Monday, March 02, 2015

uni work

I wasted my long weekend but veiwed not diving heavily into reading for new uni material as a mental bandade,i did what I felt like,planted some seeds organised cutting and researched what to do with the moth orchids I got off thrOw table at Buunings,
now last night I delved into the guide,apparently it been revamped  as students feedback drew attention to the lack of connection to the earlier Drawing unit, looking briefly at the exercise for first submission I think its going to be like perceptive drawings, I cant think of the artist and the work he did that typifies what I may be working towrds but it looks intersting,the presentation of the sub Im not sure of yet. Tonight I will be doing the usual intro on BB on Curtin,then reading more,research is via videos but the boys have swiped the net speed and it wont reset til Thursday.

The cortisone shot has not done anything yet and hoping it will be like the last one and take three weeks to do any good. Unfortunately the left shoulder is twinging again,a few friends have suggested workers comp but after the treatment I got before no way,if it wasnt forvthe dreadful work siuation Im in I would recover in time. The pain is wearingme down and I just wan to sit and sook,management as usual couldnt give a toss,in fact theyare energetically avoiding me,good one less thing to deal with.

my messy garden with promise of new future
 Resident Mr Praying Mantus,hes moved in permanetly onto fly trap,hilarious to watch

Norwegian top from CharlyIxchel Fibre Farm

 Cormo skein now in biggest ball ever on ball winder
 This yummy Heavy metal is now in a big ball too
 And family confernece on how to do an important report
messy table equal me not being able to do any art work this last weekend lol

Saturday, February 28, 2015

My real day off

and I have done nothing much accept play on here,facebooking etc,I finished another bobbin of that taffy alpaca,tomorrow I start the next unit,yes I caused a cuffuffle as OUA said they wouldnt enrol me that It had to have a special reason to explain late enrolement ..then my Art dep head said in email and backed by the dep  NOOO Im a CSP and I had until end of that week ,so low and behold Im in like Flynn, downloaded my study guide and notes too,the whole unit has been revamped to lead on from Year 2 drawing units but this time my ideas are pushed to an end i havent been to,I hope it s fun as work is def not fun,that result will be found out next week,so for now Im enjoying a long weekend

Monday Hubby will drive me down to work to lay out some mulch so I dont have to carry anything,I had my second cortisone shot in right side shoulder Thursday and it still painful,even typing is an issue,Im waiting to see how i go as I dont know if its the bursitus or the torn tendon that giving me pain but the operator did say it was badly inflamed. time will tell...
New blogs and spots

  • http://mountainquiltworks.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/goal-for-lovely-year-of-finishes-may.html
  • http://www.lamaisonrililie.com/knittingtherapy/magazines-and-yarn-life-is-good
  • https://yesilikethat.wordpress.com/
I enjoyed finding these ,I need inspiration but perhaps too much can be a bad thing as I dont have time either to follow my passions for sewing my clothes quilts and spinning and knitting,heavens my queue list is several life times long on Ravelry,
for now im finihsing off last of the alpaca or I was til I found bugs in the norwegian top from Charly,Ixchel Fibres,that will be spun then the last batt
Ill leave you with this white cricket!!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

RAIN!!

Yes it actually rained....




148 points in the old measurement, simply beautiful, putmy little colection of orchids out in it , they were on the throw out table at Bunnings, I hope I can get them to flower next year
and me , see that little bandage? Right on my shoulder, yep second cortisone shot,
But this arrived 
Xand from a lovely Raveler this DK skein of Wollmeisse ,Heavy Metal, it will be the stripes on the Robin pattern,cant ball it yet as my shoulder needs to rest though the left is now giving me grief again.


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunday to rest

Well Ive done and dusted last unit,I should go back in and comment a bit on BB but I managed to get a "HD" for last Assignment plus "HD" for exam so counting together with first  Sub at a "D" means an over all mean of  "D" for whole unit,the very last essay unit,its all practical fun stuff now except I have been so upset and angry at whats happening  in other quarters I forgot to enroll,missed by five hours,they didnt remind me either bugger,neither units are available for two SP and I have to do them in order,Id emailed tutor,Moira the head honcho to see if I can sneak in VSW31 the first of last four units for SP 2 in three months that way Im not put back 6 months to graduation

so to fill my days after work..well I can stay at work longer and get more done,my shoulders are killing me even typing here,its almost unbearable sometimes
to make it easier Ill dot point,hmmm dot point Im so over that dot pointing crap for some other person if I can even call them a person..however

  • stay at work and get more done
  • spin more
  • knit and finish feather weight,
  • start Robin
  • get garden done,my secret garden is coming along beautifully
  • spend a few Saturdays in Kal doing the lazy coffee stuff
  • and most beautifllu get some art work done,in line with my hopeful exhibit
I went looking for simple quilt patterns earlier after a wonderour pack turne up from the lovely Retromummy,charm squares and this one has peaked my interest as I have a jelly role that sat in my cupboard for nearly two years
A Patch A Posie Quilt 
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the lovely designer used one jelly roll for this queeen quilt,5 metres of a plain back ground,I can see this on my shopping list, the plains I might use scraps I have here someplace,with three months to myself I think it will work
Mail list

  • Naughty a huge skein of cormo from the extraordinary Ms Gussett
  • a skein of DK in 47ag from a great Ravelry person wh came to rescue now I can go ahead with Robin in Hertzbut (dark red) and 47ag (deep grey)
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  • and a top from Charlys rare breed club
I washed up the last bobbin of the gorgeous taffy camel coloured alpaca shot with purple silk today,OMG its divine,so soft,i was a bit ho hum spinning it ,very dirty too but now wow,it will be a shawl of some kind, possibly this 
It depends on how much metridge I get but failing that I have some lace  Wollmeise  in a soft turquoise still,half a ball, have to measure whats there
I made a chicken red curry tonight I think I will retire and watch more of the Game of Thrones...

