Saturday, July 22, 2017

Fashion(less)ista

A follow up to the shoe post...

For winter I love skirts...plaid, tweed, tartan...all wool if possible.  Most of them are just below the knee to mid-calf.  But I have a long one I wear when I go to the Mennonites.

All these were a few dollars at the op shops...


For my base layer, I wear black merino thermals (tops and leggings), thick black Explorer socks...and my duckfeet...

this is my latest op shop skirt
 
And over my thermal top I either wear a wool (preferably) vest, jumper or cardigan.
 
easy peasy!
 
xx
 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Journeying


Thomas Merton wrote:

"We receive enlightenment only in proportion as we give ourselves more and more completely to God by humble submission and love. We do not first see, and then act: we act, then see...and that is why the man who waits to see clearly before he will believe, never starts on the journey."


 
 



See you on the road...
 
xx

 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Style(less) - the shoes

After Pen posted THIS on her blog, I thought I'd do one on my *dress sense*...or lack there of.

Not that I'm implying Pen doesn't have any dress sense...just that perhaps neither of us are 'followers of fashion', but do our own thing...which is, I think, as it should be...

So...here are my shoes...



From left:

Birkenstock: that I've had for ages (as you can tell) and wear around the house and garden in summer (with or without socks)

Asics: for walking (why do they have to make them in such bright colours???)

Uggs:  sheepskin slippers that I wear in house and garden in winter

Duckfeet:  which I wear everywhere else...summer and winter...because they are so comfortable and I love them so much!!

I do have some black boots, but since I got my Duckfeet I haven't worn them.  Plus a couple of other pairs of shoes that I bought from op shops at various times, but they really should go as they are just taking up space.

So...there you have it...for what it's worth...

The rest of the apparel in next post...

 
Off with the Uggs...on with the Asics...and off for a walk!
 
xx

Monday, July 3, 2017

Heading North

Not me.

My blanket...
Au revoir petite couverture
 
When Ben and Hayley were visiting, they liked the lap blanket I had crocheted, but did not have enough room in their luggage to take it back to Queensland with them.  So yesterday I packed it up and mailed it off.
 
But not before spending the morning huddled between my heat pump and wood heater trying to get warm.
 
We had a big frost...

 
And although the sun was shining it was still cold...cold...cold...
 
The plants in the garden got a taste of it too...





 
Pretty aren't they :))
 
 
And then this mountain mist (like a sea mist) rolled in...

 
I thought it was going to snow.  But it didn't.  Just got colder.
 
 
And today?  Grey and raining...
 
But not so cold...
 
xx

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Slow Sunday

Borderline headache today, so didn't go to church, but watched Songs of Praise on ABC TV, and it just so happened to be from St Andrews in Scotland!  God must have known :)

While having my morning coffee and browsing Slow mag...

...I came across an article about Override...a book by Caroline Williams.  Checked the library and they have it, so have reserved it.  Looks interesting...

And a link on Slow website mentioned  this book, which also looks good.  I thought of you Pen :)



After some very cold (-5'C yesterday) and frosty mornings, it is grey...with a hint of blue, here today...



Finished my vest!!!
 this photo is closest to the true colour


Not sure what to do with the armholes.  The pattern I used was for a jumper, so at the moment the sides just go straight up with no bands around the arm opening.  I might leave it as is for now and see how it goes...
I can always add bands later...or not!
 
 
 
Enjoy your day...slow or fast...
 
xx