Late yesterday afternoon when the house was once again quiet with just the 2 of us I finished reading The Luminaries and did a little hand sewing.
This is how I carry my hand appliqué around. This is all I require.
I find working on a raised up cushion suits me if I am sitting on the couch with my feet up and the cushion on my lap. My see through zipped container is the best most convenient carry all I have tried so far.( better than anything I have made myself!
I said I would report back when I finished reading Eleanor Catton's Booker prize winning book - The Luminaries. Well I have completed it and was very disappointed with the ending. ( talking with my sister on the phone yesterday she said exactly the same - don't expect a big reveal at the end.) Yes, it was well crafted. Yes, it had perfect English and great vocab. No I did not find it exciting. No I did not understand the significance of the astrological diagrams at chapter beginnings. It would have benefited from a map of Hokatika as it was in 1866. I will recommend that R reads it to see what he thinks. I will then lend it to other friends. It is not going on my Top 10 list! ( sorry Eleanor )
This morning I was really annoyed to see a rabbit had been back chewing my carrots.
( for a second time ) They are now without tops.
I pulled 2 and they are only this big and unlikely to grow more without tops.
Some other crops are doing very well. The sweetcorn - yum! The tomatoes ( over abundance .) My 1st black capsicum is nearly ready
The grapes ( which won't be ready for another month are looking so good.
Some really large bunches.