April 25, 2009

Birthday Wild Women

Hi All - I had a great trip over to Adelaide last week. I flew over on the Tuesday (14th) and was met by my friend Coral ... we went for a cuppa at a local shop centre then did a bit of grocery shopping at Woollies. On the Wednesday we went to the suburb of Norwood .... more shop snoofying! Including a trip to Country Bumpkin Craft shop though I didn't buy anything! We found a shop that sold Mexican Chilli Sauces with some very creative and hilarious names we were in hysterics in there!... the best chilli sauce names are a bit naughty to put on here! haha! I was taken to a cafe for lunch where we met up with some other lacemaking friends ... most I already knew but there were a couple of new ones. In the afternoon we went to a shop where I got a lovely silk scarf ... which will go in the suitcase in July for the UK trip. On Thursday Coral took me into central Adelaide to the Art Gallery and after a quick cuppa with 2 lace friends who are catalogueing the collection of lace there we went to see the Japanese Art Exhibition which is on from March to May - some stunning Okimono's and beautiful Netski's. We also popped into the Museum to ther "Egyptian room". There was of course a side trip to Haig's chocolate shop (You can't go to Adelaide without a visit there!)
On the Friday we went down to Strathalbyn to join the lace group there for the day ... opposite is a beaut Quilting shop where I bought a swatch of fabric strips and some lovely fancy buttons ... pics to come....
On the Saturday and Sunday I taught the Wire Bobbin Lace Jewellery Workshop with 12 students attending which seemed very successful and lots of lace and chatter and yep! chocolate involved haha!

I flew back home to Perth on Monday and back to reality in having to do the cooking and other household chores - Coral spoit me rotten including cups of tea in bed in the mornings ...I can't remember the last time I had that probably at my sister's in the UK nearly 3 years ago!
I am back to madly painting bobbin orders though I did have time out yesterday to go to the monthly WA LAce Guild day down at the Shelley group which was great - got to see some friends I haven't caught up with yet this year.
Today - I was bobbin painting in the studio this morning (though it is a holiday (Anzac Day)) but this afternoon I continued working on a competition piece ... not sure if it will be done in time for teh competition.... we'll see!
The photo's here show the Wild Woman brooch which my friend Ros made for me for my birthday a couple of weeks ago - I love her crazy hat haha! and the other 2 pics are ones made by made - the green one for my friend April (who has just returned to UK for the 6 months of the B&B season - her B'day is early May) and the other one is the one I made for Ros - her birthday is 3 days before mine. The last pic - the wild red woman which I gave to Coral in Adelaide as part of the goodies for "putting up with me" hehe! Yes it does have some of my wire bobbin lace on it! Oh and I haven't forgotten my promise to celebrate 3 years of blogging by "raffling" off a Wild Woman Brooch .... just have to finish it off and take a photo..... stay tuned....


Jennifer Rose said...

sounds like it was a great trip :D

Genie said...

Belated Birthday wishes.
glad you had a good trip love the brooches

Pene said...

Adelaide is my favourite city to visit, also. Glad to hear that you had a great time with SA lacemakers.