I am off the Sydney for a week with my sister, I hope. That ash cloud has returned but seems to be keeping to the south so I hope my flight misses it all but I have just heard that the cloud has now moved up over Canberra and all flights out of Sydney are cancelled. (I hope they don't cancel the ones coming in.)
Ash from Chile's Puyehue volcano is circling the globe a second time. (Reuters: Carlos Gutierrez)
I rang my friend Pammy yesterday and she said the wind was blowing in the Adelaide Hills and I see that Canberra has been warned there could be blizzards. I think it is going to be cold down there south of the state border. I made some new cord trousers, which I still have the hems to finish, but I think the thermals are called for.
The mornings here are rather brisk as well. My computer told me it was 2 degrees C at 7am this morning. But the skys are clear and at the moment there is no wind, which means that if you can find a sheltered spot, like my back garden, it is beautiful. All the plants that like a bit of cold are flowering,
but turn their faces to find the sun.
I have spent the last couple of days cleaning up my back patio. Taking those plants that have out grown the pots and put them in the garden, topping up the potting mix and adding some more plants like these roses. Look at all those buds, there are 24 on this little bush.
I have finished another cardigan for my grand daughter. I found some wool in my stash from a couple of years ago and had just enough to make this. It took 2 trips to the shop to get the buttons, I have trouble counting!
I have also finished another owl sweater for my niece's little girl.
But am having trouble deciding on the buttons for their eyes.
The other thing I have got started is my Xmas presents. I like to make things for my friends but hand stitched embroidery takes time so I am starting now. I thought that I would make Biscornus for some of my friends but they take so long to stitch and I have so many (35) to make.
Back to the drawing board.
(I may not be able to post for the next week due to lack of internet.)