Lily Rose is almost 6 months old now.
Every wash day she sits under the clothesline while I hang the washing...
...she sees herself as my guardian.
Usually she won't leave my feet until all the washing is hung but today she was really torn about whether to stay with me or wander the 20 feet to the fence and chat with her friend Belle...
She's such a sweetie that I gave permission and off she went for her chat.
Sometimes they race each other along the fence line, but Lily always wins so Belle didn't want to do that today. She was happy just to shoot the breeze - probably about the new nests being built in our trees and all the noise the birds are making while they work.
Belle wandered off and Lily Rose came back to chew her stick while I continued with the washing.
Yesterday Mr Elefantz and I drove into Townsville so he could look over some motorbikes...
...and while he drove, I stitched.
That's the great thing about living 135 klms from town - you get more than two hours stitching done going there and back! The trip's a bit bumpy so I have to stitch slower than usual, and it's easier to stitch with one colour, so I started work on Helen Stubbing's "Life Is Beautiful" quilt blocks...
I'm using some French General fabrics because they work so well with redwork.
It's only 36 hours till my operation. The surgeon gave me this pamphlet to help me understand what he's going to do...
Looks gross, but I will be so grateful to have full movement of my finger and hand again. I'm not sure how long I'll be out of action, but the stitches will be in for 11 days. In the meantime I'll be reading a lot, watching 61 episodes of Agatha Christie's POIROT, and generally accepting all the help my family offer.
I hope that help comes with the occasional chocolate and a nice fluffy cappucino. :-)
I haven't forgotten about the August Challenge, I just couldn't decide between two ideas!
Finally I decided on this one for August and the other for September.
August Re-invention Challenge:
Find one piece of clothing that you no longer wear, (or it can be a good op shop find!), and give it a new purpose in life.
I chose an old linen/cotton mix shirt, cut it into pieces, and saved the buttons because they match perfectly.
If all goes well with my hand I'll have this shirt sewn into something wonderful before August 31st.
What about you? Have you got something you can re-invent? Perhaps you could make a few things from it like Janice does - she is the queen of making a piece of clothing go a looooong way. Scroll through her blog HERE and prepare to be inspired. :-)
Lastly, let me show you something that inspired me with it's simplicity and beauty.
Michelle from Raspberry Rabbits made it. Don't you love it!? I'm going to make one for myself as soon as I have my hand back to normal. Michelle also has a lovely BOM, A Sentimental Journey Through The Months - it's not your ordinary BOM as all the blocks are separate projects, but it's just gorgeous. You can visit her blog HERE.
Enough from me tonight. I'll be sharing the 5th Friday Show and Tell tomorrow, a day early so you don't miss out. :-)