Thursday, 28 November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

To one and all, happy Thanksgiving. 

 Hope you make delicious pies.
And an amazing Turkey.
 Hopefully with a bit of time to stitch.
Hope you have an awesome celebration and are surrounded by people you love.

Hope all of your favourites are part of the meal.

Have a good one.

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Dr Who ... Happy 50th Anniversary

Congratulation to the Dr Who people on their 50 year anniversary.

I have spend may an hour watching Dr Who and I can see why it has been able to endure for 50 years.

I think we could all learn a few lessons from the Doctor. Firstly there is nothing wrong in re-inventing yourself. And keep the things that plague you to be either really scary or downright amusing.

All quilters should watch this as it gets down to the fabric of life.  
I am happy to see that the program has soared to huge popularity as I feel the script writers of this program always keep it fresh.

Here is my favourite Scene.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

November after the rain

Progress on my Dear Jane is going amazingly well this week. After the rain the garden is looking amazing so here are some more pictures.

Have a good one.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Colours of an African November

I looked around the garden and was amazed at the amount of purple and blues that make up our November garden. Here is a whole mess of pictures.

 Pink hibiscus

African killer bees - they live in our chimney.

A blue and an orange - the orange is a watsonia
Jacaranda trees.

A lemon adding a dash of yellow.
Hydrangea and Plectranthus

African violets
So the next time you see African scenes depicted in burnt browns and oranges, I am sorry to break your preconceptions but actually softer colours dominate the scenery.

Have a good one.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Oh No it is November again

November is here. I don't know why but I have always found November to be an awkward month. It is the time of the year when I feel burn out. I suppose it is due to the fact that December is the month when vacations occur and when you get to November it is a wait until you can live your life without thinking about work for a while. Poor November. It should be appreciated seeing as we get rain during this month and the trees become a riot of colour, and yet as I sit here I can't muster up a hip hip or hurrah for the poor month.

Progress on the Dear Jane has happened slowly in October. My sister who lives at the coast came to visit , so that was 2 weekends that did not see much progress. After last month's estimates of completion, I have had to recalculate.
So far I have been quilting the Dear Jane for 39 days and managed to quilt 40 blocks. So now if I continue at this rate it should take me 277 days to complete, so my scheduled completion date should be no later than the 25th of June 2014. I started this journey on the 1st of June 2012 so I must try and improve my stats so that I can finish before the 1st of June 2014.

It is interesting having worked on this quilt for such a long time. Life does get imprinted on what we work on. I wonder if that is why quilts are more alive than other bed covers. Does anyone else look back and think of what happened in their lives when a specific quilt was being created.

I just created the most fabulous teapot page on pinterest. I do like the description I read about pinterest in that it allows you to be a hoarder without the clutter. I obviously have a penchant for being a hoarder, but seeing I have Feng shui-ed my house, all extraneous objects were dispersed into other peoples homes.This is the great advantage of having children in their 20's. Not only do they need stuff; they also have friends who are also setting up homes that need extraneous items. The interesting thing is that no matter how much Tupperware you give away, it seems that when you look again, it has bred a whole new generation of plasticity annoyingness. I won't pull a superior number, I do use and like Tupperware and whatever it gets up to behind closed cupboard doors is its own business :D

November is Movember here and all the men are supposed to grow a moustache in memory of someone who died of cancer. My husband will be growing one in honour of his mother who died of cancer. I will attempt to take a photo a day to see how it goes.

Hope everyone has a fab November!

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