Sunday, May 30, 2021

Last Weekend of Autumn

As I am still feeling some discomfort shooting down my arm from my shoulder, I haven't attempted the last 4 weeks of TextileArtist.orgStitch Club. Next fortnight's workshop is one I would like to do as it involves making a scroll.
Due to another 7 day (at this stage) lockdown, things are quiet, the days will be taken up with reading, my daily one hour walks, a couple of zoom meetings and generally pottering around the garden.
Over the last several weeks I have been doing things that don't involve holding a hoop for stitching.

Eco printing on paper.

Made a batch of handmade papers for a Japanese bound book.

Before Lockdown, walked around Daylesford Lake.
My favourite Australian bird, the Kookaburra. Sunning himself on a farm fence.
Our pumpkins that grew from seed out of the compost heap.
The Dwarf Orange and Dwarf Mandarins are slowly ripening.
Last week was the sighting of the Super Blood Moon.
Not sure how I took this photo.
I spent a long time changing the settings on my camera, sadly it was not to be that I got a photo of the red moon.
A cool day today though the sun was shining, we walked the river wearing our masks and social distancing as best as we could from others. The walking paths were very busy. I woke with a head cold on Tuesday, went and got myself covid tested....Negative....thank goodness.
Tomorrow is the last day of autumn, my favourite season. The year is flying past.


  1. Very autumnal set of photos! Daylesford looks fantastic in autumn.

    Good on you for getting tested. Very glad you were negative, of course!

  2. What an interesting summary of all you have been up to. Autumn is a beautiful time of year.
    So good to hear your test was negative.

  3. I am sorry to hear of your discomfort in the shoulder and the head cold. Resting your arm by reading instead of stitching is good, as is taking walks. You have some stunning scenery around the lake, in the woods, the garden and the sky. It was overcast in Tokyo and the moon was too shy to show herself.
    You have made yet another beautiful book.
    Stay safe during your lockdown.

  4. I’m sure you can’t enjoy your time making your papers and time in the garden. Enjoy your walks..

  5. Ah. You are in Autumn! My favorite season! What beautiful scenery at the lake! And do you know, I have never seen a Kookaburra! (Though there is a tune about a Kookaburra that runs through my head).

    Stay healthy during the lockdown.