I have had lots of inside time to make more mug rugs for the sales table at our Exhibition in September.
I am well on the way with the next felt ball. This shows the 12 coloured felt pentagons that make up the outer casing and the stuffing which is strips of batting wound around a tiny rattle inside 2 metal bottle tops. It is held in place with some knotted wool . Once inside the ball the last seams are sewn up from the outside.
On Sunday evening the BOP/ Waikato MAGIC netball team won the ANZ transtasman Cup by beating the Vixens in Melbourne by 41 to 38. It was a nerve racking game and not at all good for my health ....I get so up tight watching. But oh what a victory. Well done team you did us proud on the 5th try.
2 wonderful female role models have sadly died.
Sally Ride the first U S woman to go into space has died aged only 61.( but what a lot she achieved in her too short life. )
Closer to home Margaret Mahy...extrodinary New Zealand Author of so many wonderful books has died aged 76..
Our copy of the first book she published in 1969 is still readable - the staples have rusted and let go but apart from that it is still okay.
Jenny Williams played a great part in this book too as the illustrator.
There is too much to say about her but the fact I saw that is amazing said there are 10 million books in the world with Margaret Mahy's name on the cover. Wow. I think she will be remembered and loved for many many years to come.