her pandering to my whim!

I think I might make her a scarf....:)

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

I've always loved marigolds! How can anyone resist a smile when they see those beauties....

What brings me joy these days: my purring cats, my son's smile, my husband's laughter, and my impending vacation (leaving town for 2 weeks, starting this Wednesday)!

Thea said...

What peaceful photos. Right now it's needle felting that is bringing me joy.

Anonymous said...

What brings me joy? The kids when they first wake up and all they are capable of doing is cuddle. That and being at home at the moment and getting some spinning done. Oh and seeing your wonderful photos, they look so serene.
I do love that ring. well done.