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Postcards at Sea #6: Metamorphosis

It has been a year since a bout of pneumonia triggered Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and my body stopped working the way it used to. At such a milestone, it seems timely to check in with a postcard. I am so … Continue reading

21. April 2017 by Rebecca
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Cubbytime

It is the autumn school holidays again here… cubby building season. This is one of the communal kid cubbies in our neighbourhood that our children regularly visit and work on with their friends. See you after the holidays.

11. April 2017 by Rebecca
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Postcards at Sea #5: Words Like Fishes

Out here, floating in the ocean, words are hard to find. They are like fishes, all around me in the water but they dart away whenever I need them. This difficulty finding words is one of the more curious symptoms … Continue reading

09. November 2016 by Rebecca
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Book Review: Crafting with Feminism

Crafting with Feminism is a new title from Quirk Books in the US, subtitled 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy. It is by crafter Bonnie Burton whose previous work The Star Wars Craft Book is in our public library … Continue reading

25. October 2016 by Rebecca
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Postcards at Sea #4: Magazine Scene

Magazines are my new quiet companions. I didn’t really appreciate magazines before I became sick. There seemed little time to read them and mostly I would just read the headlines and quickly scan the pics whilst gulping down tea and … Continue reading

07. October 2016 by Rebecca
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Postcards at Sea #2: Spwing has Spwung

It is here! It is spring in the Southern Hemisphere. And just because Our Dear Girl and I have been reading Mabel Jones and the Forbidden City, I like to say it like Speke the otter, Spwing! It feels it has been … Continue reading

30. August 2016 by Rebecca
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Granite Haven Story

In March this year, I had the very great privilege of visiting Granite Haven, a Gotland sheep and Llama farm in Central Victoria. Cheryl Crosbie shared her story of introducing Gotland sheep to Australia, improving the quality of their fleece … Continue reading

30. August 2016 by Rebecca
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Floating in the Ocean

All is not as I would have it be, here at Needle and Spindle. As many of you know, I had pneumonia in April. It is normal to have a six to eight week recuperation period after such an illness … Continue reading

10. July 2016 by Rebecca
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Really Real

This came in the post yesterday. So now I really really know that I really had an article published that is real. If you like the article you might like to read a post I wrote some time ago on … Continue reading

24. June 2016 by Rebecca
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Fibershed: Totally Local Clothing in Melbourne

Last night, the Handweavers and Spinners Guild of Victoria hosted a sell out presentation on Making Clothes From Your Own Backyard. Nicki Taylor of This is Moonlight blog and Rachel Bucknall of Reduce Reuse Recycle blog asked themselves the question, … Continue reading

15. June 2016 by Rebecca
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