But it may be short lived, keep reading all revealed at the end of this post.
How are you all?
I've been missing my little blog, but have been travelling around Blogland visiting here and there, although less often than I used to.......
It's been busy here at Sweet Birdy Love, nothing out of the ordinary...sewing, gardening, work and more sewing.
It's also been very hot, last week in particular was a real scorcher with temps. nudging the high 30's.
We came very close to 40deg...uggh!!
The air con was chugging away doing it's best, the garden was wilting under the unusually hot weather...it was technically still Spring, according to my calender.
Summer was announcing it's arrival in spades.
I had booked in to do a extra market in Beechworth last Saturday, Dec. 1st. so more tea cosies were needed.
People like their tea to be hot if not the weather!!
After making the same design 2 or 3 times, I'm ready for something new and obviously cooler weather was on my mind.
Daffodils, Tulips, Grape Hyacinths, I love them all....
A little row of cottages appealed to me and obviously someone else as it now has a new home.
I forgot to take my usual finished photos, so these are the work in progress pics...
A rather dark pic of my stall and the finished cosies......
Saturday bought some relief from the high temps and the sun hid behind the clouds for most of the day, phew!!
There was a lovely breeze, a few drops of rain and lots of people out and about.
It was another great market, with lots of chatting and laughter taking place amongst stall holders and shoppers.
I made another 'Audrey' specifically for this market and was very pleased with how it turned out.
Just before I wrapped it up, I realised there was a typo.....
a word missing and no, I couldn't hide it, fit it in or disguise it.....arrrrgh!!
Nothing for it but to start from scratch and here she is.
Actually, I am much happier with this one.
She didn't find a home this market, but will come to Bright with me in a fortnight.....
The first flush of roses have been beautiful and many bunches were picked and brought indoors.
The Camp David standards continue to flower their little heads off and I love them in with purple/blue Larkspurs and a sprig or two of Gypsophila/Baby's Breath.
After months of waiting the Globe Artichoke has finally opened up to reveal it's stunning purple centre.
They really are quite spectacular, though rather prickly scales surrounding it......
Next season I might use some of the flowers in the kitchen while they are still in the bud stage.....
Check out the grass, it's brown and crunchy, that's Summer.
We live in the country and don't water the 'lawn'....it always greens up come the cooler weather and rain.
Lady of Megginch with more Larkspurs.
I picked this bunch before the hot weather arrived, I couldn't bear to see them fry in the heat.....they make me smile just looking at them. I love the colours....
I think someone was after some attention this morning!!
Couldn't lie beside the computer it had to be right on top of it.
Love ya Tigg mwah!!♥♥
Photos have uploaded.....success!!
Nothing terribly exciting girls, but like a lot of other bloggers recently.
I have reached my storage limit and have to figure out what to do about it.
I don't want to pay for my storage, so have to keep my pics under a certain size apparently and go through my Picasa Web Album and delete double ups, which I have been doing.
It's all been a bit of a mystery to me, but hubby has been very helpful and although we haven't had time to sit down and get it sorted completely, I am working my way though it.
A big thank you to Alessandra and Trudy who have talked me through how they handled this issue, but if anyone else has some info on this I would appreciate hearing from you.
I blog on a MacBook, seems to be so many different brands of computers and each having slightly different ways of doing things.I will probably have to get some program to edit photo size, so any tips would be good. If you don't see another blog post for a while, you'll know why!!.....
On a completely different note...Have you seen
Hubby and I went to see it Saturday night at the cinema.
What a wonderful movie.
I haven't laughed so much for quite some time it was terrific.
It's very touching based on a true story, it's in French so is subtitled, but don't let that put you off.
And if like me, you love the music of Earth Wind and Fire, you'll find it hard to sit still in your seat.
Check out the trailer on Youtube and don't miss it if it's at a cinema near you......
Today is lovely and cool, well cooler, there is a beautiful breeze and I even had a blanket or two on during the night.
What a difference 10deg. makes......
Hope you are all well and not letting the Christmas Crazies get to you......thanks for stopping by to read my ramblings....