Thursday, 19 December 2019

GIFTS, BOOKS AND BEES



It is all a buzz here with the early arrival of tourists , the Christmas chaos and some bees. We found a beehive in one of our compost bins the other day and we were quite pleased that they settled here for a while. However, we became slightly alarmed when we discovered another hive on our lemon tree with bees preparing to swarm.




Yesterday morning they swarmed so I couldn't walk on our path to the clothesline. By the afternoon they had gone without any evidence that they had been. It is good to know that we have local bees but I am a bit worried they won't survive the heatwave.

A few weeks ago I had lunch with my little home sewing group and one of the girls is very creative. She gave us each a fabric flower.



I received a beautiful Christmas deco in the mail from dear Shez. She even found me an owl Christmas card!


My recent finished book is non fiction written by an actress who escaped a cult. I enjoyed listening to her on a podcast and just had to read her book when it was later released. I have a few books about cults as I am intrigued by how many people succumb and why they do.



Keep cool and hydrated in the heat .

Angel Blessings.








Sunday, 15 December 2019

BLOG CATCHUP


I am sincerely hoping that I can now rest a bit and catch up on everyone's blogs. The last 4 weeks I have visited 6 different hospitals and I certainly hope everything can calm down now. My father was rushed to our local hospital by ambulance  in the e arly hours Monday morning and transferred to a hospital which was an hour away from us. After waiting 6 hours in the emergency corridor despite not being able to control a severe bleed he was finally attended to. That afternoon I was back in our local hospital again with my daughter. To cut a long story short, dad had a heart procedure on Friday and just came home today and my daughter was fine. 

Sue, a bloggy friend sent me this beautiful bag a few weeks ago and it has been to every hospital and every shop with me since. 


I haven't been able to make any Christmas gifts this year nor have I had much time or energy to focus on sewing but I did start making some hexie Christmas coasters about a week ago. I didn't get very far.


I think it is time to put up all the Christmas decos now. Wish me luck.

I hope your Christmas lead up is a happy and healthy one.

Angel Blessings.





Tuesday, 3 December 2019

SUMMER?


Is it really summer? I suppose I should be glad to have cooler rainy weather while fires are still burning across the country. Not much fun stuff has been happening here but I did finish my table topper. It wasn't until I put it on the table with a vase of flowers that I realised I stitched each hexie facing in instead of out. I am not going to remedy the problem, it can just stay that way.




I also made a little hexi coaster as a small quick birthday gift for a friend which fits inside the card. She loves chooks. Especially funky ones.


I had so many stitching plans which have not yet been started. Lately I have been visiting  so many hospitals and I hope everything settles down now. My eldest daughter is healing and my youngest daughter is flying home from Japan today so I can begin to relax....maybe. 

I hope you are all well and enjoying stitching.

Angel Blessings.

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