Saturday, July 14, 2012

Family Weekend

So we've hit the coldest part of the year, and people are driving up to the Matroosberg in Ceres to see and play in the snow! (We don't get snow in Cape Town, so it's good fun to actually see it.)

Andrew has been on leave this week so we went to Knysna for 5 days. Knysna is in the heart of the famous Garden Route and where my parents adn brother stay. ON the sunday morning, loads of Cape paddlers took part in the Knysna Lagoon Challeneg in K1/2/3 canoes - all practicing for World Marathon CHamps - and the eldest gannet, hubby and brother took part in the SUP races. Brother or Uncle Legend, did the LOng course of 8kms and hubby and eldest gannet did the short course of 3 kms. Hubby came 2nd and eldest gannet was the youngest paddler!
Caitlin paddling the downwind section on a race SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard)
Caitlin also won a lucky draw prize for 2 adults to visit the Knysna Elephant Park!! What an amazing place...they have 9 elephants now and two of them are pregnant. We fed them and then got to walk and stroke them with one of the many qualified handlers. Amazing animals!
Youngest gannet and I with Sally, the matriach of the herd.

Wednesday, the weather cleared and we had a stunning, if mild, winters day. So later that night, we lit a fire and flashed some steaks on the braai with a liitle wine and great company.
The view from my brothers house as the sun was setting!
One of the very photos of me and hubby(as I usually always have the camera!)

So....onto to challenges etc...I did my tile for Challenge #77, but with travelling and paddling competitions, I never got to enter it on time. I did enter the Zentangle competition with their new tangle, auraknot, and was hoping The Diva would have it as her next challenge. I love the fact that there are no grids with this one and you can do it with as many points as you like. I had to use 2 colours in mine, because the pattern told me to! LOL!
Challenge 78 attempt 1...

Challenge 78 attempt 2...

Challenge 78 attempt 3

I like the way the two colours interact! I'm definitely going to use this tangle again.

Keep crafting



  1. Penny your tiles are beautiful! The color in them really accentuates the woven aspect. I am envious of your cool weather - the northern hemisphere is baking! Nearly 100 F here in Maine USA. Very rare for us. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Your Auraknot tiles are beautiful! I love the two colors and will need to try that. Thanks for sharing your part of the world with us too!

  3. What a great life you lead. It shows in your photos and again in the joy displayed in the tiles you create. All three are an inspiration!

  4. I totally love the two colors together, what a cool way to create this tangle.