Christmas Crafts

I may have mentioned that himself, The Retired Husband, has got himself a new toy in the Man Cave. He has been busy learning how to use it. These cute little reindeers are multiplying to a veritable herd on my dining room table waiting to be dressed. I think the latest tally is over 20.  … More Christmas Crafts

The Treasure Chest – Methusela’s Musings

Here we are again, sitting around Gramp’s rocking chair waiting for story time. As always, the  fire is burning and crackling cheerfully, warming the home hearth of the humble little cabin by the lake. Gramp’s nightly ritual  is  soothing and  comforting in its familiarity. We know it  off by heart yet it never fails to … More The Treasure Chest – Methusela’s Musings

A Guest Room

We have been busy the last couple of months. TRH (The Retired Husband) has been making bedroom  furniture from palettes.  And I have been busy piling up all the stuff ready for styling the newly renovated guest bedroom. We did that today. Still a few finishing touches left – but it is ready for the … More A Guest Room

Venus of Willendorf

She is an Earth Mother. The Venus of Willendorf, circa 28.000 – 25,000 BC, is a limestone, red ochre fertility figurine. She stands  11cm in height. Found in 1908  by archeologist Joseph Szombathy in an Aurignacian loess deposit near the town of Willendorf in Austria, she is now housed in the Natural History Museum in Vienna. She has … More Venus of Willendorf

Hand woven mats

Many years ago when I was still a young bride, my mother-in-law bought a loom. She wanted to make some mats. Out of rags. Because she couldn’t find one in Australia it arrived all the way from Finland. It was a huge thing. Filled a whole room. Unable to source the warp  yarn here she … More Hand woven mats

We made a triptych

A what? The dictionary defines triptych  as ‘a set of three associated artistic, literary, or musical works intended to be appreciated together’.  A young friend and I made one of those arty ones. It took  us a month of weekly get togethers. We finally finished it this last Monday. It all started when I was … More We made a triptych