Lucked out on Grand Final tickets

September 22, 2008 at 11:41 pm 2 comments

I have just checked the GFC web-site and we, along with 10,000 other members missed out on the AFL tickets in the ballot. 10,000 other members did not bother registering for the ballot. Looks like a BBQ at home watching on the TV (after I spend the morning at the Fibre Forum Open Day that is!)

Son Number 2 lifted the lid on the guinea pig cage and the hinges fell off. The screws and hinges were very rusty, so I told him to pop them in a container for me!! (rust dyeing I’m thinking). I moistened some muslin (scrim to the rest of the world), hand spun wool and perle cotton in vinegar, then wrapped them around the rusty bits and placed out on the north facing (that would be south in the top half of the world) verandah for a couple of days in an open plastic bag. I then rinsed in some cold water with some baking powder.

  And this is a close up of the interesting hinge marks. I will now go and give these a spray with the moonshadow mist and see how they dry.

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, this is what I’m reading right now, in my breaks from writing an essay. 2,000 words down, 2,000 to go. Hopefully I will get to see the Bayeux tapestry in the flesh one day. Cheers.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. paulahewitt  |  September 23, 2008 at 6:44 am

    bad luck about the final. Rust dying is so interesting – I must try it. it is so good to read a blog where everything is the right way round. Im forever having to explain australianisms.

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  • 2. sharon young  |  September 23, 2008 at 7:50 am

    Waste not want not then 🙂 Lovely colours in the rust!
    I went to see the BT several years ago and was a but disappointed with it, I think I wasn’t really into stitch than so maybe my view was a bit uninformed, it was smaller than I expected.
    I much preferred the Overlord Embroidery that depicts scenes from WW2, It’s very large and the colours /images are very powerful.

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