...but still too deep to drive across yet, so it will be the long way to town in the morning. A very small price to pay when we have some beautiful green grass, cattle looking better by the day and millions of flies!!!
Seeing I was in town all week, I did make a bit of progress in the shop, tidying and moving fabric. A new range that has hit the shelves is Front Porch. My favourite burnt orangey red, light peach and a soft olive combined with a steel gray. I have 12 meatreage pieces and just one Jelly Roll left, but due to demand, more JR's and Layer Cakes are on their way.
The flowers are geraniums, which remind me of my Mother. My earliest memories of Mum's garden were geraniums, nasturtiums (sp?) and cactii. Water was very scarce...a basin was placed in the sink and after the dishes were done, the basin carted outside to the garden. Bath water...cleanest in first and grubbiest in last, was often bucketed out as well, as was the water from the old Wilkins Servis wringer machine. But there was always some colour in the garden, and it mostly came from red or pink geraniums. In latter years, Mum moved on to azaleas. Before we sold the house, we had to find homes for 92 pots of azaleas!
Recently, I spoke at length with Rob Jordan, national advertising manager for Homespun magazine. Naturally, Rob was looking for me to take up an offer of advertising in the mag., however our conversation covered many aspects, including the drought conditions being felt over many parts of Australia. I had said it would probably be a scrap quilt year, due to people's tight budget and even more so, limited time and inclination. He was aware that it was indeed dry, but maybe just not how serious it was. After chatting further, he said he was going to send out a box of magazines for me to distribute as I see fit. I thought it was a wonderful gesture.
Rather ironic, given my opening paragraph!!
Pauline's workshops coming up soon. If you're coming to purchase supplies, please bring your requirements list. I have some of them, but not all.
Confirmation that the first Retreat at Wanpa-rda will be the weekend of 17/18th March. Second one, the first weekend in August and the third one will be the second weekend in November. Also, a reminder that Pete the sewing machine repair man will be at the shop at the end of March....not sure exact dates yet.
Just one more photo of my gorgeous grand children, Tyler with her brother Jackson this time. This one's for you Aunty Edna.
Talk soon, Sandy.