Sssh, listen can your hear it?
No, that's because it has actually stopped raining.
But don't worry it won't stop for long..............
It's wet, grey and quite dark here today, surprise, surprise.
But as you know..............I love this weather.
I have been busy creating, mess and mayhem today, but have you noticed a little something very special in the photo?
Yippee, my labels have finally arrived and I am very happy with them.
Some time ago I decided that it would be good to have some labels to put on my large makes. I did ask for some advice from readers about buying or making your own and you were all very helpful. Time went by and eventually I decided to order some on line and here they are.
I just love the sewing machine............
In preparation for the market on Saturday I am in the process of making another baby mobile/dingly dangly/ thingy............... this time birds.
I just have to finish off the ends and sew some little silver bells between the birds and on the bottom of the ribbon.
They are doing a good job brightening up the day............
If you are wondering about the Sunflower teacosy, it's still in the WIP pile and I promise I shall finish it off very soon.
Another 'make' for the market are these little Birdie T's
I wanted to come up with another design besides the toadstool house (see 4 posts ago....don't know how to link to an old post!! If you would like to share the secret please feel free)
It took me a while and I'm not sure if I am 100% happy with it but we'll see how it goes on Saturday.
This pic was taken yesterday, what a difference 24 hours makes...........
Blue sky and sunshine, just gorgeous.
Actually, apologies for uploading the wrong photo.
I 've tucked my camera into my pocket, so I can take a pic or two on my way to check the letterbox for mail.
It's a bit tricky juggling the camera and umbrella but here goes.
The Manchurian Pear is in full bloom way ahead of time and not surprisingly, there are no bees about today.....
We have two of these trees, the second was planted a few years after the first and always flowers much later.
I'm afraid this rain will spoil the display somewhat.
No. 1 son who is up in Queensland enjoying 23deg. and sunshine whilst wearing shorts and a singlet was worried that it would bloom while he was away and he was right. Hopefully the flowers will hold on for another week or two, so he can enjoy some of it's beauty when he gets home.
Despite the gloomy day there are beautiful, bright splashes of colour around.
I must transfer these miniature Daffodils into the garden after the flowers have died back.
They are such sweet things.
Also from yesterday, a pic of the girls out of their run.
They enjoy a good forage in the 'Wild Wood' .
It helps break down the leaf litter whilst looking for creepy crawly things, so I am more than happy for them to scratch away to their hearts desire.
.....and it's always worth checking out the wood box for any 8 legged treats.
Shame they wouldn't fill it up as well, the wheel barrow's right there girls !!
I don't think I could have gotten a better action shot of Dorothy if I had tried.
When I opened the kitchen door to take the pic, she was off like a shot.
Probably thought she would be in trouble...........
Last but not least, guess who's the King of the Castle?
It's easy when you know how...........fly up onto the 44 gal. drum then up onto the post above the gate.
This always impresses the girls and then you can crow very loudly and let the whole neighbourhood know that, you are the King of the Castle.............
So, as the rain continues to fall and it's forecast to do so or the next couple of days I shall pull on the gumboots and head out on 'Worm Rescue' patrol ( please refer to last post, I'm not completely bonkers!!)
The weather man has said Saturday will be 19deg. with sunshine, yippee..........I shall be busy tying knots, snipping off loose threads, sewing 'things' together and getting sorted............
I hope your week is going well, thanks for taking the time out to call past and read my ramblings.
If you have a minute or two up your sleeve post a comment and say 'hi', it's always nice to hear what you've been up to.
Till next time, take care,