Wednesday, February 13, 2008

where have i been???

Not much has been happening in my life.

Don't get me wrong, I've been very busy, but not much has been happening. Hence the lack of posts.

I've been busy with my Valentine Swap for Sarah which I finally posted off yesterday (a whole day early!!!).

I've been trying to organise my quilting lessons at Hettie's Patch so that I can finally start making my quilt.

But, I've nothing to show you - so instead I will show you what I got in the mail today.

This is my third one of these magazines and I love them. So jam packed full of information that is relevant to me and where I am at now. Lots of bloggers, lots of crafters and lots of environmentally friendly information.

I am sick of this at the moment:-

Not the tree - that's okay with me. It's the blue sky behind it - all day everyday. I know I shouldn't complain but I just want a few days of rain - nice, wet, constant rain. Enough rain to fill rain tanks, rivers and reserviors.

But in the meantime I guess we can do lots of this:-

Yesterday I sat outside to knit whilst Louis played. It really is quite nice sitting under the shade of the gum tree, knitting and listening to Louis to chatter away whilst he plays. He loves being in the garden.

Most of the garden looks yellow and drab - except for these:

The camera didn't do them justice and I would have taken more but my camera broke (any tips on a good camera to buy that's not too expensive???)
Anyway, these are David's zinnias and the colours are just beautiful. They are just near the washing line, so it's always a pleasure hanging out the washing.

Hopefully it wont take so long to do my next post, and hopefully I will be able to show you something I have made - providing that a) i've made something and b) i have a camera to take photos with!



Cosy said...

I received my mixtape today too. I sat down and read it cover to cover, while the air-con-man installed air-con (before it gets hot again, although it's just perfect at the moment).

It's such a great read and beautifully produced. I love it!

Mijk said...

You know how much we northern hemosphere persons are going to resnet this post don't you?

Especially for you I will photgraph the sky today ;-)

Gina said...

Levin, glad you popped back! LOL O)
What a lovely backyard swing.. that Louis is such a cutie!
I understand you re the lack of rain.. we finally got some but need a few good soaking days to have an impact.. tanks only went up a little. Still...we've been losing th sun already and Autumn is already in the air here..
Your magazine looks interesting, haven't heard of that one.. will check out the link soon.
Have a lovely weekend and good luck with your upcoming quilt making! Gx

Gina said...

Me again.. gosh look at all that waffle! sorry :p Gx

Maggie Pie said...

Your garden looks nice and shady, gum trees are good for that (and rope swings:) Looks like you have a fab vegie patch happening too. Some rain would be REALLY great.

luv Abby said...

ohhhh great swing... and what a beautiful knitting spot....
enjoy your mag.
luv Abby

Leanne said...

I'm with you just a few days of solid rain would be soooo good.

Poppy & Mei said...

I love 'MixTape' too!
I can't wait to sit under a gum tree again. Save me a spot! Xxx

Jelly Wares said...

Love the new look!!! I got a shock when I came over and there was no more green... Beautiful flowers... Sad to hear that you still haven't had any rain!! We've had 20 inches since the end of Nov 07, I'll do a rain dance and send a bit your way...


Kali said...

Hi Levin ~ I hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day!
Thanks so much for your email, I'm so sorry for not getting back to you, but I had a long hiatus from the computer and blogging, due to a couple of nasty infections.
I'm trying to get back into the swing of things.
xo Kali

corry said...

I can't wait to see what you've made for Sarah! And Levin I wish you lots of rain and cloudy skies. Just for a day or two though because I'm sure it would'nt take long before you want your clear blue sky back (lol)! Have a great weekend!

Sarahs Home said...

I will send some of our rain your way. It rains constantly in the UK and it is cold. Even in the summer. I guess we are never happy with what we get.
I got your parcel today and have emailed you. But thank you very much I Love it .. I will post pictures on my blog ASAP.
Enjoy your knitting.

Love Sarah x

Blossom said...

your swing looks great!!
I wish I could send you some of our rain...........

karenjane said...

hey, agreed we totaly need rain. i got the funnest check print gumboots and there just sitting around waiting for puddles to jump in. i did winter shopping last sat (it was cold in the shops so i forgot how hot it was and got excited about all the new winter clothes!!)so now im impatient for cool weather. im getting excited just thinking about blankets and umbrellas and scarfs and beanies and rainy days inside... (as long as there are no bored children involved:)

Mirre said...

We've been blessed with lots of blue skies lately as well... just not the temperatures that you're used to!
I'm hoping for some nice refreshing rain for you!

els said...

Dear Levien
I've been trying to leave you a message that I read you blogg. But it is as per usual not working Hopefully I have filled in all the right things now. Hope you are well Love all the photo's. Lots of love Els

Maggie Pie said...

Still waiting for rain eh? we went on a search for worms yesterday for a little project, none to be is all still so dry :(
Anyway I wanted to let you know I tagged you for 7random things.

Anonymous said...

I Know what you mean! I think constant hot sunny days are sooo boring and over rated, bring on Autumn!!! yah :)

Teaching Handwork said...

Blue skies are all we get over here in phx

nicnac said...

You got your wish!!! Even if it was only a little bit!
I just tagged you if you wanna play - check out my blog for the details. Nic