Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Could do better!

If they handed out school reports for blogging, guess what mine would say this year!
Could do better!
I seem to be stuck in a once a week trap at the moment.
For someone who doesn't do a lot in the way of paid work, I seem to be far too busy to blog!
That said, here I am now.
First up today a work stand I recently acquired. Yay!
Except it seems to be missing one vital part. I have been in contact with the vendor and hopefully that will be resolved very soon.
 Should that not work out, Mitre 10 is within walking distance. LOL
I have found time to do some stitching, though not as much as I would have liked. 
Spring has progressed, I have almost completed the top half of the chart now. The area I worked on yesterday is on the left, under the fan. Her hands, sleeves and fan handle made for lots of stopping and starting. I'll be glad to get back to some larger areas of colour. But before I do that I need to get some back stitch done.
 We have had some very warm days down here in beautiful NZ. But the early mornings and the nights are cold, with some great frosts, so I've made sure to keep on supplying food for the birdies.
This little chap is a Goldfinch. He is a European import. I don't believe I ever saw one of these on the Isle of Man, but there are plenty of them down here!
 Another European import is the sparrow, the fellow sat on top in this image, awaiting his turn on the feeder.
Of course the prize for most entertaining still goes to the local white eyes. Such a lively bunch.
I was sat sewing yesterday and just happened to look up at the feeder to see what was going on, to find a cat sat up there!
He scooted off before I could get the camera.
I might need to put some citrus peels around the bottom of the frame.


Janice said...

Don't beat yourself up. Blogging should just happen when it happens and not become a chore. I'm enjoying seeing your feathered visitors. They do appreciate a little extra feed in the bleak winter months. We have lots of birds join our chooks each morning. We call it our "Free Range Avery". Your geisha is coming along famously. It won't be too long before she is ready for the framer.

Gari in AL said...

After waiting so long for your sewing stuff, I'm surprised you find time to blog even weekly. It is good to hear that you are sewing again.

Diane-crewe said...

seems to me you are working at making a home .. and that takes time and effort x enjoy your surroundings xx.... and don't forget to share them with us xx

Jenny said...

Hi Loulee, I've just been catching up on about two years' worth of blog reading and hadn't realised you had emigrated! I was going to ask if you were going to FOQ this year!! Hope you have a lovely life in NZ. Jenny x