A not very exciting week, we walked, I cleaned the house, really boring! I spent quite a lot of this week sewing, I made some more small dolls, I had a go at trying to work out how to make some folded books, and won!
More walking and shopping, a visit to the market and some gardening,and then up to Adelaide for my older sisters 80th Birthday, we had a lovely lunch and then drove home again.
All sounds a bit boring but then we dont do a lot of exciting things these days, we do manage quite a few walks which is lovely but even if I think I didnt do much I dont know where the time goes and it takes me forever to get stuff done.
We went to a celebration of life this afternoon, so many faces I havent seen in years! They all look so old, oh dear.
I have spent more time than I would have liked trying to get photos to load on my blog, any way this is an unedited version of three small dolls I finished this week and a lovely walk we had this morning, warm, humid and decidedly tropical, I almost felt as if I didnt need to go to Queensland.
The dolls keep me amused, the first one is Liz who had been feeling the cold and although she was wearing her favorite elephant dress was so pleased when she found a matching scarf and bag to go with it.
Then there is Moira who has been beach combing and finding shells to add to her collection. She also likes to wear them on her clothes when she is not near the sea.
Jen felt that her woollen scarf was all she needed to go shopping as she was wearing her favorite dress and her newly styled hair.
No dull days for her.
We went to my sisters 80th Birthday lunch in Adelaide yesterday, and would you believe no photos, I came home and decided I was having too good a time to remember.
It was a lovely day and thank goodness I had made a cake.
We walked yesterday morning and it was a very low tide, about as low as it gets, lovely walk before we did the shopping.
The night before I wandered the garden but as I am still having problems editing in picasa, well no, not editing but getting from picasa onto my blog in an edited form the only one not on its side was this one of a few of the Belladonna lillies. They are magnificent all over the peninsular except in my garden where they are now too shaded to do well.
John has gone fishing and I have been into the market and came home and planted some geraniums which I hope will do well and not get fried like the last ones I planted, we should be heading into some lovely weather now we are in March. I have also pulled a barrowload of weeds so I must be feeling better!
Now for a quick sit down with the papers.
I was up early and in for a blood test and from then on I have played!
I was fascinated by a folded book that Carol McFee had put up on her blog and she kindly sent an email telling me where to find a name for it, The explosion Book. I have tracked down several ways to make it and finally have made two that are more or less what I meant them to be using the tutorials on them. Thank you Carol.
While I was about it I had another play with the easy 4 page book we made in Velma Bolyard's class, so I am on my way but boy it has taken a while to get it into my head.
I love books making although usually I go for the easy little concertina books but this has kindled my joy in all of this and I may well go back to even binding some.
Very cold this morning, a lovely afternoon spent also sewing up small dolls.
No beach walk this morning but I walked Max around and looked at foals, foolishly forgetting to take my camera, the last foal the little cream colt is growing well and at the moment is very smutty looking, he almost looks as if he would be a taffy with a dark coat and blonde main and tail. Must get a photo he is gorgeous.
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Today this wacky and wonderful quilt arrived from Mary (needledmomma.blogspot) in Southern California, after the shenanigans going on with my hen and her chicks I thought it was quite appropriate.
We are still trying to get on top of the peach crop from our little self sown tree, it produced wonderfully this year ans we are stewing and then freezing.
Yesterday we walked on the beach at the bay, with the bluff in the background, a beautiful morning but today it was far too warm by the time John was ready to go, I had walked Max any way.
There is supposed to be a slight change tonight.
I still cant load photos through picasa so the quality isnt quite as good.
Monday we drove home from Halls Gap.nothing very exciting in either stitch or what I did. Tuesday I washed, cleaned and stewed a huge pot of peaches I had peeled and cut up (now in the freezer).
Wednesday we had a lovely walk along the cliffs and the rest of the day was spent doing pretty mundane things. Thursday I couldnt even think of anything exciting to stitch, I felt tired and as though I had been going around and around in circles. I must have done things but I think the week end caught up with me.
Friday was a lovely sunny day after quite a lot of cloud and I went shopping in the morning and did a little bit of gardening. Saturday would have been my sisters birthday so we had a lovely walk along her favorite beach to remember her and collected shells.
Sunday John went fishing and I decided to clean out the green house that has been neglected for quite a while, the iron used to make it is rusting out and the shelves were falling down on what plants had survived so I tired myself out cleaning the whole thing out, a zillion empty pots, found some orchids that need resurrecting,and generally hoped the whole thing wouldnt fall on my head.
I am finding that trying to do this every evening hard to keep up with now the weather is so much nicer. I seem to do the same things each day and I am not being adventurous enough with my stitching.
I will keep going but it doesnt seem to have the freshness that I feel it should.
After weeks of either bad weather or very few fish today John came home with a sink full. Oscar is happy, fish for him, I am happy, gar fish, whiting etc, a few lovely meals.
Fishing mate A who hasnt had a good run of catching fish wasnt there, he had his wifes sister and brother in law arriving from the UK, but worse than that he fell off a ladder while picking figs and has broken his ankle, 6 weeks of inactivate for this 80 year old wont go down well.