Wednesday, May 27, 2020

John dug the sweet potatoes yesterday. Some were much larger than expected! I do try not to complain but over the last few days I have hardly been able to move. I had forgotten how much cold weather affects m joints. Our beach walk this morning was more like a scrabble than a walk. It has been cold and overcast all day with the occasional shower of rain. I have struggled with getting the trunk right on my little knitted elephant but I think I have it now. The ears are next. I have a large casserole on in the oven, I like to get a casserole on early these days as if I leave making them too late I can't stand for long. Lots of veg in this one and some meat but not a huge amount. Max the dog is telling me he needs to be fed. He can't get the fact that we have stopped daylight saving and thinks 3 not 4 is feed time. Better do the feeds. Just glad in this cold weather that I no longer have ponies to feed, although I do miss them.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Morning walk

It was freezing cold. We collected some nice shells, 2 cowries and a large cone with a few others. The tides have been all over the place but we had a reasonable tide line and the sea weed wasnt as bad as it has been and we managed quite a long walk after several days of very short ones. I am knitting a sweet little elephant from one of Julie of Little cotton rabbits lovely collection. I needed to do something else with my fingers which are getting very stiff. So no desire to go for a 2nd walk and something a bit different to do. Sometimes I think I am going a bit stir crazy.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Over to Parsons beach.

A very cold and damp day, when we drove over to Parsons the car said 13, 12, 11, 10 degrees and in reverse on the way home. Lovely to be out, the beach was looking fantastic, one brave surfer and a couple of fishermen. The Pages (islands) and Kangaroo Island stood out well but not well enough for my little camera. We stopped by the side of the road on the way home for some photos of the scrub, some magnificent moss,lovely red correa and just a general view of the coastal scrub. I have to confess we havent done a lot today, were up late for us and I am sewing a bit more on my tea towel for India's class. Thinking about getting an elephant pattern from Little Cotton Rabbits to knit, thinking as we have spent a bit of money this month.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Cold and damp with big seas.

Only a short beach walk today, we managed it between showers and it has been pretty damp all day so that was the only walk today. I am quite pleased as this weather makes me ache. I have finished off the little book I am making, it is not terribly good but a sample for another in the future. These succulents are flowering at the moment, I love the starfish shaped flowers but not the smell. They are a stapelia species. Most annoyed as I cant find where I have put a book of knitted animals, I know it is somewhere. I have also spent a bit of time, while looking for that book at a journal I did when we were on a dairy trip to Califoria in 2008 I could never do that now, we seemed to walk miles. and another workbook done in a class with Jean Littlejohn in 2005, what fun that was. I could do with a bit more of that get up and go now. I seem so slow now. Enjoying my walks though they are so much shorter.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

This mornings walk at Petrels Cove

It was freezing cold and damp, but no one else around so we walk on the cliffs. Havent done that for ages as too many people. Most of the sand has gone from the cove and it looks quite uninviting with huge granite boulders. Seems to do this more often these days. I was glad to get back into the car, I dont think we have been as cold as this for a long time. I might have to find some gloves! Trouble with getting cold is that all my joints ache and it takes a while for them to get moving again. We havent had a wet and cold autumn, not winter yet, for a few years. The car said 11 degrees when we left the cove.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

This and that

I have been doing an odd collection of things. I finished my biscournu pin cushion today. I wasn't confident that I knew what I was doing those is a smile. I may do a few more they were fun to do. I have also really enjoyed doing a scribble, isolating bits of it and painting g them in. I liked it so much I wasn't going to do the last bit but I found a twig and some gesso and randomly went over it. Great fun. I have never dyed with I dig and this was my first try at making an indigo vat. I was amazed when this I dig flower appeared. So some lue cloth and a blue handler. Keeping me sane as my back has decided not to like me at all and walking has been difficult. Sometimes I do not enjoy life,but the weather for the last few days has been glorious so really what is there to complain about. Rain is for cast for tomorrow though, but the garden needs it.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Not quite down the rabbit hole

I have had a few bad days. Cold weather and arthritis don't mix well. So a photo of a fun project, the indoor cacti and the little garden outside the front window taken from inside. Off to get some eggs from our daughter. I forgot about them earlier. Nor operating walk today but at least it is an outing. I will be back.