I finally got the Robins all sorted and cut out and ironed onto their respective squares today, and I also managed to start cutting out the tiny squares for the 9 patch blocks. I was distracted, however, because I started watching daytime tv - 4 in a Bed, which is rabbits in the headlight tv - you are trapped into seeing what happens next! Anyway, it was a nice mindless session and I was abel to sit and trace robins and cut them out, although once again, I managed to lose that wretched Robin template THREE TIMES between ironing board and sofa (one is behind the other).
12 robin blocks. I tried sewing one on my very basic machine but knew it was going to be a failure when the book asked me to put my darning foot in place. My machine doesn't have one! That got unpicked. . . I will now ask my family for money towards a better sewing machine for my birthday this year. . .
They said it is going to get much colder. Her is what "much colder" looked like in 2009/January 2010. Temperatures in our valley went down to -17 (this registered in the vehicle belonging to the AI man who visits Next Door's cows . . .) The river froze practically from bank to bank in January. This was it in November 2009.
This is the little feeder stream which dives under the road through a culvert at the bottom of the hill.
This was January 2010. Even colder I think, as we'd had a foot of snow on the ground. The boulders had their own icicles on and there was only a very narrow channel of moving water down the river. It was PERISHING.
Sunset tonight. Rosy.
I rather liked this silhouette of the trees at the side of the yard.
Back tomorrow I hope. Keep warm.