On a less creative, but more practical note I have been preparing for those cold winter months. My draughty old farmhouse is super-duper cool in these hot summer months, even on those stinking hot days I sometimes have to open some windows to warm the house up. But come winter.... Brrrrr!
I will be working from home this coming cold season and intend to have all the home fires roaring! Although it was hard to think about that time of year right now, I swapped some hours painting Simon's house for him helping me to cut a trailer load of wood...
This is about how much I go through in a week. I have an open fire in my craft room, a wood heater in the lounge, and a wood burning stove in the kitchen. With all those roaring it just about makes me comfy enough, so these summer stock-ups are sooo necessary. More next week I hope!
To top off a productive day, I moseyed into Ballarat for a picnic at lake Wendouree and watched the Australia day fireworks with one of my fave folk. I'm interviewing her for the next edition of Thaw mag so keep an eye out.
I'm pleasantly surprised and impressed with the Ballarat council for putting on such a great display, as well as managing more hyped up teenagers than I knew existed! I think the whole population of Ballarat's 11-17 year olds were out in force last night.... a veritable army of hormones!
Today my 'token bogan' pal is dropping off a stash of fabric from her mother-in-laws farm. I'm half excited and half dubious that I may end up carting it all to the op-shop, but what the hey! It's worth it just for the rummage, I will keep you posted on any awesome finds.
I really do hope you're having a brill day back to routine after the long weekend (if that's possible!) Any ideas on my crochet/ruffles dilemma?