I have to sit and get my photos and notes in order but this week is shaping up to be a busy one again.
We were met at the airport by my daughter's partner who drove us back to the apartment. From there we picked up our car and drove out to our son's home to pick up the dog only to find that their front plate glass window was shattered. The gardener had been that morning and I think he had thrown up a rock when mowing the lawns. No rushing home to get the washing on or pick up any supplies we had to sit till they got home. It was great to see the grandchildren but I knew it would put my schedule out of wack.
By the time we got home to the island, with no supplies and only frozen meat in the freezer we settled for a tin of soup for dinner and it tasted delicious. Not sure why. Next morning I was up early and off again to the Embroiderers' Guild. I have been completing my Competition Judge's qualification and the lecturer had flown in from interstate to finish our practical assessment, there were 4 candidates. Three from outside Brisbane and one who lives in the city. Now, I have been judging for some time now, but, I didn't have that official piece of paper. The course was based around 6 assignments and my biggest problem was not writting too much!! So now I am a qualified Embroidery Judge. One more thing off the bucket list.
Next thing to do was to check on what the birds have been doing and some are up and off.
Two of those birds we have been watching have both got from here right up to China.
Coochiemudlo is just south of Peel Island which is in the centre of the above picture. That island was a leper colony back in the 1900's. The mainland is on the left and Stradbroke Island is on the right. I watched the eagles hovering over my house today as I hung out the washing and the sense of awe as you watch these creatures just takes my breath away.
I think that I should get the house in order before I start stitching again but my fingers are twitching. On the weekend prior to my trip to Melbourne I was up at Toowoomba and got started on my rabbits for the girls for Easter. (I stitched them in different coloured thread so we could tell which was which.)
I still have a lot to do to make them presentable. There are sweaters and cardigans to knit and a whole wardrobe for each rabbit. (There names are Geraldine and Samantha.) They have actually written to the grand daughters telling them they are coming and asking where they will sleep. That request has been past to Grandpa who has to make some beds and wardrobes. I already have their over night bags so their clothes can stay in there until the other furniture is finished.
This is not getting the housework done and time is rushing on.