Lovely photos by Peter Troode of a great evening – the exhibition launch and open mike night at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery were enjoyed by everyone, judging by all the happy faces! Delicious food provided by River and Willow of Abundant Soul, St Marys.
Just enjoyed morning tea at our community hall as part of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.
Congratulations to Hayley Gilbert of St. Marys Day Care and everyone who helped to make it such a success! There was also a health expo with many stalls from local and other providers, and (of course) the tea cosy exhibition, which was a stunner. The hall was beautifully decorated in blue, yellow and white balloons, and there was a happy buzz as people circulated and chatted. St. Marys Highschool handled the catering with professional aplomb, offering loaded plates of delicious cakes and savouries, plus numerous cups of coffee and tea.
My favourite tea cosy was Pedro de la Pantaloon – a rooster complete with real tail feathers! The pattern for Pedro de la Pantaloon was originally published in a book called REALLY Wild Tea Cosies (pub. 2010) – and I loved our local knitter’s take on it! Well done, Kerrie! This version is the one featured in the above-mentioned book:
My entries didn’t win anything, but it was a lot of fun to participate. And I couldn’t resist sharing some ideas I found on Google … inspiration for next year?
Stitchedupmama has 6 accomplices so far, but would love some more … all you need to do is knit or crochet squares measuring 25 cm x 25 cm in any colour or pattern you like. Rectangles are OK too, but they must be 25 cm wide. Add ties on the corners and you’re done!
Any takers? We are planning to decorate a certain landmark in St. Marys, Tasmania. Should be fun!
Here are some of my yarnbombing pics from last year: