This was my view from the car window on Friday afternoon as I came home from shopping
Spectacular isn’t it? The mountains are constantly changing, I can’t get enough of them.
I began a new quilt this weekend. I had some 1/4 square trianges left over from the last quilt so I pieced them into this:
I think I’ll space them with plain white squares and make a little cot sized quilt. I also began knitting a hat, but forgot to take pictures. Because the weather has turned cold again I have moved the sewing machine and assorted accessories back out into the living room. I have to say that Gorgeous Man is most tolerant of the mess. I’ll have to clean it up soon though.
Sunday morning Gorgeous Man suggested that we go shopping. We decided to visit Canal Walk, a very large shopping centre that we’d heard about, but never visited. On the way we discovered a junk market. We love markets, but this is the first one we’ve seen here. So we pulled over and had a bit of a look. There was a lot of junk. One thing we noticed was that they start late. Markets like that in Australia would begin at about 6am (and the dealers would be there even earlier) while here it was 10am and people were still setting up.
Canal Walk was huge and very ritzy. I discovered a yarn store and, when I asked about sock wool, was told of a store that allegedly has sock wool in colours (the only sock wool I’ve found here so far is brown and black), now I just have to psyche myself up enough to drive (on the freeways) somewhere new. I have a terrible sense of direction and also have trouble following a map. Maybe I’ll have to be extra nice to Gorgeous Man.
We had a great lunch from a little noodle bar I had egg noodles with chicken and vegetable stirfry and a peanut sauce. I love Asian, Thai, Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese. In Australia Asian food is much more common than here. A matter of geography and proximity I guess.
Fat boy continues to venture outside. Sunday morning, just as we were about to leave, we spotted him here,
This is our back wall, and yes, that is an electric fence on top of it. It came with the house. We are one of the ‘border’ houses in the security complex, hence the fence. I have to admit living behind an electric fence freaked me out a bit when we first moved in, but it is part of life here.
The lines in front of the wall are our clothes line. I really miss my Hills Hoist, this one is so low that sheets and Gorgeous Man’s pants sometimes drag on the ground.
The funny thing with the cat was that he couldn’t get down and needed to be assisted by Gorgeous Man. I’m sure Fat Boy would have worked it out eventually, I think sometimes he just pretends to be stupid and helpless.
I had great plans for Sunday afternoon productivity crafty wise, but I think I overdid it with the shopping. I’ve got a touch of the flu and when I got home I just crashed and slept. I should probably have stayed home Sunday, but when a Gorgeous Man offers to take you shopping (I got new shoes) and to lunch, how can you say no.
Finally, I seem to be unable to leave comments on typepad blogs, so if I usually comment on your blog and I haven’t been there lately that’s why. Does anyone have any suggestions for correcting this. I type in the comment and it just disappears…
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