Sunday, October 21, 2012

Windy month

I always forget how much the wind blows in October until it happens! Oh my giddy aunt...the little tennis kiddies were hitting the ball in one direction only at practice because it was blowing so hard on Monday. On Wednesday, there were actual waves in the school pool in the deep end! But, all is not lost....summer is around the corner!

We went away for the weekend to Langebaan(along our West Coast). The wind always blows there, but it's a beautiful part of the Cape. For all those flower enthusiasts-we have a Wild Flower show every year, when all the veld flowers bloom after the winter rains.

We braaied for the rain...isn't that what umbrellas were made for?!

Michaela looked after Matthew most of the weekend. This was a precious moment while winding down after a hectic cricket match on the lawn.

Andrew paddled in a surfski race - except he paddled an SUP (Stand Up Padddleboard for the un-informed!)

I loved the Diva's challenge this week - Beads of Courage is an amazing charity helping children with chronic illnesses or conditions tell their story of things they've overcome by threading a bead for EVERY obstacle or challenge they achieve/overcome. I did two tiles this week (yes, two!) because I wasn't sure I liked the first one as much as I liked the original idea!

CHallenge #91.1

 The second tile, came about from the various necklaces I've made over the years. I also tried using tangles that were circular in design to fit the bead shapes! I prefer this one.

Challenge #91.2

I stumbled onto this website while looking at my facebook page today and have bookmarked it! Wow, these girls have got such creative minds! This particular idea is using an old telephone directory - which we've all got - and turning it into a pencil/pen stand! It's soooo clever, I just had to share it with you! Chica and Jo are two very talented ladies!

Have a great week everyone


  1. I love your beads. Super ideas to have rows of the same bead but layered like a string necklace.

  2. Both are very original! And beautiful.