Spring has become summer in just 8 days. The heat is here and the air conditioner is back on after only a few months rest. Mosquitoes are everywhere, and our legs are spotted from ankle to knee already. The lavender oil is being used constantly as an instant cure to itching.
It's not yet time for our tropical wet season, but the last week has seen many nights of constant rain, and this has caused the sudden emergence of mass mosquitoes.
In the garden we have another bunch of bananas emerging from their flowery head...
...and the birds are building nests in every tree in our yard. It's magical to sit outside and watch as Masked Honeyeaters sit atop the railing of the verandah and look over at me to say hello as I sip my morning cuppa. Then they pull rushes from my hanging baskets and carry them off to line their nests, as though I was quite agreeable to this arrangement.
In the sewing room I've been having fun stitching up my next Shabby Roses Quilt in the 1930's fabrics...
But I needed a break and decided to stitch something for my eldest daughter, Kezzie (Karen). I found this gorgeous frame for her a while back but wasn't sure what to fill it with until today...
Don't you love that elephant!?
(No surprise that *I* love elephants!! LOL!)
Blossom has decided to return to studies and has quit her job at *that* shop. It was good for her to have this experience, it helped her see that she wasn't yet ready to enter the world of full-time employment. Her heart has always been to be a mother, so she is going to enroll in a Child Services course beginning in the New Year. In the meantime she will work on her craft, further her skills in graphic design, and perhaps find a part-time job for some extra pocket money.
She's such a wise young woman and we're very proud of her!
I have a whole lot of wonderful links to help you with this month's Zip-Me-Up Challenge, and will share them tomorrow.
Blossom and I may even make a couple to show you. :-)