The winds have built up to gusts of over 100 kilo metres per hours and everywhere people are battening down the hatches. That is everyone except the wind surfers and those mad board surfers down the coast.
It really looks like great fun. They beat their way out against the wind and then scream on in. Lining their boards up with the breakwater and then swinging away at the last moment to turn around and do it all again.
I have been working on the layout for a new quilt and designing some embroideries for my friend Di Mill. Di is a freelance textile rep and one of her accounts is Clover who have a new embroidery thread called 'leto'. It is 100% polyester yet feels like a soft cotton. I shall post some of the designs as I get them finished.
For my buddy in my patchwork group we had to make an apron as our Xmas present. I adapted a design I had seen in a museum. It was a mass produced design that was on offer through a woman's magazine in the 1920's. You see those blue birds on all kinds of textile pieces and as my grandmother had a tray cloth with them on they held a special appeal for me. I hope June likes the apron.