Yesterday, the Postie delivered a package from Alice Springs with my winning trophy. I had been expecting it & was really excited to see it. I’m sure you all agree, it’s quite the quirkiest trophy ever. I feel very proud & ever so delighted. Also enclosed was a packet of beautiful Biggan Design Merino Wool in Autumn tones…
Again, my thanks to the judges & congratulations to the creator/s of this & all the unique trophies, works of art in themselves…
The 2023 theme is ‘A Travellers Tale’ so get your thinking caps on & needles & hooks working… till next year
It’s here again… Another spectacular year for the Alice Springs Beanie Festival with over 6,000 wonderful beanies & tea cosies to choose from. Not only to keep us snug & warm but also to delight the senses with colour, texture & fun.
This year’s theme “Stitching Hearts” inspired amazing creations & it’s interesting how imagination can interpret & bring the theme alive. View the winning beanie & tea cosies here. I’m so proud to be among these fabulous creations. A big Thank You to the judges; it must be a challenging task with so many sensational entries.
I’d like to thank everyone who supported me throughout 2021: class ladies, customers, family & friends… you are what makes it all worthwhile.
2021 is coming to an end &, not a moment too soon, I hear you say. I’m sure many of us are Covid weary & look forward to a fresh, new year &, with borders now open, family & friends can reunite once more. I hope everyone is faring well in this ‘Big Wet’. The rain, of course, is very welcomed after such a long dry, but my heart goes out to those experiencing floods, especially farmers who always seem to do it hard. I for one have a drenched garden, raging weeds & bedraggled chooks.
I didn’t manage an entry for the Alice Springs Beanie competition this year, but Maleny Knitfest was a wonderful success despite the Covid obstacles that almost stopped the event. Unfortunately, this was the last Knitfest due to the coordinators retiring. Sadly, the Landsborough Market is still on hold for the time being although I have heard that it will resume some time in the future. I so miss this little market, the friends I’ve made, the lovely locals who supported it &, of course, the opportunity to showcase & sell my creations.
With 2022 just around the corner I’d like to wish you a wonderful Christmas & every happiness for the New Year. Stay well, stay safe, be happy. There is so much to be grateful for… cheers Renate
A huge, & I mean HUGE, thank to my family, friends (both personal & Facebook), crochet class ladies, team & group members who took the time to place a vote for me in the Alice Springs Beanie Festival On-line exhibition. I was pipped at the post in the eleventh hour; but that’s how it goes sometimes. Nevertheless, it was quite a ride & I appreciate everyone’s efforts…
Congratulations to Joan Price for her winning piece ‘Autumn is Awesome’
& congratulations to Megan Jack for never giving up
So, that’s it for another year… Let’s look forward to what 2021 brings.