Phew...... It is 12.01 am on May 1st, and I just put the last stitch in my Four Seasons swap quilt so it WILL be mailed on time.
So it is a double celebration, because today we took possession of the farm next door. Well, we kind of took over a few weeks ago, it is all completely burnt and most ploughed ready to put lots of that beautiful yellow canola in, but today was the official changeover. The owner is retiring, but staying in the beautiful old house indefinitely, we don't need it...yet.
My girl has decided that it is to be her farm and she is entertaining us hugely with her plans to make money to buy it off us and then her changes and what she is going to farm! She paid for two of the latest calves with her pocket money and birthday money-people gave her birthday money and asked what toy she would get, you should have seen the jaws drop when she answered, "a farm!" She thinks if she buys and sells over the next 8 years she should have farm money and a herd!
We went through the house the other day and she is madly working out where her stuff will go and how many pets she can jam into the formal lounge (??)
She has had a remarkable turnaround since Monday, assisted by a phone consultation with the woman who fixed her in December...so I am still trying to be an alternative therapy believer-it is hard not to be when your daughter is now dancing around the house and intending going to football tomorrow night. So some of the stress is gone from our house for now.
I am hoping she lets me pick fruit from her fig tree when she takes over, I have never had a prolific one and I think I am going to love the new farm's one..
I just love figs-and fig jam. The owner can remember eating figs from it when he was a boy so it is quite old but still fruit bearing. The walnut tree beside it looks good as well.
But this will definitely stay-you can't beat a good windmill at dusk.
My lovely friend, Susan who has now been on the other side of the country for nearly a year, sent me some pics tonight. Remember when I auditioned sashing ideas for her Roman Holiday, well here it is with the red I sent her, i think she has done a great job.
I think if you click on it you could see the stitcheries better. Susan does great stitcheries...and a happy slightly belated birthday Susan as well-still miss you!
Now it is 12.26 am, where does the day go? Have a good one, wherever you are, Tracey