Friday, December 7, 2007


I think I have sort of worked out the photos now, I can add them to a post I have done, just not where I want. I hope that I can get better at this.

Last night I went to Canberra Quilters for the last meeting of the year. I won the lucky door prize, so I got a "squashed donut" (my description) shaped bobbin holder, with matching pins and wrist pin cushion. I also got a fat quarter that I tried to swap with my Mum for the quilt that she took for show and tell. She wouldn't be in it though. Bugger.

I got some knitting done last night, that makes two nights running this week. I am nearly at the part where I can change from the alternate row increases at each end - woohoo. I am making a wrap with a gorgeous baby alpaca and silk yarn, from a Paton's zhivago book. It should be scrumptious when I finish it.

I'll post pics (hopefully) on the weekend.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

The rains have come

We had so much rain last night here in Canberra. The official tally this morning was 22mls, but the suburb next to mine had 44mls. I came home from work last night at 9.30 and found my courtyard with about 2 inches of rain in the lower half (my paving is very uneven). I had planned to load some photos onto the computer, I took some last night of my flooded courtyard but don't know how they turned out. I can't find the lead to the camera at the moment so photos will have to wait.

My courtyard has big drainage issues that need a plumber. I have three drainage pits under grates that don't go anywhere - so I have called them "buckets". I need a plumber to somehow rig up a pipe to let the rainwater go out of my courtyard. I don't want the lounge to flood, so have to get onto it before we get too much super heavy rain.

I am lucky, my neighbours roof flooded with the rain last night. The gutter between my place and theirs was full of pine needles and overflowed. Luckily my place is a bit higher than theirs, so I didn't have any damage. While the guy was on the roof clearing their gutter, I got him to clear mine. I had been thinking of getting them cleared but the rain came too soon.

One thing I have done this week, is to get rid of the horrible diosmas outside my fence. They were very unhealthy when I moved in, with lots of dead patches. I hated them, so asked my neighbour who does gardening jobs to get rid of them. I didn't get a chance to take a photo of the ugly things, the wonderful Colin rang me at work on Tuesday and said he could get them out for me that day. I came home to the wonderful view of dirt and rocks. I love it. I can't plant anything yet, he put wicked poison in the roots that he couldn't get out. I have got my croweas, boronia and melaleuca all ready to plant. Colin took 2.5 ute loads of plant to the tip, and had to use his car to get one of the diosmas out. I am lucky to have such wonderful neighbours. I will take some pics of the garden as it progresses.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

That sort of worked

The post that I did yesterday came up with the wrong time. How do I fix it so that the time is correct? My computer time is correct.

Tomorrow I will try to put some photos on my blog, if I can find the lead for the camera. And I will plant the tomatoes. I didn't get around to getting the potting mix, but did collect a pot from Mum's that my sister didn't want

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Yeah, we have won

I decided yesterday that I would definitely start a blog. I couldn't decide what to call it, but since the cat seems to run this house, I thought I would call it The Cat Rules.

At the moment I am watching the election. I am not in mourning (I am thanking whoever is watching over me for this), but in celebration - woohoo.

I went to Braidwood and Bungendore today to see the quilts on display, and was too tired to go to an election party - do I ever regret that now. I have felt safe enough tonight to speak to my mate and union rep from work and to not worry about getting struck down by lightning.

I have just heard that Howard has rung Rudd to concede defeat, I want to see him on tv so I can tape it for when I am depressed.

... this blog is not supposed to be about politics, but about gardening, quilting, knitting and of course the cat. I managed to get some photos of her today, any tips for getting photos of the cat would be appreciated.

I am looking forward to learning how blogs work, and showing my friends photos of what is happening in my life, whether it is the garden or craft. I am planting the tomatoes tomorrow, and I think I will be having a hangover as well. Yeah for a change of government