Sunday, April 29, 2007

What a blessing - Rain glorious rain
We woke on Friday morning to the sound of rain on the roof, what a wonderful sound, those of you that live else where might find it hard that we here in the Australian inland get so excited about rain, but we have been in drought for 6 years so when it rains all day and then all of that night, it puts smiles on our faces. We were very lucky and have had over 2" in the past couple of days. Do hope you have had some where ever you may be.
I took this photo of one of my Claret Ash trees yesterday morning, the rain had helped it to loose it's leaves, they looked so nice sitting on the table and chairs that I just had to take a photo. I love this time of the year when all the leaves are turning, the mornings and evenings are cooling down. Winter won't be too far away.This weekend was one of only a hand full over the next 5 months that I didn't have a retreat on. I was still working in the shop but at a slower pace then usual. Last night while watching the footy on the TV, I sat on the lounge and cut out 64 - 6" basket blocks for a quilt I have had the pattern for nearly 10 years. I was using my new round cutting mat that was fantastic, it made the job so much easier. Here is a photo of the pile of blocks with a couple completed. I will keep you posted on my progress.

A few other interesting things that have been going on in our lives - Sebastian was Captain of the Farrer first 13's for their Arrive Alive Cup match which they won on Friday, he scored 2 tries and topped the tackle count. Nicole washed down her first Corpse while doing work placement in a Sydney Hospital on Friday. Today Sebastian, Ali, Geoffrey and I ate out for lunch at the Jenkins St guest house, it was truly yummy.
For all those ladies waiting by the letter box for there first block for "Girls Day Out", hopefully I will cut them and have them in the mail this week. I will try and show you a preview of my block one soon. If anyone is interested in doing this gorgeous Block of the Month quilt, there are still places available.
Until my next post, thanks for dropping by and putting up with my ramble.


Chookyblue said...

Wow lucky with the rain. Like the baskets. Congrats to Sebastian

weirdbunny said...

So pleased that you had rain, I've seen in the British newspapers that you definately need it out ther at the moment!

And a weekend off how delightful.. love Julia x

Tanya said...

Thanks for the comment. I know I would have offended people for sure if I'd ventured onto the topic of railway station toilets! Better left unsaid! By the way, I tried to send this reply mail but can't get it through to you.

Leigh said...

Glad to hear you got some good rain. Hope there'll be more to follow up.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

So interesting to think of our seasons in flip-flop as we head into summer... I love the basket blocks, I have a small rotating mat, it's square though, not round like yours.

Rose said...

Keep that rain coming....we need it badly too!!!.......great blocks!!!