27 January 2011

My Creative Space


The first of 2011.

It is always with disappointment that I greet the end of the school holidays.  Australia Day, 26 January, signals the imminent close to worry and rush free days, spent swimming, eating late, sleeping late and crocheting by the water.  Yesterday was a scorcher here on the Northern Beaches, we set up camp early at the dam and stayed cool all day in the water.  My favourite kind of day.  It is something of a marathon effort to pack up for the day;  food and drinks to feed a small army, kayaks and various water boards, suncreams, swimmers, towels and one chair for me.  We had a great day with friends, building the fire to cook our vittles and swimming, swimming, swimming, paddling, paddling, paddling.
Poor Man o'Mine was on a flight to Perth at 6am in the morning for a meeting and missed the fun.  Luckily with my kiddos it's a case of  have water will play happily - which means I got to get up close and personal with my crochet hook and some wool my mother-in-law gave me while we were in Victoria.  I am making a throw to give back to her, for those chilly winter evenings on Bells Beach.  She must have originally bought all that wool as she liked the colours and just never got round to making anything with them.

Time to take a deep breath before crazy starts again next week.
Miss O is back to school on Monday.

I hope all of you had a fabulous summer hols.
More creative spaces to be found here.
Carmel
x

14 comments:

Bugalugs aka Jacqui said...

Oh I too am feeling the pinch of school going back and I'm just not ready for it. My second child is off to prep and it's going to be awefully quiet around here. So sweet that you are making the blanket for your MIL, I'm sure she'll appreciate it, like you said she must have choosen the colours beacuse she likes them. Enjoy the last few days of your holidays!

clare's craftroom said...

It sounds like you all had such a great day , lovely to read .

Ruby Star said...

I want to come to your place for the holidays... sounds very relaxing (bar the pack up). How sweet you will give her back something lovely from the yarn. thats so nice x

garcia.sol said...

that throw is beautiful! :) what stitch are you using? I'm a newbie crochet-er (at least in my brain, after a year of only dong single stitch) and am eager to learn :)

Teek said...

what a lovely thought to make the throw for your mother in law...
I too am hating the idea of school next week.
Thanks for stopping by my blog :-)
Tanya

The Clip Cafe said...

I love your creative space the backdrop looks wonderful too!

Bek said...

Ah, yes, my boy is back to school on Monday too. Year 1 this year! He's really excited about it, so I am trying to be too! Love the crochet here- I bought a blanket in those colours on holidays.

suesueb said...

It looks like you had a wonderfully relaxing holiday. The blanket is beautiful and you MIL will love it I'm sure. p.s. I always hated the summertime to end when my kids were young-I loved the lazy days with no schedules!

Avery & Olive said...

Love the blanket :)
Mia @ Avery and Olive

Wendy said...

Nothing worse than the last days of summer...looks like you're putting them to good use, though!

Gaby said...

I don't know how you could crochet in the heat! I put down my wool from november until about april :) Looks like you had a nice day though.

Kirsty said...

I'm dreading the return to school. It looks as though you all had a fabulous day.

Katie said...

Yes I always hate the getting-everything-together part! Worth it though - sounds like your day was wonderful x.

Beach Vintage.com said...

Hi Carmel, yes, its been a big week for me too. My little girl started big school last week, amongst other things.......have a great week.