The month of September fled by, with the Bloggers Quilt Festival, spring flowers opening up with their glorious colours, and the firewood waiting. Norman came, felled trees, cut the huge trunks into rounds, Anne came, they split, they heaved, and there is the most wondrous pile drying there.
After more branches were cut, there was a lot of small leafy stuff to be burnt. The next morning, ashes still warm, and sparks flew as I stirred it up in the dark.
One Dutch Iris, more to come, but most are just tall leaves.
The banksia trees have small cones, and these were picked up by the thousands!!! and moved to the woodshed. They burn so well,and are what we use in the smaller chip heater that heats all our hot water.
The Ixia is one of my favourite spring flowers, tall stem, bright pink, beautiful.
The top right photo in the collage shows the track, where the small mountain of glowing ash was, all cleared, raked, ashes died down, and logs all cut and taken to the wood pile, Joyce bravely sat on the quad and threw more to add to that wonderful heap. Happiness is knowing next winter, fires can be lit every morning or night, without a worry of running out of firewood!!
The Bloggers Quilt Festival has shown us amazing talented quilters from all round the world, new friendships made, and from Amy, a wonderful event with so much organisation that we do not see. Here is my entry and if you go to amyscreativeside
you can see all the categories and entries.
And you will find me here, in the Small Quilt Category ., To vote, all you need to do is click on the tiny heart at the top of the entry.
Then pour a coffee, put your feet up and visit all the other amazing, outstanding entries from so many quilters.
Again, thank you all so much for your lovely words for Walter and his Compass. They mean so much, and show me once more how blog friendships reach across land and ocean.
Quotation of the day, from Colin Powell
“ A dream doesn’t become reality though magic,
it takes sweat, determination and hard work”
Greetings from Jean