Friday, 28 March 2014

Good News Week

This was the view from our verandah on Monday with no water visible in the dam ... this pic was taken early March.

Move on a few days to Friday morning and Rain ... Beautiful Rain!

Such a relief with just over 5 inches of rain recorded here over the last couple of days. Most of our dams were at critical levels and now the worry of watering the cows has been rinsed away.  Will still have to feed them though and hope the grass grows.

Of course with that much rain, getting home from work yesterday was quite a trial.  My usual 40 minute drive turned into over 4 hours. Half way home I had to stop at a flooded creek crossing and as they say ... "if it's flooded - forget it".  I waited over an hour in the hope it would go down as quickly as it had gone up but when the depth sat at 70cm for a while and it started raining again, I turned around and made the LOOOONNNNGGGG trip home a different round about way. Not complaining.

My late arrival home meant the natives were hungry and this next photo goes to prove that food can conquer all. I have a new addition to my whiskers family except that to the disgust of my to girls, she's a canine! Jayne and Fleur were not impressed but over time I'm hopeful that they will at least tolerate each other.

Here's a better picture of baby Millie ... she's not always this peaceful and is becoming a real little character.

Onto some sewing news ... or lack of really.  Between dealing with the drought, going to work and paying attention to Miss Millie, little progress has been happening in the sewing department. I put the finishing touches on the cow and chook blocks and also have the next two blocks prepared ready for applique.

The pattern called for buttons but as the quilt is going to be for a baby, I've appliqued those too.  While blocks 2 and 3 have arrived for my 'Merry Christmas Garden' quilt, block 1 is still in pieces but then that how I seem to roll. Lots and lots of WISPs ... always plenty of projects to choose from one or another doesn't take my fancy.

Time to go knuckle down to some paper work and reward myself with some applique time tonight.

This last bundle of bright blooms are my birthday cards made and presented to me this week by the Prep, 1, 2 students in the classroom I work in ... little treasures.



  1. Thank goodness you are getting some much needed rain!

  2. Glad to hear you got rain. Your pup Is adorable. Hugs, xx

  3. Lovely post Narelle good to that you got a decent lot of rain,love little Millie.xx

  4. the rain has been fantastic but it did make a long drive for you... what a cute puppy..... and I love you latest blocks and great collage of cards... I thought it was a quilt design?

  5. So pleased you got some good rainfall. Love those bright cards from the students.

  6. Glad to hear your got some rain. You might need a hand project for the car trip and a food care package for your trip to and from work.

  7. Happy birthday Narelle!!
    so happy you have received some rain, that dam looks much better now.
    Baby Millie will give the girls a run for their money but they may still become best friends.
    love the embellishments on your famr blocks, they are so cute.
    Enjoy your sewing time!

  8. Great to hear that you're getting some rain, makes all the difference doesn't it. Millie looks so adorable, I'm sure the felines will get used to her eventually. Hope you had a happy birthday, handmade cards from kids are so special.

  9. That is a great amount of rain - what a wonderful birthday present! Belated birthday wishes, I hope your day was happy! The cards are gorgeous. Millie looks lovely, I'm sure the pecking order will sort itself out soon and all pets will be happy again :-)

  10. Beautiful pup. Very pleased to read you have received some rain!

  11. Belated Happy Birthday!! The rain was surely a great gift. Millie is adorable. Hopefully the royals will let her into their realm soon.

  12. Hi Narelle,
    What a lovely sight to see all that water...well it looks like alot of water when you haven't had any for ages. We're the same here....bone dry. We did get a bit of rain but need so much more. Fingers crossed for you.
    Cheers, Anita. PS Love little Millie.

  13. The rain was great, we had 160 ml, tanks overflowing and the grass greening.

  14. We have had a lot of rain too, and I was dead pleased to hear on the news that it wasn't just coastal. I love your little family of appliqued blocks - very sweet. (Bet you thought I was talking about the furry family there! They are sweet too.)