Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Captian Plaknit visits the country . . .

Before the silly season rush, my love (GG) and I decided to take a 4 day weekend down south (south west WA). It was way too short, as usual, but my yarn basket came with me, as well as some little labels I created (in a very simple cut and paste way!) for Captain Plaknit. Of course, I had a few spots in mind to leave a colourful yarn tag - one being the gate to a friends property, which I stitched on after a visit and swim in the dam.

We were lucky enough to see a number of beautiful native birds - including mother magpie feeding her baby one evening. Delightful! GG even saw a few bunnies, which excited her greatly!! We have a fantastic view of state forest from our back windows, but after the recent fire scares, a number of controlled burns meant that we looked out onto burnt trees only 3 meters from our back fence this time. I'm sure it won't take long to regenerate!

On our last morning there, I got up at 6am to sneakily (I thought) put up the tag I had crocheted on a street sign. I started to stitch away, with a big cheesy grin, congratulating myself on the perfect fit . . . until what seemed like every mine worker in the town drove past on their way to shift! I just turned my back to the road and kept on stitching!! It only took me 10 minutes, but it felt like forever, with all those people driving past, no doubt thinking 'what on earth is that person doing?!?!'. I took a few pics of my handy-work before we headed back up to Perth. Now for the city tags I have in mind . . . . . *watch this space!*

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