Friday, 9 November 2018

AWOL

Missing In Action from blogland . . . I didn't mean to but sometimes these things happen.

I understand the reasons behind Daylight Saving Time but that does not mean I have to agree with them. Until Winter Solstice I have less light every single day and I hate it;  Friday, 21st December cannot come soon enough.

I know it is wrong to wish one's life away but the days between Autumn and Winter equinox are not my favourite time of year.  I try to play games with it - use the time to clean house ready for winter, or sort out piles of stuff which had been ignored whilst the weather was better but it doesn't really work.  Instead, I find myself in a slump where very little is accomplished, including finding the manners to thank folk for their blog comments.  Please accept my apologies :(   I haven't even been visiting my favourite blogs, not like me at all. 😞

There has been productive activity, it's just I haven't got any particular joy from it.  The wonderful log delivery has been completely put away:







The hornbeam hedge has had a much-overdue cut, and Management shredded all the waste for me.  I can now see that we could easily take it down another foot - try to do that before Spring.





I finished the everso-slightly-mad piecing of dog patterned fabric and realised I was on track to produce a quilt 80" square.  Apart from the small matter of not really needing a quilt that size, there's the ever-present 'problem' of my current longarm machine being two foot shorter than the Gammill I owned in Hampshire.  80" is pretty much the limit of what can be comfortably quilted but Management came up with a solution . . . Four little tops each 40" square . . . Daisy needs four more quilts about as much as I need one massive one, but every spoilt-rotten-little-dog has their cross to bear, too many quilted blankies is Daisy's!



I'm using them to have a bit of a quilting experiment - it has not been going well,  and I need to have a serious rethink 🤬





There has been frost







And the opportunity to sit in the sun





And occasionally there have been lovely sunrises; we are so lucky to have a view like this.














9 comments:

  1. Huggles galore from down under & although I've been feeling very down, the reasons aren't the same as yours. A few different type projects might be in order for this time of year & to learn something new, even if it's quite insignificant. What are we quilting on the blankies? Your hedge trimming hopefully went better than last time with no cut cords. K did exactly the same last week, so we are going to invest in a long handled cordless one for the awkward pittosporum one up the back. Have a relaxing weekend & take care.

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    1. Thanks Susan, yay - no severed hedge cutter cord! Will email you about the quilting, too long-winded for here :)

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  2. I think everyone feels the same as you do at this time of year, I certainly do too. Your quilt looks lovely, definitely meant for Daisy with that wonderful doggy pattern material. I see Daisy always finds and enjoy those sun spots, she's a very lucky girl :)

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    1. Thanks Eileen. Doesn't help we've had a couple of really gnarly days this week - rain, cloud, high wind, needing lights on by 3.00pm. I am sure Annie is just as skilled at finding the lovely warm spots to snooze :)

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  3. I never did like this business of the clocks going backwards and forwards - I can understand the reasoning when it it was first brought in many years ago but in this day and age it just seems so pointless. Although I love a sunny autumn day - and this season I've got loads of lovely photos while out and about - I absolutely hate it when the clocks go back and like you I can't wait until December 21st. The turning point for me though is when we get into February, that's when I really start seeing a difference. I love the sunrise shots, and Daisy looks quite content in her sunny spot :)

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    1. Hi Eunice, I think you're quite right that 'daylight saving' is irrelevant these days and can never understand why there's such an outcry whenever someone proposes we scrap it? Sorry I have missed a lot of your recent blog posts, will have a catch up later. x

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    2. I remember when my ex and I went to South Africa (Cape Town) for the first time, out return flight coincided with our clocks going forward at the end of March and when it was mentioned his relatives hadn't a clue what we were talking about as their time over there stays the same all the time - much better in my opinion :)

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  4. I hate the clock changing business too. It was even worse when we were working, It was strange when visiting France at certain times that it took two hours to cross the channel to France but on the homeward journey we arrived back an hour before we had set off!

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    1. Glad it is not just me Sue.
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