|'I wish that I had Duck Feet' by Theo Le Sieg. 1965. Random House.|
that I had duck feet.
And I can tell you why.
You can splash around in duck feet.
You don't have to keep them dry..
We have had half of our average annual rainfall,
in the first two months of 2013!
And this, after five months with absolutely no rain prior to the end of 2012.
Our local creek has flooded several times this week, and is far wider than its usual self. We can hear the rushing water from up here on the hill.
What is the world of weather coming to?
The garden, of course, is loving it, for the most part.
The Red Cardinal Garden of Neglect prize for Best Performing Rose of the Week, goes to:
Big Red Rose, with thirteen buds and blooms at last count!
For us, gardening in the tropics, and with no skills in rose horticulture, that is quite a record...
Passing visitor, surveying the soggy garden from our highest tree.
This week I made a jacket from a piece of floral linen which has languished in the stash for at least ten years. The pattern, an oldie, McCalls M4385 is called a "Jean Jacket". Looks good with my pink jeans, or over a pale green linen dress which occasionally makes a re-appearance...
As rainy days just cry out for digging up old projects,
I collected these quilt blocks together to begin assembling them into a friendship quilt.
They were all made individually by members of my monthly sewing group, and many have the creator's name embroidered on them.
I'll show and tell when the quilt is finished.
Because a woman can change her mind, I bought a different tote for my trip to Canada. Cheap and Cheerful, from Colette, it is lighter and slightly larger than the blue bag I originally planned to take.
I think this one will work really well with all my in-flight necessities.
Meantime, over in Canada, darling daughter had a birthday, and made this cake:
Chosen from the kids cake book by our sweet grandson, the Petit Garcon, for his Mum. I don't know how she found the time to hand roll all that fondant into those pretty stripes, with a baby and a toddler underfoot, but she did!
What a Star...
Have a great week everybody ...