Sunday, August 16, 2009

Jig Saw Year

Well, the puzzle that is my year of 2009 continues. I had an unplanned trip to Canberra with ATASDA, assisting them with their travelling display, then rapidly off to Melbourne and back, seeing family.
It was eerie as we went through the horrendously burnt areas of Kinglake, as we returned to Sydney via Yea: the last time we were through was 2 days after my mother's funeral and 2 days before the firestorm. We drove through fog with the burned, naked trees looking like a forest of ghosts. The countryside everywhere was beautiful, lush and green, perhaps telling a few fibs about just what is happening to the land at the moment.
We are off to China tomorrow evening to visit our Madarin speaking son who will be a perect tour guide. Perhaps a chance to relax and gather all the marbles I've dropped this year

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Interstate Bound

Am off to Canberra unexpectedly this Thursday through to Sunday at the Quilt and Craft Fair, helping out the shorthanded troops--flu ravaged-- on the ATASDA (Australian Textile Arts & Surface Design Association) display stand. Come along and say hello and catch up with me...bring hot chocolate or coffee for me if it's cold! Milk no sugar please.
After that off to Melbourne briefly to catch up with family and then back home to pack for 2 weeks in China with our taking the computer to all places but China where I intend to catch up through Internet Cafes. And take lots of photos of textile related things for us all!