My most dearest Reader,
We are currently here:
Mullewa is renown for its wildflower displays, and is just 100km shy of the coast. However we only just made it here as Handy Husband, the driver, was suffering from back pain that seemed to be increasing with every kilometer driven. Once we found the caravan park HH immediately had to lie down on the bed. Where he has been for the last 5 days.
Wonderful Wife, who doesn’t drive – ever, walked back into township to locate medical facilities. She then returned to unhook the caravan – hitches, hoses, tow bar etc., assisted pained HH into car before DRIVING car to hospital. It’s true there may have been a bit of kangaroo fuel in the tank, HH groaning with each lurch of the vehicle, but we made it in one piece. Thank heavens his back’s now improving. But, enough of my own witterings.
Let me tell you of this crafter’s arachnid of choice – it’s the golden orb spider. Why, I hear you ask, is it so special? Because, as this video shows, it’s silk has been harvested, spun, then woven into this most fabulous panel of jacquard weave fabric I’ve ever seen!! A shining, golden, gossamer wonder. Probably best viewed through sunglasses. Also check out this fine TED talk on the magnificence of spiders silks. It’s presented by a true arachnid fan, probably their biggest one, and the info. is incredible. BTW – you may have already come across these videos (both made a few years ago), but they are just so amazing I had to share!
I love, love, love them. Egg cosys are one love, tea cosys are my other. My failed orangey experiment was to give me the knowledge to knit and felt a teapot that I could use for pouring alcoholic beverages. With no yarn to hand, this project remains on the back burner. However these felting wizardesses – Pamela MacGregor, who uses wet felting to produce her stunning teapots and Stacy Polson needle felts her magnificent ones – obviously know their craft. So much talent, so little time to try and equal their marvellousness!! One day, oh yes, maybe I’ll get there… or not.
With healthy well wishes,