We"ve had some rain, I love the reflections,[a sugar gum tree] makes me want to splash through it...but then I would spoil my picture so maybe not!
Monday, May 31, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
My creative space today is in many places, wherever it takes me. In the garden the manchurian pears are dropping their last few leaves now that Autumn is almost officially over. In the midst of the falling leaves creation is taking place, the new budsd are unfurling their silvery velvety buds. I love to see the new life emerging from the old as we see everywhere in the garden.
I found and old woollen skirt in an op shop recently perfect for the backing for the granny square cushion I am making for a friend. There may even be enough for a second one. Op shops are such a treasure trove, you never know what is going to jump out at you and say 'I must go home with you!'
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Not a great photo but I had to show you! One son home from work because of the weather, a fire going and two dogs! Firstly Bear at the front settled himself down to a good back, head on the cushion at one stage.By the time I found the camera, Orak, the retired seeing-eye dog, carefully picked his way around to snuggle on the other side of the nice warm body!
Monday, May 24, 2010
A welcome sight, 24 little beauties from a neighbour this afternoon. He came here about a fortnight ago, very down in the dumps...understandably.... saying all his chooks had been killed in their run. He knew them all by name and had had them for probably longer than he should. I think their days of laying many eggs had finished some time ago but he still managed to bring a few extras down the hill to us. We thought he would tell us a fox had been the murderer but instead it was an evil ferral cat. The cat had climbed up the chicken wire from the outside of the pen, clinging it's claws through the chicken wire to a tree which had grown up inside the run. Pretty amazing. However the good news for our neighbour and for us is that he has bought 4 more chooks, Isa Browns, on the point of lay, as they say, and they began to lay straight away, 4 eggs a day! [Almost a poet!] The eggs are tiny but fresh as a daisy and will be delicious!
Lately I have realized I only really enjoy my cup of tea when it is hot and mostly I find the last inch or two is usually luke warm by the time I finish. So I went to the cupboard and found this lovely fine china cup which belonged to my mother-in-law. I realy love it and the tea I am sure tastes so much better!! And it is all hot!
My cup of tea with my knitting is waiting for me in my crafty corner, a beanie for a new little girl, my god-daughter's new baby, Emily Louise.
Truth be told I would far rather be there instead of cleaning my house. I am tryng, really trying hard to clean my house but I keep getting side tracked, anything to put off the real effort the cleaning takes to do. We are having a dull day, intermittent showers and it is cold. There is a lovely fire going which I am sure I need to supervise. Maybe I had better do that, at least I will feel I am doing something and at the same time perhaps I could do a little bit of knitting...maybe! Anyway that cup of tea needs to be drunk! While it is hot!
Monday, May 17, 2010
We had a late lunch today and went onto the verandah to have our cup of tea. Autumn colours around and green grass, swallows darting in and out, magpies chasing each other with a flurry of wings, little blue wrens looking for tiny insect treats and two dogs for company! What could be better than staying here after the cup of tea is finished with my knitting! I have got to a crucial part in my vest... I have just picked up ALL the stitches around the vest, something like 684 stitches. And completed the first row, 2 plain 2purl for the ribbing. And guess what! I have had the right number, I have been very anxious about the final tally as it had to be divisible by 4 And I have done it!!
Friday, May 14, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
This is where I am in the evenings and sometimes during the day. As soon as it is dark, the fire is going and dinner is sort of organized I curl up in my spot and KNIT, or CROCHET, my time and I love it.
This is my favourite time in the day... our summers are so hot and although the evenings are mainly pleasant, I love to be able to pull the curtains, have a lovely warm fire going [thanks to my everloving wood gatherer] and there I am, all cosy and snug and crafting! Delicious!