I’ve just come home from a Mini Break at the beach with GJ. I timed it really well; Monday and Tuesday, particularly Tuesday, were very hot, Wednesday there was a cool change with overcast skies, but by the time I got down there just before lunch, the skies had cleared to a fine, mild day. Then yesterday was one out of the box; beautiful blue skies, warm and with a lovely sea breeze, perfect for the drive home in the late afternoon sun. And today? Today is one of those Summer days you “have to have”; a cool change with rain came through in the early hours and it’s raining still and the air is damp and deliciously cool, but it’s perfect for restoring the garden and temperaments in general!So what did we get up to? Well, I was very slack on the photo front, very quickly taking some just before I packed up to come home. You’re missing out on food photos – yes we did eat (boy, did
we I eat!) but the camera stayed in its case.
With food and drink at hand, and our sewing in hand GJ and I indulged in a binge fest of watching “Boston Legal” which I hadn’t seen a lot of – it was fabulous! A great $2.00 find by GJ at the op shop!GJ has been knitting, doing a bit of knitting, a little hand sewing and a little knitting!I sewed up two and a half more Saigon blocksand through it all, Lulu slept and dreamed of chasing catsAh, the dog’s life!
After leaving GJ, I drove to Mornington to meet a friend, Jo, at Treehouse Textiles. The shop was so busy with a class in full flow and more friends who were on a day out. There was some of the new “Outback Wife” from Gertrude Made in store – how could I resist??I’ve seen Linda’s version of this pattern and loved it, and these fabrics begged to come home with me too!GJ had told me about a wool shop in Mornington, and as Jo knew where it was, we headed over there for a quick look. My sock yarn ends can now be put to good use in knitting them up into a blanket!and this shawl will be a lovely Winter project in graduating shades of blue.I came home feeling like I’d been away for days instead of overnight! A sure sign of a great break – thanks GJ et al!