Well, here I am finally at the computer & writing this post.
It has been very miserable here, with cold, wet, windy weather and it is supposed to be Spring. There are plenty of bulbs & blossom trees flowering, but the last month or so has been atrocious. Maybe it is my age or just the lingering winter making me feel rather down. I've had a few health niggles, but seems that it all boils down to my scoliosis & weird ribs & with DD & family away on holidays, so can't just ring & chat, plus I'm still dealing with all the paperwork etc. for my brother. That seems to be an ongoing hassle, brought on by our Federal Government, so do hope it means that more services will be forthcoming. Enough moaning and groaning!!!! Let's see what else we've been up to, as life doesn't stop with all the above happening.
A little sunshine................then...............
Rain with hail. These 2 photos were taken within about half an hour of each other.
It has been like this for, it seems like, WEEKS.
Hubby has been busy in his shed. A lidded container, box & Adam Ant. Isn't he cute & after he named him, I said he wasn't very like the punk rocker, to which the reply was....."Who is he?😊
We went off one day last week to a large Woodworking Show and there were some amazing things there. I took many photos, but we'll just stick to a couple of faves.
I'd love one of these!
And can you imagine this, with a wonderful painting of The Dales inside it. Can't imagine that it would suit this house, but maybe a beautiful converted barn would do it justice.
I've been playing too.
|This is Dotty Custard, made from a jelly roll I had in my stash & quilted with a pattern called Twigonometry by Naomi Hynes.|
|A very old strippy style I quilted with a simple custom job. Two quilts on at once is great, especially when one is trying to finish up some UFOs.|
The other half of the jelly roll from Dotty Custard is becoming this!
I designed this myself, although the centre is a Paper Pieced pattern from the internet. I've come to a standstill, as I've run out of grey fabric No.2, so watch this space for an update once I work out a solution.
|My poor little neglected cyclamen.|
COFFEE AND CAKE RUN WITH CAR CLUB.
One Wednesday in August, we set off on the monthly CC run & our first stop was at the Gippy Goat, a cafe on a property that breeds milking goats. Below, we have a few kids in a shed, who after I took this photo came for a cuddle. One decided that the sleeve of my jumper was tasty & wanted to chew on it. Finally it let go & off we went to one of our member's properties.
A dairy farm with a rotary milking machine. The whole setup is amazing, with solar panels galore, cooling & heating exchange pumps, dams & tanks for collecting water and piped waste to the paddocks. Very, very eco friendly.
A few of calves which were ever so cute.
THE FUNNY BIT!!!!!!
I do hope no-one finds this offensive, but I'll understand if you do. I just couldn't stop laughing, so maybe it's my Ozzie sense of humour.
Hubby & I were out and about one afternoon, hoping to have a good walk, but alas the weather was against us once again. We stopped at a small cafe near Blue Rock Dam to at least have a cuppa. In we went & whilst hubby ordered the drinks, I browsed the cake counter. Next I hear him say, "That's silly, it says -don't bounce the balls". I had no idea what he was talking about & looked towards the counter & suddenly couldn't stop laughing & asked why he'd said that.
This is what he was talking about. (Photos aren't good as they were taken on his phone).
I couldn't see these................
But I could see this!!!
Sorry, but it still makes me giggle. Luckily, I don't like bubble gum.
When we got home, I checked some blogposts and noticed that Kate had put up her word list for the September Photo Scavenger hunt, and No. 5 on the list is 'It begins with C' & the first thing that came to mind was the above, so that set me off again.
Hope you also get a bit of a laugh from this, as there is so much tension in the news, and I feel bad just plodding away in my own little bubble.
I'll try not to be away as long so that I don't have such a disjointed posting. It's a case remembering everything & nothing. Have a good weekend all & take care.
Whooooo! The sun is shining again.