I must start with my thanks for your comments, emails and words of support,love ,hugs,and care, and more, to me and to Hugh.They mean so much, and now that I am on the receiving end, I realise how very much. For the first time since last Tuesday, I had tears as I read your lovely words. To you all, so far away, and those closer here in NZ, friendships through blogger, I value you so much.
Today I had a lesson in using the ride-on mower. Hugh is allowed to sit on it to mow the lawn, but not lift up the grass catcher, or anything else heavy. I listened carefully, did one round, and forgot how to slow it down and stop first the mower blades then the motor. Luckily he was waiting.!!! His mower is like this, all automatic, so how could I make any mistakes???
Next lesson will be the dreaded “ Weed Eater” or Whipper Snipper. I hate them, they are heavy, need to be turned with mighty strength, and make my shoulders ache.!!! Meantime I can use our self-drive mower, do I smile like this girl??? Courtesy of the Internet.
Next week I am hoping I can look at the last few months blocks for the FMQ 2012 Challenge. I realise how much I have been outside lately, and quilting has been put aside. Quilters around the world have posted some truly beautiful, intricate blocks, that for me would take years to achieve. So it is time for the Bernina to be in use every day. I found some gloves in the $2 shop in Rotorua, with gripper dots on the palms and fingers, they make it so much easier.
The Clown Appliqué is one of my favourites, ( I did this some time ago) and can be done in so many colour selections. He might go onto the front of a bag very soon.And the gloves, well I have seen clowns that do wear large white gloves !!!
Quotation of the day from an unknown author
“ The greener grass over the fence will not be seen
when the snow falls”
Greetings from Jean