Oh boy. I am so NOT in the mood for blogging at the moment.
But it's a beautiful day here in the nation's capital. The day started with sixteen laps at the pool early this morning - and at one stage Julie and I noticed the time, added on a couple of hours and worked out that our usual swimming partner Susan would be diving in Fiji at that very moment. We were crushed with jealousy, so I swam a few more laps and pretended that there was a lovely Fijian man swimming in the coral beneath us, pointing out the fish and the rays and the little sharks. Just like it was for us in May last year.
The chlorinated water is still on my skin (I'm pretending it's salt). But I'm still not in Fiji with Susan ...
I made three sunnyboys for Susan to take to Fiji as gifts, and in doing so I found a way of using the reversible fabric that Ruth bought me in Japan.
And given Mr QM has just gone out, leaving me free to sew (rather than nagging me to do stuff in the garden) I'm going to make some more sunnyboys this afternoon. Hooray!
I think I failed the dragonscale sock test. Something went wrong, and I don't know what ... but while I contemplate that sock pattern as well as the prawn vomit pattern, I started a third pair.
Ladies and Gentlemen, we have ourselves a Winner.
Sure it doesn't look like much now, but I think by the time I get to the rippled leg, it will be a little bit va-va-voom.
If you're in Canberra, get yourself to the Exquisite exhibition and sale at CraftACT. I went to the opening yesterday, said hello to Olivia and her gorgeous felted pears, and bought a few presents. Even though two of the three recipients don't read this blog, I'm not posting them. So far I've kept to my handmade pledge for this Christmas, and I'm expecting my resolve will be strengthened with the Braidwood Quilt Event and the Handmade Market next weekend. Hooray for handmade! Hooray for the fact I only buy Christmas presents for about 8 people!