It seemed the Winter would go on forever , it rained and rained and rained and the mud took over. All the deep ruts that the trucks left when they delivered the Studio, filled with water and people kept getting their cars stuck when they came for supervision or other visits. Fences had been taken down so that the trucks could bring the building and that meant that the animals couldn’t use those paddocks. Grass, always scarce in Winter, was in shorter supply than ever.
Thank goodness we got away for a holiday in Queensland where we enjoyed some warmer weather and some wonderful sunsets at 1770 and Agnes Grey. We caught up with some old friends and read ourselves silly, walked on beaches, held hands and enjoyed each other and our surroundings. Then it was back home to the cold and the rain.
I haven’t spent quite as much time in the Studio as I would like due to having an unexpected contract teaching on the Counselling Degree at WELTEC. But it is looking like a Studio these days and I love being in there listening to the birds sing as I work.
I have to confess that I’ve been sidetracked a little from Weaving. That’s right. I got introduced to cobweb felting which has quite captivated me and nowadays I find myself playing with sliver and creating beautiful scarves of gossamer. It’s so much quicker than weaving and appeals to my ‘instant gratification’ tendencies. I’ll upload some photos for you to see.
At last it is Spring, the weather is warmer and we are finally getting the fences back up and the garden under control. The teaching contract is finished, it’s almost Christmas and I am beginning to think of writing and weaving again.