You can really feel the power of these waves - one of the reasons I keep thinking twice about crossing the strait in a ferry - makes for a great picture though! Thanks Phil.....
Now for a little rant - twice this week I've done battle with kiddie proof lids - the first was for the small bottle containing Basil's new pills. The prescription has been changed so he now has one a day, instead of three and I'm pleased with that - but the bottle defied all my attempts to open it - it's small so there's not a lot of bottle to hang onto in order to push down and twist....... but I came up with a solution. Some while ago while at the red painted chain store with one of my granddaughters, aged about ten I think, they were promoting cutlery - sets of kitchen knives actually - get one free!! Yeah right - anyway I was no match for my grandie who pounced on the chance to get a present for her mother.......but I've now found a use for it!
There's the lid to the right of the sieve - you can see the bottle and lid were very well constructed, but were no match for the 'cut anything' knife.
Blow me down, I went to open a new container of bathroom cleaner and had the same problem. I'm obviously not holding my mouth right - couldn't possibly be that I no longer have the same strength in my hands......
I remember making a sort of promise to myself that I wouldn't start piecing more quilts until a few had been finished - i.e. sandwiched and quilted. I've completed two and given them both away, I'm still hand quilting another so I have permission to do some sewing - and I've chosen these small churn dash blocks -
I want to use more of my vintage scraps,
and some pale plains - mixing them up a bit. It's a small block which can be cut from a strip about twelve inches by three and a half -
I look forward to having some fun piecing - it's been a while!
Do you collect 'things'? At least mine hasn't got to the level of the hoarders on the recent TV programmes - but it would be easy to let it get out of hand, I think. I've shown you some of my pincushions - I also have rocking horses, the very small variety and hat pins and this small basket of dolls -
Plus my seventies sunglasses! at the back is a wooden doll made from a bobbin from a mill in the UK, and a well worn teddy, the china doll to the left was from the time it was all the rage to make these - mine never actually got any clothes made, the little ones with lots of hair were given to me by my granddaughters one birthday - looks as though the brunette at the back has had a haircut! and the troll was a present from my sons many years ago - I think the Maori doll came from a visit also many years ago, to Rotorua........
I was leafing through some books recently, one I love "When I am an old woman I shall wear purple" edited by Sandra Halderman Martz.
Maybe at Eighty?
They say wisdom comes as you age
Now I'm in a real jam
at sixty I should be a sage
Look what a fool I am! by S. Minanel
Here's another of Phil's photos showing the sea in a much calmer mood in the inner harbour at sunset, thanks for stopping by.