It's still raining. I don't think it's going to stop any time soon. We are on flood alert.
Being that this is our very first tropical wet season, we are relying on those who almost every year survive months of constant rainfall each summer to share their survival tips.
1. Fill the car with fuel.
2. Stock the freezer and the pantry.
3. Have plenty of flashlight batteries on hand, and some candles would be good too.
4. Buy some big things of water.
5. Wash every day and if you don't have a dryer (we don't) find somewhere out of the rain to hang it. (it's hanging all through the house)
6. Find inside hobbies to keep you occupied. (Now, I'm fine with that, hidden here in my sewing room, but Mr Elefantz is NOT bringing that motorbike rebuild inside!)
....there are probably plenty more tips to be had but this will do me for now. I spent the morning buying out Woolworths supermarket and I think we could safely invite a travelling circus for dinner and still have leftovers for a month.
So, back to my sewing.
You saw me make THIS yesterday. Well, before I went to bed I made another...
...and I got so hooked on how quick and easy they were (and how much fun it was to think up ways to decorate them!) that I made a third!
So now I have three gorgeous fat quarter baskets on my cutting table!
They are so pretty that I have plans for more throughout the house (any ideas what I could store in them apart from fabric?) but this afternoon I am going to make one as a housewarming gift for a married couple who have just moved here and teach with my husband. Filled with yummy goodies it will be perfect!
For those who asked for the link to the basket tutorial - go to yesterday's blog post (the one below this) and click where I have said 'this tutorial'.
Some of you have asked about my 17yo son. I don't mention him often on my blog because he doesn't like me to. Slicer (not his real name but the psuedonym he likes to use) is a computer genius and if you're in Australia and you buy APC magazine you would have seen his photo and a full page about his computer build in the February issue.
He even won Master Builder of the month!
Slicer finished homeschooling last year and works part-time at an IT shop fixing computers. The rest of his week is spent studying for his IT course - his dream is to be self-employed, building custom-made computers to suit the individual and business needs of customers. He's very good at what he does and he's also a lovely young man that we're incredibly proud of. :-)
Now I need to go make a HUGE lasagne - rainy weather and work days mean my son will be very hungry tonight.