i lead an interesting life
because i find endless fascination in the wonderments of the whirled
am delighted to be able to assure my readers that
boredom is not something that afflicts me.
it can be a life of extremes
i hang out with fascinating people
Bumble and Felix [while pruning roses]
as well as with my No1 son-in-law [an excellent shearer and generally very helpful chap]
you can't really see him...he's standing behind that pile of wool that somehow hid in the woods and escaped shearing last year
and at the end of the day
Johnniecat is always happy to discuss philosophies
in between writing and teaching
weaving, dyeing, stitching and dreaming
there isn't much spare time
i made time a while ago
to sew/dye/embellish a frock for someone
who said they wanted it for a red carpet event
and in rather a hurry
it involved several fittings [with long drives back and forth to town]
and some extended nights of handstitching
no payment was offered
and [yes, silly me] i was too shy to ask
sadly i cannot find any images of it being worn anywhere
[and none have been sent]
so the only pictures i have of it
are blurry phone-snaps.
i hope it doesn't end up in an op-shop somewhere.
it was an interesting experience
that momentarily left me feeling not quite "the lucky one"
[altgough other recent life events have reminded me just how lucky i really am]
the next special frock i make
will be for me
for an event at the Art Gallery of New South Wales
where I have been asked to come and tell stories
as part of the events arranged for a spectacular exhibition
Kamisaka Sekka - dawn of modern Japanese Design
maybe i will see some of you there?