Monday, December 19, 2011

RIP Yvonne Therese Marie Malpas: 25 Jan 1920 - 12 Dec 2011

 Bonnie Malpas: Dec 2009, at Mission Bay

 Yours truly on the far left

Some of the grandchildren and great-grandchildren

Our dear mother passed away last week about a month shy of her 92nd birthday.

Although the preceeding days were a little fraught and emotional, the funeral and farewell were lovely.

It was the first time in 42 years that all 10 of us siblings were in the same place at the same time!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The kindness of strangers

While at the PYD design markets, a woman bought one of my bags made from recycled barkcloth curtains. She took a card and said she would get in touch as she had been collecting barkcloth fabric over the years and would I like some....

Fast forward to yesterday.  I picked up a parcel from the post office.  Imagine my surprise and delight to unwrap these beautiful fabrics.

Over the years I have been the lucky recipient of kindness from complete strangers but yesterday's gift was just outstanding.

Thank you Janette Morris from Hornsby, Sydney.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

PYD Design Markets, Waterloo, Sydney

The last Mango Frooty market for a while: PYD markets in Danks St, Waterloo on the weekend of 26/27 November.
The wet weather and lack of visitors made for a disappointing weekend for many of the traders which was a real shame.  However, I reported my best result for markets ever.

I must say that the quality of items on offer was extremely high so I was proud to be accepted.  I was next door to Melissa Tan who is a regular at the Rocks markets and is also active on etsy.  Melissa was so friendly and welcoming that the weekend was a lot of fun.

I will be rethinking the market strategy for 2012.