Friday, 23 October 2009


I'm dashing off this post because I am getting ready to leave for a holiday to Malaysia and Vietnam...which makes me very excited and a little scared all at the same time!
I am busy, busy, busy getting organised
but I didn't want to go without saying goodbye to all my dear blog buddies and readers
or without sharing a little something of what I've been doing since I posted last.

I've been crocheting a Sweet Lorraine scarf to keep me warm when I get up to the north of Vietnam:

It's working up really, really quickly.
The pattern calls for Foundation Single Crochet at the start, which you can see at the top of the following photograph:

I've never used the Foundation Single Crochet stitch before and it's a little tricky but it creates a very stable foundation so I'm glad I've worked it out. (I found this Ravelry thread really helpful, if you'd like to have a go too.)

I have taken some not~very~good photographs of the glass beads I made at a workshop at Fremantle Arts Centre.
Here are my favourites:

They were surprisingly simple to make. I'd love to do another workshop.

I've been gardening,
watched over by a gentle mother dove who's made a nest just by my back door:

...and I've finally got around to photoshopping the last of my wildflower shots:

Hibbertia and Leschenaultia, Chittering

Blue Tinsel Lily, Chittering

Veined Yellow Pea, Chittering

Silky Yellow Pea, Chittering

I wonder what my next post will contain?
Adventure awaits!



Kitty said...

Vietnam and Malaysia? That sounds fabulous! I can't wait to hear all about it! Will you bring crafts to travel with?

I love your flower photos! The light is wonderful!

Unknown said...

Have a great trip. Can't wait to see all the goodies you create and what you bring back.

We will see you on the flip side.

Indigo Blue said...

I can't wait to see your photos from your next trip when you get back. What an opportunity. You are having rather a fantastic time aren't you? Brilliant. The scarf looks lovely. I am going to have a look at the tutorial and see if my skills are up to it. Take care and have a safe journey.

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

Lovely scarf, and beads, and flowers! May you have a wonderful adventure!!!

Red Hen (dette) said...

Have a great trip. I look forward to seeing some fantastic holiday photos

2paw said...

Gorgeous scarf and you are very adventurous trying a new technique!! Have a very wonderful trip. I shall be thinking of you and sending happy holiday thoughts!!!!

Anonymous said...

Lovely photos!

magnusmog said...

Have a wonderful time!

Anonymous said...

lovely pictures..thanks for sharing them.

the dove is just lovely.

i am so jealous of those that can crochet..oneday i will learn how to read the patterns and do it right!

have a safe trip