I think I know why I am not getting everything done. Could it be that there are too many exciting World Cup Rugby matches on TV ? ( yes it could ) Never mind just a few more weeks and it will be all over. Yesterday issue # 77 of the NZ Quilter arrived in the mail - I haven't read a word of it yet( luckily it will keep ).
This is my old workbox that sits by my couch at the moment. I only started this ball last week and have it stuffed already. It's a bit like knitting for me. I have made so many ( this is ball 21 ) I can do it without thinking or to put it another way with one eye on the TV screen.
But one day last week when it was raining I did cut out some trial pieces for my next quilt. I won't show it till I am really sure that is what and how I am doing it.
Grass Report. The new patch is doing really well. A few weeds can be seen; not many; but I have walked on it to remove them and am constantly watching for anything foreign appearing. The rest of the lawn actually needs mowing so that may happen later today. It will be it's first Spring cut. Meanwhile I noticed all around the garden the hostas are appearing ( slug and snail war begins ).
This is the one with big leaves by the blue waterlily bowl. The spikes are impressive as they poke through the ground. The new piece of garden ( ex Agapanthus patch ) is slowly taking on colour. It is just too sparce at the moment. The individual plants are lovely and bright. Like these nemesias and the velvet red petunia.( which should spread to fill a much bigger area. )
Half an hour ago my dear elderly Aunt aged 88.5 rang up. We don't ring each other very often but when we do we have a lovely catch up. She too is an avid rugby watcher so was right up with the play so to speak, about that. She has always been my most special relly of that generation and is still so busy for her age. Her mind is sharp as still and that is wonderful.
It is a bright and beautiful day in BOP. We are all anxiously watching what will happen with the stranded tanker sitting off our coastline. Apparently cracks are appearing in the hull. They are desperately trying to contain the oil spill; but were totally unprepared for such a thing ;( many people including one around here thinks the shipping company may have done it on purpose to claim insurance....would anyone be so environmentally irresponsible as that ? )
What else nasty can happen in BOP. As if the kiwifruit disease wasn't scary enough. Life certainly has it's ups and downs. Go the ABs!
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