Monday, 13 October 2008

Koalas and conkers

The fine weather has brought all sorts of wildlife to the garden. Meet Bonzer, found hiding in the apple tree. The first Koala from Melly and Me was finished at the weekend and I was quite pleased with him. Next is his girlfriend Beaut, then we will have to watch out for baby koalas in the garden. I have a couple of clumps of bamboo and have always been on the look out for pandas lurking but didn't expect to see koalas this far north.
The creative crafts started early this weekend with a special hooky and proggy workshop at The Herb Patch. Linda is running a variety of courses on crafts and complementary therapies in the cafe during the Autumn. As Hooky and proggy matting is something of a local craft here in the North of England, Julie, Hexham Helen, my DS and myself were all keen to learn more.
What we did learn was that it is not as easy as it looks and having gone with grand ideas ( Helen's stair carpet) we got going on more realistic projects for the evening.
These small samples were all we managed but I finished mine off at home and made it into a corsage /brooch sort of thing.

Jenny too has been busy this weekend and finished her second bag with the crazy patchwork panel . As Christmas presents for friends , she still has lots more to make.
More sunshine again this weekend prompted Jenny and I to get out for a walk. I love the Autumn colours and conkers are my favourites. We collected a few from this tree in Bywell while the sheep looked on.

2 comments:

mellyandrosie said...

Oooooooh, I just love your Bonzer!!! Thanks so much for the photo you sent, he is darling!! Look forward to seeing your Beaut too, she is so cute!

Gill - That British Woman said...

I remember playing conkers as a child, and remember putting them in vinegar to harden them.

Gill in Canada