Well I'm not sure how many clothes lines look like this today but I had to wash everything from yesterday, eeing so wet and today so hot if I left them I'm sure there would be some weird chemistry experiment going on in the plastic tubs!
Our invite to Art @ The Hart arrived the day before we flew to Melbourne so there wasn't much time to prepare.
I had hoped to decontruct some clothes but with the limited time frame I only really managed to embellish some cardies. I was really pleased with the finished result and more important it was great fun to do.
With our continued theme of recycling, we covered our own coat hangers and made magazine paper bags.
Im back again, no I haven't been anywhere exciting just travelling around the countryside for work, nearly 1000km in 5 days, I could have driven to Melbourne and it definatly would have been more exciting.
I've been playing with my buttons this week, of course I could have every button in the universe but it still wouldn't be enough.
Buttons are such tactile objects, I always wonder where they came from and what they saw, probably a good job they can't talk!
Penny Pea Hen lives in our street along with Percy Peacock, poor old Percy has been alone for a number of years as a fox killed his last bride.
Recently someone purchased Penny from a garage sale ( as you do!) as a companion for Percy.
According to our 85 year old neighbour Connie, (who incidently taught me at school) they will never mate as one is an Indian and one is an Asian. Connie feeds them and sometimes they sit on her fence together.
The other day a small boy came door knocking asking who owned Penny as she was in their chook house. He was delighted to discover that no one owns them they roam free but we all keep an eye out for them.
On my way home Friday afternoon I was in time to stop off at the Port Broughton op shop, this little shop is only open on Friday afternoons.
There were people everywhere and as shuffled down the hallway I could hear, "Ready Gladys?" "Yes Mavis" "Right, 10, 40, 10, 20, $1-, 40, ....and so on ... The End!" "Total $15.40" "Thankyou" "Next" "Ready Gladys?" "Yes Mavis" "Right".
As I moved through the shop this was repeated over and over.
Finally when it was my turn I discovered that most of the volunteers are approaching or over 80.
Gladys was sitting at the table armed with pen and paper and Mavis was standing calling out the prices.
They spend the week sorting and pricing the items. The buttons from discarded clothing are sewn onto strips of fabric and placed in colour coded baskets.
They would rather turn over their stock for a few cents as every $ they make goes back into their community.
A BIG congratualtions to the Port Broughton op shop.
Pop over to Sophies and see what other treasures have been found this week.