Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Over Easter

I should not moan but this Easter was a bit up and down. Over to Pt Willunga for a lovely lunch with friend P and her family on Friday, it was over 30 degrees and as we drove past the beaches they were packed. As well as some food I took this bunch of the last hydrangeas who had turned this incredible colour. I am not sure if it was a reaction to my first covid vaccine but I have been feeling terribly tired, we both got home and had to have a rest. We did manage to walk most mornings as the weather was beautiful and the tide low, So many people around for the long week end. We drove out to Kings beach and I took photos. Another lovely day on Sunday, lunch with family but home early for a rest. Not sure if the morning walks are tiring me out,but such a treat to see people. Yesterday I made another little concertina book and did a bit more painting. Trying to catch up with lessons I didn't do in Sketchbook revival. So sad I only have a few more days to get back into it. The weather has been incredible, almost back to summer and even today, which is supposed to be cooler is sunny and I have the fan on. This front room is a lovely sun trap. Now daylight saving is over (why would you end it half way through Easter?) Poor old Max, the dog, who I think is getting a bit dotty now tells me he should be fed at 3pm instead of 4 and barks, luckily so far the neighbours havent complained.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Circles and back roads

I M still slowly doing Karen Abends sketchbook revival. Loved doing these two. Also a couple of photos of a drive around our back roads. Today we had our covid vaccinations we don't have our second until June with our flu jabs in May. About all the social things I do any more.

Monday, March 22, 2021

bits and pieces.

These lovely Thai egg plant are proving popular. Easy to grow and they taste great. I am taking part in Karen Abends sketchbook revival and today I had a lovely time playing with Karen Stampers class, making books, I love making books, these are little simple accordion books, she has used simple vase shapes and various ways of embellishing them. I just made a prototype so I can go back to them later. I am loving this series of classes,not that I am doing them all, I find 2 classes a day a bit more than I can manage, well some days.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

A wonderful gift

My friend Wendy made this wondrous bird for me. The colour is more like it in the (I think)2nd photo. I just love it. Friends are wonderful.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Around the Bay

A wet morning so no morning walk. We did a later walk on the cliffs at Petrels Cove and then drove around the bay. No point in trying to walk on the beach as it was high tide. I potted up some succulents and did quite a lot of sewing.all pretty boring.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Last night while waiting to collect a pizza

Down on the seafront we have a wonderful pizza place, we tend to get a takeaway these days. One day when we have all had our inoculations we may go back to eating in but because I am diabetic and "at risk" not now. So I sat in the car and as I had my tablet with me I took a couple of photos in the gathering dusk of the road ahead and in my rear vision mirror. We had had a long day, up at 6 am and up through the hills, where some trees are already turning in to their autumn colours, through rain to call on friend P, see my sister and drop off her birthday cake and a couple of other things and back through the rain to our hairdresser, who lives on the coast. Lunch, a lovely salad roll from the Aldinga bakery eaten looking at the sea. Then home and a sleep! We both find these trips tiring, once we thought nothing of it. This morning a lovely walk on the beach. Rather boring I am afraid.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

A new sketchbook

I have joined Karen Abend's sketchbook revival aain and as an early taster there is a slightly different sketchbook to make. Fun and easy I made this one out of bits and pieces that I had on hand, the cover an old calender and the inside papers are various. Mine is quite mall and will fit in my handbag. Looking forward to what is in store when it opens properly on the 18th. Warming up a bit at the moment,but we had some rain during the night. Not a lot, a bit over 2mm but it all helps.