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Anzac Day in Melbourne

April 25, 2010

Today I was up well before dawn and walked with my friend Jan to the Anzac Day Dawn Service at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne. It was (is) a beautiful autumn morning in Melbourne, with no sign of any rain that I thought might come and dampen the day (and our spirits).  The service was moving and solemn – appropriate as the gathered crowd (around 42,000) paid homage to the men and women (and their families) who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in war. It’s heartening to see so many people of all ages and different cultural backgrounds come together to pay tribute to those who fought and died in the (far too many) conflicts that Australia has been involved in.

Anzac Day 2010

Dawn Breaks over the Shrine of Remembrance 2010

On another note – this has been a very busy week working on completing or at least progressing some of my projects (of which there are many) as well as the first day of my Freeform Bag Workshop which was held last Saturday at Textile Artistry in Dromana with 7 participants of various levels of skill.  It was a challenging day for all, learning to let go of the pattern and play.  It’s always interesting to see how different everyone’s work is when freeforming and I am looking forward to the second day next Saturday to see how far they have all come with their scrumbling homework and to work through finishing the bag.  For more information about Freeform Knitting and/or my bag making workshop at Textile Artistry, contact Cath at textile@pac.com.au

I also managed to squeeze in the next scrumble in our scrumble challenge.

Scrumble No. 3

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