What a day I’ve been having here! Sometimes things just don’t work out as you planned, that’s for sure! Today (Sunday) I was going to get up early and go to the vege market, as I do! Then study all morning for my exam on October 5th, go out for lunch with KB, come home and do more study, then relax all evening and do some BLOGGING! And show you my latest and definitely my favourite ever cushion!
The vege market went as planned, the morning swotting went as planned, but somehow… SOMEHOW… we managed to lock our keys inside when we went out for lunch. %*&”@@£!!!!!!! Yes, that was indeed both sets of keys……
So we bussed into town to find our landlords who were conveniently having lunch at a restaurant in town to pick up the spare key….. alas…. after much kerfuffle, it turns out the spare key is in Dunedin with the third landlord.
Where’s Dunedin you ask?
See Wellington? At the bottom of the North Island? Well, travel your eyes down the right hand side of the South Island, right to the bottom there…. there! There’s Dunedin! And those keys won’t be back for a few days!
I’m not going to let you in on the details of what happened after that happy little meeting where jolly suggestions such as “you’ll have to go to the soup kitchen tonight! ha ha!” were made…. one friendly locksmith and a stinging hole in the bank account later, we are officially inside!!!! It’s now 4.15pm (Already!!!) and I’ve given up on the study for now, thinking that blogging and a spot of yoga might just be good for my soul right now!
Enough! Enough about the door! Let me show you my latest cushion! As you probably know if you follow my blog, I love making cushions… they’re like little square canvases to create pretty things on and I love having beautiful colourful cushions lying around my home. The other week I took a couple into one of my office spaces and replaced the cushions I had on my two chairs there and they totally transformed the room.
I love the artwork of Loretta Greyson and was so excited when I discovered her blog a couple of months ago…… I love her use of colours in both her painting and her crochet… you know how it feels when you find an artist whose work just resonates on your vibe totally? That’s how I feel with her tree pictures… I love them… I’ll put links to all her bits and pieces at the bottom of this post so you can go and enjoy them too.
So with her beautiful colourwork in mind, I tried making a cushion, inspired by her babette blanket. I used (of course) Ashford Tekapo wool and am thrilled with the results!
My only problem was how to put it together! Option A, B, C or D????
I hope you chose the one I chose!!!
I took it downstairs to my outdoors photo studio early this morning… the wind was blowing so hard I couldn’t hold the camera still!!!!!
I am so utterly thrilled with it, I’ve started another one already in different colours…. I think I’m onto something exciting here….
And probably more exciting for you all to look at than Ted wearing baby hats!!! tee hee
I hope you enjoyed that burst of colour….
OK, I’m off to do some yoga and some cooking… study can come a bit later!
Thank you so much for popping by today, I hope you enjoyed your visit! Lots and lots of blessings and happy thoughts coming your way, from Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX