Welcome to the New Year, another year of blogging and sharing.......
It's been very hot in this neck of the woods, Summer has sapped the energy flow, like a 'kinked' garden hose....
But, I have started sewing 'the dress' above and sew far,sew good.
It's pretty straight forward, so only rudimentary sewing skills needed.
I'm still loving the colours and hope that when it's finished the colour and pattern won't be too overwhelming.
I imagine I will turn a few heads in town....... more for the fact that I am wearing a dress, than for making a fashion statement, hehe....
I have bought my granny square blanket out of hiding and am hooking a few rounds in the evening.
I started this earlier last year, but my enthusiasm resulted in a dose of RSI, ouch.......lesson learnt.
Take it easy, slow but steady wins the race.
Summer isn't really the time to be crocheting a blanket but if I sit under the fan and have the rug off to the side it's quite comfortable and very relaxing once you get into a rhythm.
If I tire of the rug I can always move onto another crochet project, nudge, nudge, wink, wink!!!
Along with the heat, Summer also brings beautiful Gardenias and picking a few for a vase on my bedside table, always feels special.
It's one of life's simple pleasures don't you think?
Even the flowers which are yellowing still emit the most beautiful perfume and as the fan moves the air around, a cloud of scent wafts through the room.
I often wonder about people who have squillions of dollars.
Would they ever grab their secateurs, head out into their perfectly perfect gardens and snip some flowers for a vase on their bedside table.
Or would they pay their minions to do it?
Perhaps they would they ring a designer florist and get a posy delivered......
Ever seen one of these mug covers?
Having coffee with friends this morning I was presented with this little gift.
Everyone knows I pop my saucer on top of my mug to keep my coffee warm.
It really works and I do like a hot coffee.
Anyhoo, a couple of friends spotted this mug cover in a shop selling Japanese knick knacks in Melbourne and instantly thought of me.
We all had a good laugh about it and the little heart, has a groove in it, so you can put a note or whatever in it.
The mug cover is made of soft rubber, it looks like a sink plug and when you push it down in the middle it creates a vacuum and clings to the mug.
I wonder who on earth thought of it.
Not sure if they'll catch on.....what do you think?
Today has been slightly cooler, a nice reprieve from yesterday's heat.
No matter how much you water the garden, the plants still end up droopy after sitting out in the 39 deg. heat.
Ronna has told me it's going to be -20deg. in Eastern Ontario, Canada and I see you need to hold onto your hat in parts of Scotland.....
I hope the weather hasn't been too extreme where you are.
Thanks for visiting,
P.S. Happy birthday Rosie, hope you had a nice day and although you drive me crazy at times, I love you sis XX