Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Invasion of the kittens

I organised my flowers into a random design and have started stitching the flowers together.

But far more exciting news.
On Saturday we went and fetched our two new kittens. They are a brother and sister. They are very diverse in looks and personality. I hope they meld with our family and us with them. 

They have taken over my sewing room. In fact they think it is actually a kitten bedroom. All of the dangerous items have been stowed and no scissors or rotary cutters can be seen. 

Currently their names are Taz and Tabitha. He is living up to his name. Here are some more pickies of the babies.

 First visit to our Bedroom. The power was off so most of the pictures were a tad strange, but at least these two came out fine. There was a whole sequence of pictures of him trying to climb into the lamp.

She really is beautiful. I will persevere until I get a good shot.

Our current cat is a tad pissed off about the babies. I thought she would welcome the company. I was wrong. There has been a whole lot of hissing and hating. I am sure in a week there will be less of the hissing and eventually I hope they can all become family.

Hope you have a good one.

ps some more pickies
electrical s are fun

Chewing the fan

Ready steady attack

Curtains are for climbing

The pen is mightier than the sword.

Monday, 1 December 2014

HO HO HO it is December

Tub of flowers
December is here. 
I can scarcely believe that we have at last reached December. 
This last month was a horror. Testing started on the systems we have been writing all year and will continue for the next 12 days. These systems are between 8 organisations. That level of co-operation is seldom seen. 
Our fridge decided to have a nervous breakdown and needed to of it's thermostat sensors replaced. All of the food needed to be consumed, so some strange meals were produced.
School closes on Wednesday and the adult's Summer holidays will start in two weeks time. Hopefully I can drag my burnt-out brain to the finish line.

I am at 99.01% of making flowers for my granny's garden quilt. I have made 201 out of the 203 flowers that I need. Two more and then the decision of  whether to sew the flowers together or to make the path that is going to be my border. Although November was stressful, I did manage to make 46 flowers. This was mostly due to weekend sewing.  

I have scanned in each of the flowers. This is the first pass of trying to "randomize" the placement of  my flowers.

I tried various randomize functions using excel, but the results were horrid. The reality is that I will probably just sew the flowers together and decide which flower comes next.

The summer rain is making life very pleasant. Although prior to the afternoon storms, the heat can be quite overwhelming. Once the storms break the resultant cool breezes are amazing. The yellow on the grass are flowers from the tree in our front garden.

Hope all a marvelous December.
Have a good one.

Sunday, 30 November 2014

99.01% There

This is the number that came up when I added the flowers the I made today for the grannies garden. I have made 201 out of the required 203. 

It feels that almost everything is at the 99% mark. November is there.
The energy level I have for work is almost 99% finished. My patience for the task that I am doing at work is also there. Thank goodness there are only 12 more work days and then summer holidays kick in.

Have an amazing day.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Remember, remember it is now November

Growing up, November was the month when my parents threw  a huge party to celebrate Guy Fawkes. A huge bonfire was built at the back of our property on which an effigy of poor Guy was thrown. There were always at least 20 or 30 children running amok with sparklers and crackers going off. Later in the evening we would have a fireworks display. We were part of the colonies and it amazes me how their traditions followed us. With changing times all of theses activities would now be breaking the law, or at least city ordinances. Burning of leaves and building fires in the suburbs is not allowed. Letting off fireworks is banned, due to the trauma caused to animals. Interestingly I did hear a whole lot of fireworks for Diwali. 

As I said times have changed.

Thinking back though, we were lucky that no serious injuries occurred. I still have a small scar where I was burnt by something at one of these bashes. All the animals that were alive at the time are no more.

It could be the times, or the people but I don't know of any people that throw the sort of parties that my parents did.

It was the sixties so I suppose they were supposed to be wild. Sadly none of the adults of  that generation that I knew actually stayed married to any one of their spouses. Most of them had multiple husbands or wives. This was done in sequence and not at the same time. :D

Time will tell, but hopefully a quieter life will have a quieter outcome.

Well that is it for October, I made 21 flowers. I know this is way lower than the 1 a day that I am supposed to make. But at this point I have 155 flowers, so I am about 75% finished.
The thing about being at a point of needing to dig deep to keep on doing something, is that almost  anything can distract you.
My husband upgraded the operating system on my machine. With the upgrade came a new set of card games. Well here are my stats and maybe an understanding why I only made 21 flowers.

Well have a lovely October with all the tradition from where you or your ancestors come from. Just think 6 weeks and then summer holidays. I think I can hold my breath until then. 

Have a good one. 

Friday, 31 October 2014

Happy Halloween

Have an amazing Halloween; May your visitors all be terrestrial.