I started the first of my bigger projects today, Country Cottage Needleworks, Pumpkin Cottage. This was part of the new stash I added before Christmas. I was missing a couple of the speciality threads. Ordered them on Tuesday.
Went to make a start, and can you believe it I had no DMC white! None! Nada! So I had to dig into my LHN Family Sampler, and borrow some DMC winter white. Really happy with my start, would have been more, but cousin rang again on her way home from work, and seeing as it is her birthday, I thought I better have a chat :D
Saw this handbag in a shop window, loved the colour, so I spent a month looking at it every time I went to the bank or post office. Finally I caved, and went in and had a look. It's a bit big, but I thought well I won't be using it that much.
Very broad update on the Queensland flooding, river in Brisbane peaked a metre (3.5 feet) under the expected high. A big foot bridge collapsed and a 300 metre (1000 feet) section floated down the river, moving at 25 kilometres (15 miles) towards a major 12 lane bridge. But never fear, Mavis the little tug that could came out and with a lot of pushing and shoving guided it between the pillions, before a bigger tug managed to get out and help guide it out into the bay. Mavis is 40 years old, and she and her skipper did a marvelous job.
Please keep Queensland in your thoughts and prayers.