I've caught up on some blog reading of a night on my laptop, but with the older version of windows I have on it, can't comment or post on my own blog. Must put that right at some stage.
The weather here has be atrocious with most days well into the 30's and a few at 40/41. No rain and the forecast for the next week has only one day below 30 and it's not just here, but most of the southern half of Australia. Bring on winter.
Now for a few photos.
|Black swans, native hens and seagulls on Lake Wendourie.|
|Our new home.|
|Bubs being put back together.|
AN AFTERNOON OUT.
Yesterday, we'd had enough of unpacking, sorting etc., and decided to brave the heat (our car has air conditioning), and went to Maldon, just north of Ballarat. A couple of years ago I sold my smaller Gammill to a lady who runs the quilt shop there and went to see her. Ah, she was away for a week in Alice Springs visiting her daughter. The other daughter was managing the shop. Oh well, just means another trip later on to a "quilt shop". I did take some more photos on our little outing.
|A Morris Minor Traveller parked in Maldon. As most will know, we have a Morris Minor Ute of our own.|
|The Village Patch (quilt shop).|
|A fenced paddock of emus. ????|
|And this is what happens when so dry and hot. Probably someone threw a cigarette but out of a car window.|
Last post I decided to pick someone who commented on my blogiversary to win a small prize.
OK, the winner was Anne from Marmalade and Catmint, but now the only trouble is that said prize is as yet only half made and my machine has had to go in for repair and a service and won't be back till next week. The light has been playing up now for a while, but has decided not to work at all. It doesn't need a new globe, but the switch mechanism is not working.
Another couple of pieces of news.
I have finally driven Ebony, our "new" car and my niece in Leeds gave birth to a baby girl yesterday. That quilt I've been doing as a tutorial is for her, so best get back into the sewing as soon as my Bernina arrives back.
I think I've just done enough in the study for today as the air conditioning is at the other end of the house and it's getting quite warm in here. I may post tomorrow with some photos of the above baby quilt (as is at the moment), and my ripple rug progress.
Have a lovely weekend wherever you may be and take care. I'm glad to be back on board.