19 October 2007

I am

grateful :: to Danielle and the blogless Hilary for so generously giving me books, out of the blue and just like that

sitting :: here on my lunchbreaks, knitting in hand

my lunchtime park bench

reading :: Mr Golightly’s Holiday

thinking :: about a possible minor thesis topic concerning Hestia

recommending :: that you read Fifi, the scent of water, and garden variety, if you don’t already

developing :: another obsession

natural dyeing books

thankful :: to h&b for my new blog banner

heading :: off to bed with a cup of tea and a chocolate bar that the mister left on my bedside table for me to find tonight. (He’s gone away for the weekend, leaving me to take one child to cricket, one to a birthday party, one to violin lesson and later to an evening party. Oh, and pick them all up from these events. From the four corners of Melbourne. Oy).

Goodnight.

23 comments:

tut-tut said...

What a lovely spot to sit and knit.

Cellobella said...

oh I loved Mr GoLightly's Holiday! I hope you enjoy it.

:)

Kim said...

Oh Hilary my darling child, oh Hilary you drive me wild.

hazeljoy said...

natural dyes - very good fun.
just so you know...aluminum and iron pans change the colour of the dyes as they mordant the fabric, so, if you've mordanted the fabric, make sure you use a stainless steel pan xx

Annagrace said...

Love the new banner. And love having a chocolate bar on my bedside table--that's a good man.

Beck said...

You get to sit there and knit? Lucky.

Martina said...

Love the new banner!

M said...

Love the new banner.

I love the thought of sitting and knitting. Jeepers, what's happening to me?

Actually, I think I like the IDEA of the thought of sitting and knitting. It think the actual sitting and knitting may turn out to be frustrating as I constantly unravel my work... :-)

Victoria said...

Men who leave chocolate bars, how good is that! LOVE the new banner.

Sarah Louise said...

lovely list, and love the pink background...

velcro said...

Love the new banner. It really is redecorating time for blogs right now

Ex-Shammickite said...

chocolate... and knitting under a big shady tree... and reading those lovely books about dyeing. My idea of having a good time.
Thant is of course when I'm not out doing sonmething else!
BTW I posted pics of The Wedding, perhaps I will post some more tomorrow. We had such a great time, I'm exhausted!

h&b said...

L'adore that knitting/lunching spot !

My float said...

Thinking :: i might pinch this for a meme, if i may.

Frogdancer said...

Great looking banner.

One day I'll have to come up with something more interesting for mine. Still coming to grips with all things bloggy at the moment, though.

It's nice having things left on the bedside table. My son leaves me water and peppermint tea.

crafty said...

I have that natural plant dyes book.

I have tried using gum leaves, gave a nice ginger colour. My pot was aluminium though. I haven't used mordants, so toxic.

A lady I spoke to at a craft fair who dyed wool with plants told me she never bothers with the mordants.

herhimnbryn said...

Mr G's Holiday is a gentle and peaceable book. It is indeed just right for reading under a tree.

carolyn said...

i can't see your new blog banner (must be blocked by my j-o-b) but the black & white of the bench is BEAUTIFUL!!! :)

Kim said...

OH that banner - with the red scarf - is much better. Although the subhead could be a tad smaller. Just for effect. I'm just saying...

But really... it should be of your various knitted fruit. Because then, then subhead has a touch of irony which is very subtle and therefore seems very clever indeed.

Sharon said...

Hi there,

Many, many years ago my mother told a story about Hestia bras - apparently the company took its name from Hestia the godess - but also it made up the acronym of 'Holds Every Size T*T In Australia'.. My mother swore it was a true story told to her by a friend who worked for Hestia in those days... I still have a little giggle to myself when ever I hear Hestia mentioned

My float said...

Hey, where are the small people? The ones with no features, that sat upon your banner?

fiona said...

and he only left you a chocolate bar?????love the new banner!

Stomper Girl said...

You're doing your minor thesis on BRAS??