We've had storm and even Tornado warnings coming through over the past couple of days - I was blessed that these came through on Thursday arvo and hubbie gave me a phone call at work just as I was about to finish for the day. Luckily he came to pick me up as it just began spitting rain. While storm and Tornado warnings came through on our phones, we had time to "batten down the hatches" so to speak (including putting the new car under the house for protection from hail).
its the first real downpour we've had since moving here so we were able to see if the work we did on the drains worked ...... a massive improvement! Just a small amount still coming through in one section under the house (which Pete has now attended to). Being on a slight hill enables most of the water to drain away pretty quickly (something we considered quite carefully when we were looking to purchase up here). Scruffy has not been impressed with so much rain and took to sulking under his blanket last night! lol, it was soo cute I couldn't help but snap a photo!
So with the weather continuing to be wet and rainy ....... its the perfect time for handicrafts! I
spent a good amount of yesterday working on "Down the Rabbit Hole". These large borders are all handstitched using needleturn - they appear to be taking a very long ..... long time!!!!! There are 4 large borders - thankfully the first one is almost complete with the other 3 in various stages!
And now I've suddenly come to the realization that as of today there are just 10 Weeks and 2 days left till Christmas!!! Now while that may still make for a number of "shopping days" ..... let me tell you it is not much when it comes to handmade gifts!! With all that's been going on this year I have to say that Christmas Planning has been very much on the back burner!! I have a couple of ideas up my sleeve - guess we shall see! I've made a start on this cowl which I'm hoping will be in somebody's Santa Sack.
I seem to have a few things that are sitting on needles at present -
they will likely continue sitting now while I tend to Christmas gift giving lists. Somehow I have this feeling these next 10 weeks are going to fly!!
I wonder how all of you are going with your christmas gift planning? I used to be well organised but the last couple of years with all the changes and living day to day put much of that type of planning aside ....... I'm def hoping to get planning ahead back into daily practice come next year - but for now I'd best make the most of the next 10 weeks!!
Have a fruitful weekend my friends!