I am hunkered down in the lounge room fashioning frippery if anyone has been wondering, 'where on earth I have been?'
Sorry. I know it's been an while.
I am remiss.
Winter's here in tropical Brisbane.
We are all wearing shorts and long sleeves and complaining, 'It's freezing'.
According to Mr Fascinata, I look a bit like Dr Suess' cat-in-the-hat with my striped socks.
Well, I never.
Even the dogs have their derrieres facing against the drafty breeze.
I have started making delicate, lacy petals out of gold embroidered mesh.
Bought from The Fabric Store in New Farm, Brisbane.
Stretched and sized.
Stitched individually on to a wire frame.
With a generous bunch of matte gold stamens for the centre.
Here's the work in progress.
I am en vacances.
For two lovely weeks.
I've already had time to obsess about my eyebrows at the beautician's.
I highly recommend it.
It can wind back the years if you are so inclined.
And, get the house-muse to the poodle-parlour.
Eat Mr Fascinata's home-made white corn tortillas and pulled pork.
I took marks off Mr Fascinata's overall result for leaving the sour cream in the plastic container.
I will keep you in the loop and show you when it's finished.
The chalkface term ended nicely.
Thank you for asking.
In an unprecedented moment.
I turned up at the chalkface and found this bouquet outside the workers' classroom door.
A colourful thank-you.
Quite frankly, for helping to sizzle countless sausages over the last few months.
For student welfare through the National Schools Chaplaincy program.
A contentious issue at the moment that's for sure.