Tuesday, 22 July 2014

It has to be snowing somewhere

It sure ain't here
but we have had an icy as wind
the last few days.
Oh but the sunshine
bless her little cotton socks,
She just keeps turning up every morning
and shines her butt off!!


..I went out to Dawns place in the afternoon.

Sitting in the warmth of her cute gallery/studio we chatted while she potted, drank tea, while Taz sat in the window teasing the dogs, as in nah nah nah nah nah I'm inside and you're not suckers!, and before I knew it a couple of hours had disappeared.  The view out the french doors is so lovely, from the garden behind the hedge then on to the house.  I photographed what she had as it gets packed up and shipped out as fast as it comes out of the kiln.

 Caravans with birds on the roof
and washing hanging out!

 Just a very cool selection of colourful goodies!!

Tea pot totem pole toppers, I made the red and white one.

Even weeds look great!

Funny thing is I wasn't planning on going anywhere yesterday as my car was at my mechanics.  On Friday it started playing up when I had the most insanely busy day ahead of me, so I dropped it off at my lovely mechanic and it was good to go yesterday by mid morning.  Apparently the starter motor was knackered, his words!!  Lucky I had TOFs little car to use or I would have been up shit creek!!

Today the sun was shining brightly
but the wind was decidedly
I wore a full length boiled wool coat
to work and kept it on
all day.

Being all wrapped up and toasty warm I called in on half a dozen op shops on my way home from work.  The little shelf is going to get pimped, tester paint pots here I come!  The bag was only $1 and it is the handles I want only, the doilies 5 in total all very cute $1 each.  The embroidered dress is way too small for me but I have a cunning plan that involves SCISSORS!!  

75 floral blocks to knit,
and aren't they just all bloody gorgeous??!!

Don't you love it when you spy something you like out of the corner of your eye, but not only once, this happened twice today.  These brooches were both only $5 each and in different shops.  I nearly died when I saw the mosaic one!

Yeah baby I was warm!

I am off to watch the final of
Britain's Got Talent!


Raewyn said...

Amazing kiln art, amazing red coat and amazing op shopping!! Looking forward to seeing your creativity building beauty out of your finds.

Angels have Red Hair said...

That mosaic brooch is just gorgeous … what a lucky find.

Beth Waltz said...

I remarked to the cat, who is sprawled over the desk, "Sue has a cunning plan..." And the cat smiled. Then I added, "which involves scissors." And the cat grinned!

pastcaring said...

It's always good to have a plan!
Love Dawn's little caravans, and that micromosaic brooch is a beauty! xxx

Wee Wendy said...

Oooh, you've had a good day! I'm lucky if I find one good thing in the charity shops at a time, look at you with your hoard! x

Helga said...

Oooo, scrummy coat!
I keep saying that it must be a bout to snow, as it's fair bloody ARCTIC down here! I'm so over it. Gimme that damned coat!

peaches mcginty said...

You made that teapot! it's bloody brilliant! I like weeds a lot, they kind of look like flowers, and give the garden colour (reasons why I'll never be a gardener!) you look fecking awesome, I love your coat, boiled wool is so cosy - you really are the op-shop queen! flaming great bargains there, looking forward to seeing you in the embroidered dress! x x x

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

Show me the book.....show me the book! Right you have to knit a throw with all those squares and I'll crochet a blanket with all the crochet squares in my book! Ready, steady, go!! :D

Leeanne said...

Loving those cute pottery caravans. The wee shelf is neat too, but I see why you felt the earth move when you saw the mosaic brooch, very cool!~

Goody said...

A plan! With scissors! Ooohhh, this is gonna be so excellent. I know it.

Shawna McComber said...

Can't wait to see what the plan with scissors is! I love embroidered clothing! That mosaic brooch is adroable and so are those pottery caravans! I love the knitting squares. I am such a basic knitter but I would love to learn to make something nice like that.