Hello lovely blog friends! I had some homework to do for my Blog with Pip course over Saturday and Sunday – take five (or more) photos of my weekend and write a post (or not) about it. So here are my five photos and my little post!
How was your weekend? Mine was pretty chipper!
Did you know that Saturday was ‘Granny Square Day’? I did not know this until I was scrolling through Instagram. As luck would have it, I had been happily ‘granny squaring’ away during the day so I felt like I was part of a woolly gang! I’ve started on a new blanket for kogo. I’ve written about kogo before here. It has been SO cold in Melbourne this year that supplies of winter woollies for the disadvantaged in our community have run very low. So armed with plenty of yarn and a lonely crochet hook, I started hooking away! Maybe you want to help out too? I’m making a solid granny square blanket inspired by the beautiful work of Bec at handmade and home.
I love Saturdays for the extra reading time they provide! I picked up the latest issue of Dumbo Feather when I popped down the street to buy lunches and coffees. (Our kitchen is still under construction so I have been resorting to bought meals WAY more than I normally would!) I really enjoy Dumbo Feather for the long form interviews it publishes with people who are doing inspiring things in their communities and wider society. Do you read it too? Maybe you have other magazines you find inspiring? I think that there’s heaps of good stuff being published now but the purse strings only stretch so far so I try to rotate my reading material around a bit!
But not all weekend can be spent happily crocheting away or with my head in a magazine or book. Domestic duties do call, so whilst I plugged away at ironing the work clothes and school uniform for the week, I popped on Serial (I know, I’m playing serious catch up!) just to make the time go that little bit faster. Did you listen to it at the time it came out? I’m finding it really intriguing. Does this work as an attractive ironing photo? I’m not sure one has ever been done before!
Sunday saw the chill in the air that has dogged us Melbourne peeps for just a little too long, lift and there were blue skies above! Lovely!
The man and boy headed off to the football and the girl and I headed into the Melbourne Uni open day. Who should we bump into on the South Lawn but the lovely Emily of squiggle and swirl! Very happy to have an unplanned catch up! The girl came away enthused by what she had seen and put her head down in her homework for the afternoon. And we squeezed in some driving lesson time too!
With the skies still shining, I ventured into the garden to cut a bunch of hellebores to add some soft, dreamy colour to our bedroom. Aren’t they gorgeous?
How about you? Did you do anything interesting? Or was it just about getting ready for the coming week?