** It has been FREEZING here again this week! Just as we started to get used to some lovely spring sunshine, winter came back just to spite us.
** There has been a lot of storm damage around the region thanks to the 120-150km gusty winds we’ve been having. One of our (only) fences did not fair so well. But I’m grateful it wasn’t worse because at one stage I feared the roof was going to blow.
What a relief when it didn’t!
** Then tonight, just as we thought we might be about to turn into fish in a fish bowl, the rain cleared and gave us this view down the valley…
** I can’t say I ever tire of that view. It’s ever changing!
** Despite the storms this week I’ve actually enjoyed the excuse to stay inside and sew, because I haven’t been in best form. My body seems to be giving the good fight to whatever bug my girls have had for the last 3 weeks and I’ve had a good few afternoons in bed admiring my nice ceiling and resting. Thankfully I seem to be on the mend.
** In between “rests” I’ve been doing quite a bit of sewing. Because I’m now officially booked in for my first market at the Underground Creative Markets on November 9th. After that date you can find me there fortnightly.
** There has been quite a lot of playing with lace…
** And refamiliarising myself with bias binding…
** To grow my Summer dress collection…
** It’s coming along beautifully, except for the fact that my studio now looks like this!
** But since I’ve made 13 dresses in the last 3 days and my racks are now pretty full, I think I can at least call it a productive mess…
** Today Inez (and shockingly Mr Flutter) both spent the day painting. Our kitchen walls are now finished YAY and the bedroom wing of the hallway is now primed. Inez is a painting legend!
Best barter I ever made was asking her to help me with the painting!
** Ok, time to go watch the block NZ.
I’m a total renovation show a holic and there are only 3 more weeks to go on the block.
Who’s your favourite kiwi’s? I’m finding it hard to pick this year.