Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A year ago....

Times are tough here in New Zealand, especially for the self-employed (eg me), so my focus at present is on making a living, with my shoulder to the wheel, nose to the grindstone and so on. You get the picture. As a result, creative time takes a back seat apart from the ubiquitous knitting, which goes on in the background. So what better way to fill my midweek blog spot, I mused, than look at what I was doing 12 month ago? I was doing a spot of dyeing my Blended fabric. As I recall, that day was about 4 degrees Celsius, so it was a labour of love.
About that time, I accidentally set my raised garden alight with hot ashes. Ooops.
And I was eating healthy roast vegetables. See the little purple things? They are Maori potatoes, and are purple all the way through, even when cooked.


neki desu said...

Hmmm! so that's what they are!
we get them here as a delicacy and no one has been able to tell me anything about their origin.

neki desu

sharon young said...

Well! they certainly are colourful, any good for natural dying? and most important do they taste good?
Good luck with the work.

smarcoux said...

Not so nice when you have to just plod on and get things done without that creative bit letting you do what you want to ... I have to work full time at the moment and it really cramps things .. work just gets in the way..

Is it snowing there now ? this time of year.. i know i know its your winter but did not realise you get snow.


V-Grrrl said...

Oh that photo of the vegetables is beautiful

Janet said...

Funny...Okinawans are known for their purple potatoes, too!