Friday, September 28, 2012

Spring Break

At last, we have our "long" holiday before the last term kicks in. By long, I mean a whole 9 days, so we have to make the most of it! 

Our school musical - Our Oliver - ends tonight, after starting with a matinee on Tuesday -  7 shows altogether-and my girls were excellent! The youngest gannet had her speaking part last night, and the eldest gannet is Fagin. Wow, she has the most amazing singing voice and such a presence on the stage. I've watched most of the rehearsals and been working backstage, but it's so different actually sitting in the audience (which we did last night). I'm such a proud mom at the moment!

Like most of us creative types, I like to keep my hands busy - even when I'm exhausted or watching TV, I have to have something to do with my hands. Drawing in the lounge is not something I do often, I prefer to sit at my dining room table (where I can still see the TV) nad tangle, doodle and create with paper and pen. When I'm in the lounge, I use needles and wool. I prefer to crochet than knit, but that's only because the needle is smaller, shorter and there's only one of them! This time it's blankets and shawls/knee rugs. This is the latest offering! 
My bits and pieces blanket.

A close-up of the blanket. I quite enjoyed the wavy pattern.

The Diva's challenge this week is to use the newest tangle from Zentangle called's an interesting tangle because it "grows" on you when you start doing it. After looking at a few of the other tanglers tiles, I decided to curve mine as well. For a totally different twist on the tangle, you must have a peek at what Judy West did...she used the tangle for the first letters of her name! It's gorgeous!

Challenge #88: IX, bubbles, pokeleaf, stripes.

 Have a wonderful weekend everyone!



  1. Love this, your stripes (btljoos) framing is perfect. Lot's of movement and joy!

  2. I really like your wonky IX! It's a great tangle and you've drawn it beautifully.

  3. What a lovely tile Penny! I like the whole, but especially the border.

  4. I love your tile! I think using btljoos as a frame gave it a wonderful, gleeful kick.

  5. The IX flows so beautifully! Your lines are fantastic!