Thursday, November 22, 2012

Sorry things have been a bit hectic

This arrived in the post today. My fantastic carved plaque from Robyn Gordon in South Africa,see her blog on my side bar. I have wanted one of these for ages but wasnt sure how easy it would be to get one into Australia.
I am in love!
Now to find somewhere suitable to hang it, somewhere where I can see it all the time.
The weather hasnt been good, a really bad fire day the other day and then when it cools down all you want to do is sleep and I havent time for that.
I am still up at first light to see if we have a new foal, two of the mares are hanging on and on and on.
I have had visitors and it is going to warm up again in the next few days, just so long as we dont have lightening strikes and the terrible fires of a day or so ago.
We live in such a difficult country, we havent had any rain to speak of for a bout a month and we are now worrying about what water we have in the rain water tanks. We had such a lovely winter and early spring but summer is coming fast.
I did manage a couple of early walks, along the cliffs near Petrels Cove and I have been playing with fabric and making little bags, these are not finished yet but have been fun to do and I will put something small in them for Christmas presents.
In doing them I have been learning a bit more about my new to me Bernina sewing machine something I should have done ages ago but other stuff got in the way.
The build up to Christmas and the thought of having to feed the ponies for almost a week next week in the heat is getting to me I think!
I must just slowly plod on but when the temps get into the mid to high 30's I really dont like it. Perhaps a nanny nap in the middle of the day is the way to go!
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Gwen Buchanan said...

Oh so beautiful.. I love Robyn's work!!

Hope rain comes to dampen things and fill up the water tables and tanks!

Julie said...

What a pretty quilt!!! Your little bags are very interesting too!!!