Despite the official summer season starting this coming Wednesday, and after having a gorgeous week of hot temperatures & air conditioners running (particularly in the classroom during the day), this weekend has seen a deluge. The heavens opened on friday night and it rained and rained and rained. Our backyard looks like a swimming pool again and we have only briefly seen hubby as he dashes in for a sleep before the next onslaught of calls for help as roofs magically start to leak and trees fall over onto roads.
Other than getting the washing dry (it had to go into the shed this weekend), the wet weather hasn't bothered me as I worked my way through a massive 'To Do' list, and achieve it all I nearly did! I did housework; wrapped the christmas presents needed for this week's celebrations; dealt with booklist, secondhand books, & uniform prerequisites for 2011; completed my reports for school; finished stitching one of the christmas presents; and bound a quilt also destined for a christmas gift. Unfortunately I did not get the next gift started but alas, there is always next weekend??
Do you remember that I showed you a sneak preview of some stitching a little while ago. Well I finished the stitching for this one on friday night and completed the piecing today. It is ready to be framed now, intended as a noticeboard. Of course I am also making one for myself but it had to be put on hold for a while.
Next is the finish of this bright star quilt as a gift for someone special at christmas - I can't tell you who yet as she may read this post. It just needs a label which I will do tonight :)
Lastly I want to introduce you to our latest house guest. This is Cleo, a ge-normous house cat that we often think is half dog sometimes. He belonged to my sister in law but was caught up in an estate case. Recently she was able to gain access to him but could not house in her small flat. So short story is that we adopted him. He has settled in quickly, although our first cat Sally is not so fond yet. We hope that time will bring them together.
Until next time, happy stitching & much inspiration!