Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Have I ever told you how much I love the rain.....

Those of you in the northern hemisphere, or anyone north of us really, will probably think I'm mad - but I love rain.
I love the sound it makes on the roof and I will, more often than not, stop conversations to listen to it.
I love to watch it fall outside - I can sit and stare out the window for hours - except that it rarely rains for hours here.
Weather reports with rain forecast make me happy.
I guess this is what comes from living in the driest state of the driest continent on earth.
These pics were taken from our brief outing at Mt Lofty Botanical Gardens - I say brief as we didn't realise it was going to rain and we were not really prepared for it. We managed to stay out for about 30 minutes but then we got too wet. It was lovely walking in it though - so soft and gentle. The scenery was beautiful and the smell was intoxicating........
I really love rain


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I've got that sewing bug......

I had been itching to get behind my machine and make things during the holidays and I organised a sewing day with two friends - but you know how it is when you have people over to your house - you end up spending most of your time serving, feeding and organising - and very little time actually sewing.
On top of that, Emily's friend decided to have a go at sewing a bag. She's never really made anything before but was very enthusiastic.
The following day I had everything ready to do some quilting and then the boys decided they wanted to sew. In so many ways I really wanted to be selfish and tell them to go off and amuse themselves but I just couldn't. I love the thought that my kids want to be creative and I strongly believe I have to encourage that where possible. So, no sewing for me on Thursday............

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