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Hmmm I am really naughty

Im not studying yes I know naughty,I was of ravelry and what was I doing? visiting the Tonne of Wool page ,oh dear oh dear, a huge skein of Cormo in cream on its way,for this patter, The Elder Tree Shawl
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-elder-tree-shawl
This project
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/bethgaard/the-elder-tree-shawl
and this afternoon I finished this,Ive put it into a frame and it looks superb,the local artist has asked me to bring some of my framed works out to his new gallery Im not keen really,hes only followed me up as he advertised the newly refurbished building for a couple months ago and only one person has come forward,I really wanted to keep my current ones for my own exhibit


Ink and Pitts Pen on Vellum

i have some nice pics of the yellow  Eucalyptus erythrocorys (Illyarrie/Red-capped Gum


 Just look at those flowers and the caps,Im thinking oils and pallet knife... stay tuned

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Hello Hello Hello

Been a while,havent had time to write very busy long days at work yes doing extra time to keep on top of things,and finishing very last essay for this  Degree, got to cram now as theres a open book exam sitting there waiting, not sure if its this week or next,cannot take time off..at all... watching my back there... so over all?  just plain too tired
nearly finished this,I took pic on tablet and added frame so now i can see where it needs work,Ill let it sit for a few weeks then come back to it, it s a very orangery rose that fades to a pink on the outside but the pastel pencils those expensive ones I bought a while ago even with blending I could not get the right tone and colour that I was happy with,layered with soft pastel to blend in but now cant find those paper sticks that are great to get the colours worked into paper.
Made it to Spotlight this week,went to the big smoke to hold Hubbys hand while he saw neurologist,what a horrible unprofessional man ,he consulted patients in a house that was 102 years old, talking Subiaco here, dust everywhere,hes obviously proud of the collectable bits he had stacked everywhere,the garden was a shamble,over grown with dying plants interpersed with strangling ones. The whole place is looked after would be rather nice and the gardens a delight. This doctor is I could even call him that was so up himself,he only acknowledged me when he tried to use me to get to my Husband, you guessed yet,? yep insurance Doctor,he even threatened Hubby "Im writing this report it your choice" he could not understand that he lost the use of most of his right hand he cannot drive a underground truck at night as you need to feel the controls,there is no light to see where your hand is. These people are just aweful,they ve been spying on us for four years,tapped our phone,watched me at work as well, the sad thing is they ve used local people in need of extra income or income full stop,whether its pensioners or cleaners at my work place. The cleaner at my work is no cohorting with the one giving me grief, if only we could sell the house and get out of here.
Anyway back to Spotlight,I managed to pay it a visit, stocked up on sewing needles both hand and machine,and most excited I got the last four boxes of T pins,I use them for blocking my knitting, I wanted to have a quick look through pattern books and grab some fabric for a couple tops but hubby was getting antsy. Also made it to Jacksons,two water colour pads,two carving blocks a two pastel pencils, a white charcoal one and a mini print roller,this shop is the Midland one so next time ill get Hubby to drop me at the Super Store as they had the duck canvas pads and a few extras. Both shops are great,the staff wonderful but neither stocks the whole range and are different in what they do carry. My fav is the Subiaco store.
I also got a pack of Vellum ,played with drawing on that last night, cheated a bit, tracing a photo but I want to experiment with different mediums,so Ill embellish this sheet with inks etc.Vellum is used in book or card making too,embossing etc,so this was also part of an idea I have to make cards next years Christmas. I made a few beautiful little gifts for a few people at work again this year but Im making cards next year,I dont want to make people feel they have to go out and return like wise much to Hubby delight as hes been telling me for a some time not to waste my energy,I do love gifting and these people I know enjoy the receiving ,the one who I was surprised with as she is very crafty herself, has inadvertably given me this idea using vellum to decorate a simple greeting card,.  Another beautiful person has been the only one to remember my birthday at work lol but as my arm was giving me gip last year I didnt finish hers, it will be an early or late gift this autumn ,lol another gift is already in the making for this years Bday, have to find the pattern though,got the pic but somehow managed to lose the pattern
oh remember google image search and got it yay! zigzag-fingerless-gloves-
Now I can start it too! Making these allows me the chance to try new pattern and make someones day what could be better.
Well I better go study,too raa!!!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Just keep smiling

Its going to be an anus horibilus...
on the other side I added to the Hydrangeas and with my new matt cutter recut a commercial one to fit within the frame nicely,can you see what I did with the painting?
I am very happy with this,I ll try to do a collection of say ten through the year, the Scarborough lilly is next I think, after the current essay of course
The best thing that even after the traumatic start to the holidays I finished that essay and I got a beautiful unexpected "d" for it... D meaning distinction... the current one is halfway ,2300 words,Ill be struggling but I hope I ll be back at it by Lunch tomorrow and the words will flow,listening to music helps though I get sore ears..still not sure if I will go through to do the masters,there will possibly a demand for art teachers by the time I finish but if I could get ahead to take time off work to complete those two years full time I ll be ready to go.two years to go my son will be doing year 12 exams just as  Im finishing the last unit.
Still havent done those teatowels lol, maybe tomorrow..they need to be stitched then washed to hopefully full the weave...
Oh before I forget this the Holden Ute water colour,also reframed so more of painting is seen
Takes me home,someone wanted to buy it but I wont be parting with this one
havent done any spinning for a week or two,the last lot of alpaca is just divine,need to do more as I have the pattern in mind,it will be awesome too
Am halfway through another Multinomah too,Green,not sure who will get it but its a special one too.