Firstly, Grizabella has rallied somewhat, although she is still horribly thin and weak. She has been more lively this week, though she's still insisting on living outside 24/7 (she has been a house cat all her life, so I don't understand this). Still, any improvement is good.
My sewing machine relented shortly after my last post, and I have today finished quilting World Financial Crisis. I'm not enthralled with all my sewing, and ripped out some I was totally unhappy with, but am just running with what I've done. Every coloured panel has a different design, most of which are symbolic and related to the quilt's theme.
And my camera didn't actually swallow those photos I thought I'd lost - so here are a few shots of my autumn garden. Firstly, a climbing rose (Pink Perpetue)
This succulent is in the rock garden and has a lovely mop of flowers.
This is an aster that I planted in the corner of the rock garden nearest the house- it's supposed (huh!) to be compact and 60cm high but is already at least a metre. I may move it because it's not really suited to this spot. The colour isn't showing at its best in the photo - it's a gorgeous dark cerise colour.
I am concentrating on getting ready for the national quilting symposium which is requiring a huge amount of time and effort. I am teaching the full 5 days and will need to freight up 7 or 8 boxes of stuff beforehand- I provide everything except the fabric, so I'm talking about buckets, trays, stuff to sell, dyes, chemicals - the whole 9 yards. As well as the stuff I take with me - fabric for overseas class members, spare fabric for people who out-dye their minimum class requirement, 6 sets of handouts....shall I go on? Just as well I did it all 2 years ago, so know what I'm doing.