Sunday, April 29, 2018

Progress on Some Fronts......

Progress on some fronts but not others.
 This front...the front of the little jersey I showed back  on the 7th of March. The back is done and I made steady progress on Friday when I took knitting to P and Q instead of sewing. Strangely so did several other ladies. 3 at our table all talking knitting. I think the weather had something to do with it.
 I note that I often write something in here when it is pouring with rain...I guess I am inside with more time to spare.
I am quite pleased with how this is knitting up . This shows the range of colour. I got several favourable comments and friends fondling the wool and saying, "  that's lovely and soft." ( that's how hand knitting has to be in my opinion.)

 My sewing machine has been back inside it's trolley bag  in the cupboard as I have been trying to keep the house neat . We are officially "for sale ," since the beginning of this month and as we are not having open homes I have to be prepared to allow the agent to bring viewers at short notice. ( 5 or 6 so far ) The most common comment is, " it looks like too much hard work!"
 Anyway at the moment we are sticking to our asking price. ( others have said to me when selling you can always come down but can't put the price up. I think that is sensible advice .)
 I guess after a while it has to be reconsidered.
 Almost every cupboard and drawer in the house has been cleaned and the decision,  keep or get rid of, made by me.
A lot of paper work has gone to recycling...far too much to put through our shredder.
Lots of books went to the last Book Fair but there are still lots here.
 Things belonging  to grown up sons are still in cupboards or the container. # 1 son said get rid of any clothes, they will be the wrong size for me now. Other items he wants held on to. # 2 son has yet to give me advice on what he wants done with his things.....
  I am finding it quite stressful so is R perhaps more than me. Looking on line for possible properties to buy is very time consuming. Often the ones I like have just sold. There is one exception and we can't work out why it hasn't been snapped up....possibly for the same reason we have been hearing...too much work....maybe that property is waiting for us  ????

 Something completely different Now. Does it annoy you when you donate to a charity or cause then they spend huge amounts sending you paper work and more begging letters and supposed free gifts...which wasn't what you gave the money for ??? ( I got one recently with 9 separate items in the envelope ) 
 Also new charities which I do not give to have suddenly acquired my address to send me  letters . On the principle  that they have paid for that address list I will not acknowledge their requests. Am I turning into a grumpy old person? Some of the same charities also use email to further press their cause.

There is not much left to pick in the garden now. Some butternut, egg plants, silver beet, spinach, late capsicum and the last of the beetroot.
 White butterfly caterpillars are enjoying eating my brassica seedlings. I am spending time killing them when they are large enough for me to see.
 R planted  broadbeans ( with red seeds! ) and  I planted 6" high plants. They are all doing well...I think we ( or someone else ) will get lots of enjoyment out of them later in the year.
Other recently planted seedlings are getting pummelled into the dirt.
 The fire is going and its wonderfully warm inside the house. I think I'll just stay in today.