On my Desk, and another Happy Birthday….


Welcome to On My Desk, hosted by Kootooyou. A change of desk for me today – the lounge is my desk, where I’m knitting whimsical teacosies.  So I’ve got a big stash of interesting wool, a copy of Wild Tea Cosies by Loani Prior that I won in a Blogtoberfest giveaway (thankyou Loani !!), my favourite dog, something good on the telly – now just grab a cup of Earl Grey and I’m set for some serious knitting!




Op shop chevron tea cosy for added inspiration.

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And here’s my first attempt. simple yet stylish polo-neck adorned with a single pom pom in Moda Vera ‘Confetto’ – quick, easy and fun!

Today my firstborn turns 18! Happy Birthday Glen! Many more happy years ahead!

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On My Desk, Wed 5th November

Well today I turned 50 – hard to believe it, but yep!. So my desk at work looks something like this:



My trusty iPod (my lifesaver when doing tissue culture or DNA work). A book on Florence Broadhurst who was a friend of my mum’s. A pic of me about 48 years ago, a birthday card and some buttons.

My friends threw a surprise birthday for me during the annual Melbourne Cup work festivities yesterday. There were balloons, flowers, gifts (a gift voucher for a massage / spa treatment at Villa Thalgo – how luxurious!). My friend Sumedha cooked a beautiful cake for me; it was pink and green (my favourite colours) and she decorated it with buttons made from icing. Here’s a close-up – actually that’s all that was left :


The table was strewn with shiny “50” decorations:


which looked somewhat better if they were inverted:



And I won 2nd prize in the sweep! I also won Loani’s fabulous book that I was lusting after – you must check it out if you like a touch of whimsy: Wild Tea Cosies. Thankyou sooo much Loani!

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Published in: on November 5, 2008 at 1:36 pm  Comments (8)  
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