Sunday, November 25, 2012

Dragon Regatta

Yesterday DH and I went to a Dragon Boat Regatta at Forster. There were boats and paddlers from the Hawkesbury River to Coffs Harbour. It was an inspiring morning watching the races and I have definitely decided to join the local club, and to buy a couple of solid folding chairs for the boot of the car for every time we go out to somewhere like a park or the beach.

The days are forecast to get hotter all this week, so outside jobs will be done early or late in the day. Hiding away from the heat in the middle of the day will be perfect for sewing. I have my partner for QBSA and have already chosen my December fabrics. I am also planning to applique and stitch a banner for the Dragon Boat club.

Monday, November 5, 2012

November ...........

I have two swap partners this month and their blocks are already made and mailed.
For Beth - a friendship star on white -

and for Pam, a sampler style block in Autumn colours -

I was a guardian angel to two swap members this month, but did not photograph the blocks.

A huge umbrella tree was growing too close to the house and dropping its leaves and flowers in the gutters, so it was brought down with ropes and a chain saw - now it is my job to load the logs, and remove the lighter material to the bonfire. It has been so dry, windy and hot it will be quite a while until the bonfire is lit.

Sewing right now is for gifts for my littlest grand daughters - pictures soon of a cat, a monkey and a dragon.

My latest excursion is into Dragon Boat Paddling. I have wanted to try this for a long time and now think perhaps I should have started long ago. It is very hard on my knees [cartlidge breaking down] and a shoulder which is proving touchy. I probably try too hard to keep up with the more experienced paddlers and my shoulder muscles set like cement for a couple of days and keep me awake at night. My future as a paddler is still being assessed.

"At home" day today - it is too easy to go out most days of the week.