It's that time of the year when things are just plain busy...busy at work and busy with secret projects...and too busy to post on my blog. So this afternoon I came home a bit early for some 'me' time (encouraged to do so by a colleague) So what have I done...it was sunny -ish when I came home..so I sat out on the back deck with a cup of coffee reading the newspaper...then took a walk around the garden to take a few photos (with the dogs for company)...and then I was chased inside by the rain...it is looking quite dark down south so I imagine it may get heavier... so I am posting a bit of colour from the garden since I can't show any photos of my sewing...I have only had time for 'secret stuff'...
Sunday, November 6, 2011
|Snow on the outside table...|
Now the worst part of it all was that we were travelling south to Invercargill for the Southern Regional Lace Day yesterday. Each year one of the southern centres hosts the lacemaking groups for a get together day.. The roads were clear where we are, so off we set for the 2 1/2 hour drive south on the highway, not too worried about the snow (we thought the front had passed through!!) How wrong we were when, for quite a part of the journey, we ended up driving through the snow falling, then it would clear and then it would come through heavy again. The closer we got to our destination the thicker it was on the road. I'm glad I wasn't driving! At one point the car in front of us turned off to the other side of the road and went back the way they had come, must have been too much for them!!
We joked about what time we had to be back at work on Monday, but we made it through and had a lovely day- we all got a Christmas Cracker (since it was Guy Fawkes) with little goodies inside. We enjoyed the company, lots of chatter and looking at what everyone was working on. I bought a few new bobbins (just have to spangle them i.e. attach some beads for weight) and some variegated cottons to try and won 2 raffle prizes. Next year it will only be an hours drive south...and hopefully not in the snow!
|Some things I bought and a few of the other goodies I got...|