Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Eventful day...for some!

I had a fairly quiet day today. I did actually have to get up at 5 am to check the pool cover was on tight when a gale force wind woke me. Then the kids and I caught up with friends in town, had lunch at our new and improved golden arches and went to see "Horton hears a Who" with other friends as a School holiday treat. Visited a few more people on the way home and other than having to dodge branches on the road, life was quite sedate.

Got home to find my DH had spent the day slightly differently: cutting up branches off our big fallen houseyard tree, replacing iron off my MIL's roof, refastening our solar heating pipes to our roof and, wait for it, putting out a fire on our property, caused when the power lines rubbed together from the wind and sparked. It only burnt about 20 acres, but required 4 trucks to put it out in 100km winds. Nearly got 1000 rolls of hay, that would have been sad.

So I just got home in time to get him a beer and play supportive wife, rather than having to be the one on the roof in 100km winds with the ladder blowing over! Darn!

Good news though, I got great mail. My Spring quilt swap came from mary@ Needled mom.

It is gorgeous and so beautifully made, here are my other swaps as well. They are all gorgeous.

Winter from wendy

(no blog)

Autumn, from Amy, the Calico cat.

Pleased i have started mine, some progress next post, Tracey


Ruth's Place said...

I was wondering how you were going with all the wind!

Your season quilts look great.

Cascade Lily said...

OMG the winds are terrible! We're having them here in Canberra too. My mum in Melbourne said they had a long blackout today and the West Gate Bridge was shut!

I can't believe you've received your spring swap quilt already! It's very nice :)

I've made a start on mine...finally!

Linda said...

I bet you were glad you were in town and not up a ladder....just the thought of it makes me giddy. Lovely swap quilt.

Needled Mom said...

Those winds sound beastly. Our windy season is in the fall when we make headlines with all of the fires.

Glad that you enjoyed the quilt. I am surprised it arrived as quickly as it did. I love the settings where you photograph your quilts. Very nice.

Diana said...

Sounds like you lucked out all the way around! My question is, ONLY 20 acres? That sounds like a whole lot of land!

Calidore said...

Sounds like some had a good day while others worked...vbg. At least we didn't get the damage like you did although the dust has to be seen to be believed...groan. The mud that came with the few spots of rain we had didn't help.
Love the Swap quilts - simply stunning. You are spoilt.

Carol said...

Wow! What a fabbo blog header.

It was windy wasn't it!! Love the last pic of the quilt, looks like the storm is brewing in the background. It would look sensational of gift cards!!!

Jelly Wares said...

Sounds like DH had a pretty hectic day... Lucky you were there to offer support at the end of the day.. ;)
Love all of the quilts you've received from the swaps and can't wait to see the progress you've made on yours..


Clare said...

Lovely lovey swaps. Can't wait to see yours.

I think you chose a good time to be out of the house ;-)

loulee1 said...

LOL Just another day then!

Lovely lovely quilts.

Libby said...

Oh my - so glad the fire was stopped before substantial damage occurred *yikes* Love your swap quilt . . . oh heck, I love 'em all *s*

Finn said...

Wow, that is some wind Tracey! Lucky you didn't blow away...we'd have been collecting you over here on our side of the pond *VBS*, but happily *VBS*
Great pics, love the new header's a great one. Love the quilts on the chicken wire. You have a nice collection of small quilts started there. Hope you get some stitching time. Hugs, Finn