Friday, 21 September 2012

Happy spring equinox

The spring equinox is here and with it the bright mornings and waking up at amazingly early times.

Spring equinox is also my husband and my wedding anniversary. We met on the winter solstice and married 3 months later. We probably would have got married sooner but it was cute to do it with reference to where the sun was.

This week has however been a bit of a stressful time with us experiencing a robbery at our house. The pieces of nonsense that broke it broke our 3 metre by 3 metre sliding door in our lounge and then used a crowbar to pop our security doors that where there to keep people like them out of our house.
They only had 3 minutes in our property before our security company was there, but in that time they managed to steal screens and destroy a whole lot of stuff. The other thing they stole was my camera and this makes me especially sad due to the fact that I have just recently got over my fear of damaging it and hav
e started taking photos on a regular basis. Oh well this can be added to the challenge of living in the darkest continent on the planet.

My dear jane is coming along nicely. I am currently doing my yellow ring of blocks. I also finished the 4 heart block which was worrying me as I am not appliquing any of the blocks. One of the sides of one of the blocks is not perfect, but, otherwise it is ok. This quilt is a great leveler of perfectionists. I have come to realise that the original wasn't perfect so my version of it doesn't have to be perfect either. (It is either that or I will never finish it).

Everybody have an amazing spring equinox. 

Saturday, 1 September 2012

September springs in.

September has meandered in with the sun returning to us and it is wonderful.

The blossoms are on the peach tree in glorious pink splendour. September is a fun month with my wedding anniversary happening on the 21st and this will be 16 years married. We met on the winter solstice (June 22) and got married on the spring equinox (September 21) we only waited the 3 month due to not wanting to look too enthusiastic. Yay what fun. My sister is up from East London so that has been very nice.

On a more sober note, tomorrow my mother has been gone for a decade. Sad to be a half orphan.

I have completed 77 blocks on my dear Jane so that means I did 29 blocks this month. The blocks are looking cute with me trying to inject a little humour in either the colour choice or the fussy cutting of things like stars of cob webs. Now that I am in the midst of the quilt my brain is being naughty and has started day dreaming about my next project. I think the next one will be a wall hanging,

I am looking forward to seeing which birds come back to the garden after them woosing out and going to visit their European homes. I just worked out though that saying birds springing in the garden just sound stupid. We may have a hardee dah pair creating a nest in one of the trees, that will be fun to watch.

Have an amazing spring.

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