Monday, February 20, 2017

Daily stitch

A wiggle of a vine today.

Morning walk, clouds, cool breeze and then some sun.

A lovely walk this morning, in 4 days the beach had changed again. People were launching boats, we saw 6 of the hooded plover, the odd dog walker and us. It has warmed up a bit with the sun out but still very pleasant. A funny thing happened this afternoon. Eldest daughter Sarah has been away judging a horse show in Albury, NSW and was due home early afternoon, but as often happens going through to Sydney the plane was held up with high winds so she wont be home until this evening. Her dogs, a tiny poodle, a cairn terrier and the border collie needed to be let out to have a wee, so down I went, to be bailed up by Isabelle's dog Nala. When I went to let them up she stood infront of the door and growled, so a quite a few moments talking I managed to convince her I was not a robber that she knew me and I had been down before, but she said people were home then, they are not now. Finally got them all up onto the orchard lawn to do a wee, Nala sat under a tree and watched every move I made until all were ready to go back into their cage again. She is quite a frightening looking dog, looks a bit like a blond woolf and stares you down. Any way all was well.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Daily stitch.

Colonial knots filling near the flowered swirl. You may not see them but I know they are there.

Morning at Goolwa beach and wretched cyclists.

We went over to Goolwa this morning to see a lovely exhibition by Nicole Pascal, different, interesting and reasonably priced. Loved it. A quick walk around the market and then a walk along the beach, so different to our more local ones. Over to Tabby to drop off her 1st wedding photos, they have a wedding there at Easter and wanted some ideas for greenery. A bit of a shock, we all looked so young seeing those photos again. On our way this morning around a corner and cyclists. I was a bit slow getting the camera and by the time I took this they were more or less on their side of the road. This is a relatively quiet road, it is 100 kph though and there are milk tankers, farm vehicles and a lot of corners. One day some one will be killed and they will blame the motorist. I really hate the numbers that we now see on country roads, with no thought for motorists. It has been around 17 degrees for most of the morning with the odd quite wet shower. I am having to wear more clothes. Off to quietly sit and do some embroidery.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

This and that

It has been surprisingly cold and windy today with the odd shower, it was teaming with rain when we left the market and so no walk. A few photos from around the garden. The peace is making a mess, she has 5 chick's at the moment. Maybe not for long as something took the head of one of my bantam hens, through the cage. No idea what but feel quite sick. More filling stitches on my daily stitch.My moth orchid is flowering again, it has taken nearly 12 months for it to throw up another spike.

Friday, February 17, 2017

A little bit of stitching.

I hand had the bird cut out for ages, now it is finished. I have cut out another one. Still doing filler stitches on my daily stitch. It is cool and very windy today. I have shopped and done a few boring things like washing etc. If I go outside I sneeze.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Another rose, George and 2 days of daily stitch.

I cut my finger so had to do 2 days of stitch, you may not work them out but I am filling in, some tiny snowflakes in a yucky green and some cross stitch in a shiny green. Just above the red knots. I am using this as a sort of diary so I know when and what I have done. John collected a rose bud when he was picking the peaches, they are under a net and so is the rose. We are having terrible trouble with slaters climbing the peach tree and making holes in our not very big crop of lovely peaches. It has never happened before and we think it might be the cool and damp weather we have been having. Our walk was in low cloud and mizzle. Not like February at all. I thought another photo fof George, John is doing the vacuuming, I have dusted but George loves to take an interest in it all, and occasionally leaps onto the hose from on top of the little table.