29 May 2009

I really should be writing that essay ...

27 May : circles

I bought miles and miles of this dark green wool fabric at the op shop a few months ago. Once I lined it, it made a lovely warm winter skirt, perfect for these chilly mornings, with woolly tights and long boots underneath. It was a tad dull though, so one night this week I embroidered some red circles onto it. What an improvement.

(About five minutes after I took this photo I leaned over the log basket to throw another log onto the fire and caught the embroidery on a stray stick. It took a good ten minutes and several bad words to flatten it all out again. Sigh ...)

25 May : lazy kate

My spinning continues, and continues to improve. The husband of one of the women in my spinning group made me this lazy kate in return for a six pack of beer.

lazy kate

See how he used recycled metal knitting needles for the spokes? Excellent.

This weekend brings lentil and barley soup, the return of the 15 year old from his TWO AND A HALF WEEK long camp (I ache to hug him - after he's had a shower that is), a looooong drive followed by a funeral followed by a looooooong drive, and a marathon essay writing session.

29 comments:

h&b said...

I want to see more of that skirt - it is sooo up my style alley.

Lubbley pics - love the lazy 6-pack deal. Anything with the word 'lazy' in it can't be a bad thing, IMO.

meggie said...

Your skirt does look cosy. It is always a joy to see recycled anything IMO.

blackbird said...

Of course you've made me long for cold when warm is not quite even upon us.

fifi said...

Beautiful skirt, naturally. Like everything you make.

Enjoy your lentil soup.
Having made one of those lentil and rice salads about a month ago, I am avoiding the wretched things for EVAH. I am still recovering.
Barley good, lentils evil.

sooz said...

Great skirt!
2 and a half weeks is, like, forever!

Good luck with the words, and getting over the blahs.

Leonie Guld said...

That skirt looks fantastic, dam that wood!!

ThirdCat said...

enjoy the hug

and take care

kirsten said...

great skirt!

+ enjoy that reunion. :)

Uli said...

That really is a fabulous skirt.

And I love the re-use of the knitting needles. Very cool.

pinry said...

Beautiful skirt embellishment, and I also LOVE the recycled knitting needles. Wool, wood fires, soup and returning children all sounds delightfuly cosy!

peppermintpatcher said...

Somehow I think you got the best deal out of that bartering agreement!

Skirt is very swish!

docwitch said...

Love that skirt! The perfect kind of procrastination.

Oh and you regularly flaunt covetable footwear I notice. Those boots!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

A mixed bag of a weekend , then . That soup should fortify you anyway , it sounds delicious .And it's always lovely to see one's children again .

Mary said...

Oh goodness enjoy that hug!

As I enjoyed seeing that gorgeous skirt.

alice c said...

Oh Suse...I so understand that ache.

RW said...

2 and a half weeks is a very long time.

String Bean said...

I love the beer/lazy kate trade. It just makes me smile.

Nice to visit your blog again. I know it's been a while since my last comment.

Stomper Girl said...

The skirt is lovely and I bet you hugged your boy BEFORE he showered.

herhimnbryn said...

I like your skirt and boots. I must try that look again ( if I can remember where I stored the boots).

Isabelle said...

My boy's just gone back to his distant town and I don't know when I'll see him again and this is Very Bad. Enjoy those hugs.

m.e (Cathie) said...

just popped by & and I am mesmerised by your amazing photos! WOW

littleecofootprints said...

I love that skirt! I have decided this winter boots, thick stockings and skirts will be my uniform. I've got a pile of fabric to make skirts from. Some were from a upolstery remnant sale. Lovely and thick.

RW said...

how is the writing coming along?

sherry said...

Isn't it nice that 15 year old boys are still huggable? I didn't entirely expect mine to tolerate it for so long, but he does.

MsCellania said...

I am so sorry to say that we've been to a funeral this past Monday - my dear Daddy's.
Still crying buckets and wishing I could've told him I loved him a dozen more times.
Sorry to say this in your comments, but I'm hanging onto joy by reading some bloggers I love. And you're one of them!

Eliane Zimmermann said...

despite not having the slightest desire of touching anything wooly, as spring finally arrived in Ireland, I absolutely love the design of your lazy kate, grand idea!

GUGAW said...

love your spinning photos, so pretty!

Kristina Dimitrijevic said...

I love that skirt!

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