Wednesday, 11 December 2013
home, sweet home
after a very pleasant class at Fort Bragg
where my host Lolli Jacobsen at Pacific Textile Arts
was very kind to me
where i was housed in a most delightful apartment midst the redwoods
[splendidly designed by its owner Jackie Wollenberg on quarter inch graph paper]
i also had the great good fortune to meet Larry Thomas [thank you Lolli] and visit the studio he shares with his partner Ann Hedges [attending a workshop with him is on my bucket list]
i motored south on the coast road
[would have loved to stay for the snow, but i had a plane to catch]
...there was pretty ice building on the pond as i left.
someone had echoed my thoughts concerning that lovely city by the bay
on the walls of one of the old forts in the Marin Headlands
the flight across the big pond
is easiest if you take the option of landing in Brisbane [as opposed to Sydney]
it comes in at the civilized hour of 8am
gliding in over azure waters and sandy islands
and then you have the bonus of a lovely flight across the middle of our beautiful continent
and the scent of eucalyptus
goodness me, the piggies are big girls now!
peaches are their favourite vegetables
peacocks have taken over the pizza oven as their roost.
[that may change at the conclusion of the fire ban season]
our sleepy local town has discovered yarn-bombing
[a mere nine years or so after the rest of the whirled]
and now, having unpacked
washed my clothes in rainwater [such bliss not to have to smell of chlorine]
enjoyed a couple of early morning walks under crystal skies
it's time to get back to work.
i think i have a bit of sewing to do...
and you have two days left to enter the draw
Friday 13th is going to be lucky for someone