Sorry Miche'le and Farm Girl ( Nicky )that we are getting your share of the rain ...( Mother Nature please take note ). The wet has been hampering our fruit thinning and pruning progress.
I said I would introduce you to my new working companion. Cute isn't it?( the speakers make it look like it had a face, so maybe I shall name it ?) What? Tachi? ( as in Hitachi )( it has roll bars! )
This is a photo of the old ( very ) and the new . When I work in the kiwifruit fruit thinning or what ever we are currently doing, it is quite repetitive ( boring ) work so to have a distraction ( companion ) is good. My poor old radio has had a "connection problem," for some time now and it wastes my time fiddling with it trying to coax it to go. Having complained frequently about this R picked up on the fact that to keep me working happily maybe a new radio for Christmas would be a good idea.So not mucking around he bought an extremely sturdy model. It runs on a BIG power tools battery ( that we already had ) and has 3 small back up batteries to keep the time and memory ( stations ) when it is turned off. It's much, much flasher and more multipurpose than the (15 plus ? ) year old predecessor. It however not supposed to get wet so yesterday during the rain ( that sent me home after only 2 hours ) I had to devise a rain coat for it - made from the plastic bag it came in with a hole for the aerial.
So far we are getting along very amicably....although it doesn't have within it's powers to improve the programmes I can receive.
Why don't I just use an ipod like R ? Well, I prefer the radio and I don't like not being able to hear if vehicles ( tractors etc ) approach without me hearing them. I can also hear if somone calls out across the orchard looking for us.
Quilting; I have completed the selvage blocks and decided since I had lots of smaller strips of selvage left I would increase the size of the quilt by making piano key type borders for it. I am working all 4 strips at once and ironing as I go. I haven't yet sewn the blocks together - just in case I have a change of mind when I put it all together (size wise )
Thanks for your offer Molly but it isn't worth the postage it would cost - besides you may find a use for yours.