Sunday, April 08, 2007

Hello? Hello?

Well, it's been a L-O-O-O-O-N-G time since I've posted, but I'm back at last. Dunno, I've just been in a real funk lately. Finally beginning to see the light of day. Feels good to be back.

Haven't done a lot of quilting yet, but as you see to the left, I finally got the largest center section layered and pinned together. I stalled out when I realized I need to learn how to put on the walking foot attachment on the new machine. That, plus there's company arriving this week, meaning I had to clean up the quilting studio/guest room to allow a place for them to sleep.

So, quilting is on hold for a week. Still, it feels good to be nearing the end of this project. And I promise, no more pics of this quilt until its at the binding stage! You must all be as tired of it as I am!

Thought you'd enjoy this pic DH took this morning...weather is really changing here now, and autumn in Exeter looks like this...sometimes. Very changeable, so you might have three days worth of weather in just a couple of hours here. Already, the fog has burned off and we've got scattered clouds with a fair bit of sun.






And the next pic gives even more a a glimpse of the foggy patches at the bottom of our lower paddock. Pretty, huh?
















And here's an interesting pic of the strange mushrooms growing in our upper paddock. Don't they look like the creature from the Blue Lagoon?



















I started my first pair of socks in about 40 years this week. Using five eensy double-pointed needles. Yikes! Fun, but I feel like I'm all thumbs. It's a portable project, though, and with company coming I need something to work on that's manageable.

We're off to Sydney to pick up our guests today, climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge tomorrow (another big yikes!), back home with them for a couple of days, out to Canberra Friday/Saturday, and taking our friends to the airport for their flight to Hayman Island on Sunday. Wish we were going along on THAT little jaunt!

Anyhoo, sorry for the long silence. I hope to be a more faithful poster in coming weeks...

10 comments:

floribunda said...

the red mushroom looks very much like Amanita muscaria -- some people say it's psychedelic, but most say it makes you sick... very pretty, but don't eat it!

my sister from Tasmania is coming tomorrow for a long visit -- I'm trying to clean the sewing/guest room, too!

Tanya said...

Yeah! You're back! I was beginning to wonder how one goes about tracking down lost bloggers. So glad! Don't let too much time go by the next time. How are your cats? How about the alpaca plans? The scenery around you is gorgeous! You need an elf or two standing next to your mushroom!

Libby said...

Love the countryside pics - the mushroom looks like something right out of a fairytale *s*
Glad you are back - enjoy your company.

May Britt said...

Glad to have you back. It is a bit strange to think about you having autumn now and we are headed towards summer. Beautiful photos of the landscape.

Deb Geyer said...

The quilt is beautiful!

Rian said...

Strange mushroom indeed. I used to see those in drawings and wonder what the artist was smoking. So they actually exist, who knew.

Dawn said...

Oh your pictures look beautiful. Just like my friend who lives outside Canberra. Makes me want to be there! Although the little red mushroom is kind of scarey! And I can never get too much of that quilt! I really like it!

Laurie Ann said...

Welcome back! Those mushrooms are just too cool! Glad you are getting out of your funk. We miss you!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

We don't have those here, it looks like something out of 'the Enchanted Wood!'

Lily said...

Diane we are having foggy mornings here too in Canberra. Wait until the real fog starts :)

I think the weather changing also affects our crafty levels.