Friday, 10 October 2008

Look familiar?How'd you like this black widow? She was in our garage this arvo — same untidy web as the redback, same beautiful body shape, same shiny black, and look ...
... the red flash is underneath, on her belly. It also seemed a little bigger than the redback.
I hope you're impressed with how close I got. David was watching proceedings and said, "I hope they don't jump!" At which point I got up in a hurry.

:: Here's a shot Will took of himself, with big fat smug smile, leaning on the stage at the Dandy Warhols' concert in San Francisco at the weekend. We saw them here in San Diego a few nights before Will did, and they were bloody fantastic.

:: We're waiting for the US version of Kath and Kim, which starts tonight in just over half an hour. I've seen a trailer, which looked okay, but the review in this morning's LA Times was not too hot, while very complimentary about the Australian original.

:: I spied this rubbish on a table in the living room soon after Will got home from college yesterday ... ... and was about to yell to him to chuck it in the bin when I noticed the contents.It's fun having a sculptor in the house!

:: We're off to Albuquerque and Santa Fe tomorrow. It'll be cool and dry, cold even, with autumn colour ... mmm! I'll be back in a little over a week — see ya!

Added slightly later: Forget to say — Bloglines isn't very reliable is it? It seems very haphazard about showing new posts, so I've probably missed quite a few. Kind of ruins the point really.
Also — I finally posted Larissa's quilt off to her this afternoon! All finished, quilted and bound, ends sewn in ... yay!


Laura Jane said...

The redback Arrggh!!! How disgusting! It gives me the heebie jeebies just thinking about those strong fast muscular legs and jaws, not to mention the venom....shudder

And the sculpting, how lovely.

And the quilt from the aerial view - just scrummy - one of the nicest you've ever done Les! And that's saying something!

Anonymous said...

Erk, I can feel the crawl along the base of my neck already!

Natalie said...

That is a big black widow. Spiders everywhere... this is their time of year. I'm glad you added the beautiful quilt to this post. It is gorgeous. So soothing and lovely.

Frogdancer said...

That quilt is amazingly lovely. Just the sort of design I really want to have a go at next, once Widget's quilt is out of the way.

Actually, the Black Widow is quite lovely too. Just so long as it stays on the other side of the world.

Fairlie said...

Redbacks have always scared the wits out of me - it's the way they hide under things, just waiting for unsuspecting fingers or feet. Of course, I don't think I know anyone who has ever been actually bitten by one...

The quilt is beautiful.

M said...

Now that is a freaky spider. I won't show firegazer or he won't got near the computer for weeks. Actually, maybe I will show Firegazer!

Bloglines is a little haphazard. Didn't really notice until it stopped showing updated posts on our new blog. Frustrating.