We introduced Jock and Sascha to each other today, and about 15 minutes later they stopped long enough for me to take this photo! They had an absolute ball, chasing each other round and round the garden. Sascha always had another dog to play with till she came to live with Dougal and Nikki a few weeks ago, but Jock hasn't had a playmate since he was only a few weeks old. he turned two on 19 July - time is flying!
this is the birthday card I sent to Ati in Norway for herbirthday - part of the Fibre Fever group. The flower heads are made from the lovely Sari silk ribbons from The Thread Studio. I bought a couple of skeins at the Textile Festival in Brisbane, and this is the first time I have used some of them.
Sadly, the Textile Forum is no more. Many of the exhibitors were unhappy this year and the show has been cancelled for next year. It was wonderful for us country plebs to be able to go and see so many exciting things in one place. Hopefully someone else will eventually run with the idea.
I was also glad to see on a recent walk in the Botanic Gardens that there are still a few trees left for the egrets to roost in. I think it will be at least another twelve months before these trees are pulled out.
Now I had better go and dye some lace with some new dyes which I also bought at the Textile Festival. Hopefully photos next time.