Sunday, 17 February 2013

Sunrise and more strings

Sunrise under the Petone wharf, can't you just hear the gentle lapping of the water?  As a confirmed night owl I rarely get to see the sunrise, but I do appreciate the beauty of the early light.  You can just see the ripples where the southerly is coming across the harbour - photo courtesy of my son as usual.

I've done more with the string pieced blocks I showed last week, had such fun playing with them on the design wall -

I decided the arrangement on point wasn't right, so

All soldiers in a row? - not really - alternate the blocks then?

Maybe alternate them in rows?
Maybe some more symmetry?
But the corners didn't look right, so

I decided I liked that, so found a border to set it off -

I've been playing with the bright strings and white - will share that with you later.

During the week I was in town [Wellington] and took a short cut on my way to a favourite coffee bar when I came across this building -

Do click on it to enlarge - the tiles and wrought iron are amazing.

Here's a very elegant tea cosy from my stash of treasures from the Op Shops - I'd be too scared of staining it to use it!

Here's a close up of the stitchery

And to sign off this week, we'll go upstairs as it were, and look at what is happening at sunrise on the pier

I don't know about the early bird, but one looks as though it's still asleep  - and you can see the ripples getting closer!

Having regard to the latest world news, I think the thought today is quite apt - "It's hard to tell if the world is actually growing worse, or if the new coverage is just better." Joe Moore   !!

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