Monday, October 29, 2018

As October Ends

As October comes to an end its a little scary to think just how close we are getting to Christmas
 again!  Where once upon a time I would be well and truly on track for gift giving, I'm afraid I'm way behind!  In fact many birthdays this year have been "lacking" (something to work on for next year I guess).  I have made a bit of progress on the "Down the Rabbit Hole" with the 2 side Bunny borders now finished and attached and one bird border well under way.  

As you can see, I'm going to have to do something with the corners yet.  All this handstitched needleturn has taken it's toll and I'm feeling more like this the quilt that just never ends!!!

I'm also working on a knitted cowl that I hope will work out for the daughters partner.

And since I have sooo many items currently on needles, I found myself almost out of stitch holders so I got online and ordered these little beauties ....... aren't they just so cute! And they even came with the tea!  Lovely service and nicely packaged!

Meantime, Pete finished the roof on the deck and made one of the poles into double use by attaching  one of the old wheels and filling it with boards to make a small "bar" table outside.  It's been a lovely spot to sit of an afternoon and enjoy a cold drink or a cuppa while we catch up on our day.

We've been getting lots of lovely weather,  Which makes calling into a beachside cafe all the more appealing lol ......

although the humidity is beginning to show itself since we are  getting quite a few afternoon/evening storms.  While they cool things down, the vegie garden has become like a jungle!  The tomato bushes
are the tallest we've had and Pete is busy picking them before the fruit fly gets to them.  Corn cobs are forming and it won't be long before we are picking cucumbers.  The Butter beans are still producing.  When I planted out the vegie garden it was with the expectation that I would have more days at home than what I do right now, so while I should be getting produce preserved, it just hasn't happened yet - but really needs to before we loose it all! 

Meantime we seem to be getting more birds visiting the yard and while it was sad to farewell our families of kookaburras and magpies back down in Bundalong, it seems we have this little kookaburra who is becoming a frequent visitor.  Well that's me for now as I need to get ready to head to work and it looks like it could rain so I might be taking the car today!  Have a great day!

Hugs Sharm


Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

I love your rabbit hole quilt. Although it's taking time it will be amazing forever. Your knitting also looks nice. I hope you soon find time to harvest and preserve your veggies :)

Maria said...

Yes the Rabbit Hole quilt is gorgeous and worth the time it's taking.
Doing the knitting is very relaxing. How sweet are those needle holders.
Enjoy some time to get out in the garden.'
Clever hubby making the bar table.

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