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Saturday, April 2, 2016

A day to myself

Today, DH went into town to follow up on some genealogical matters, so I had the day to myself. After a restless night on Thursday, I felt like sleeping in and woke refreshed around 9am. I started the day slowly, with coffee and my usual perusal of Facebook, hotmail, news and Pinterest. While posting to my last board on 'Flapper Dresses' I  came across more fashion photos and started another board, 'Edwardian fashion'. I think I like it almost better than the 20's look. Such a pity we don't wear silk, lace and velvet any more. I think the fashion of the 'belle epoque' was so flattering for women  of all shapes.
Later, I headed to Sunbury and dropped into the market, where a friend of mine was selling some jewellery. We had a coffee and then I went to Bunnings (yes, I know I had boycotted them, but I had to get certain things I could not find at Masters). Now I'm addicted to stationery shops, but I'm finding I rather like hardware shops too.
After lunch I watched a couple of episodes of 'Spooks', one of my favourite series, and found two large male kangaroos, one on the front yard, and one in the back paddock. I think the one out front (below) is Big Jack, but the other one was quite impressive too.

Meanwhile, Pretzel was sleeping the day away under his blanket, with one ear, some paws and a little bit of tail showing.  He had the right idea.
At Mary's the other day I discovered some new wool, so I got these balls for a scarf. The colours look a lot brighter than they actually are, and go well together.
I'm about to unsew some quilting on my (not so) secret quilt project, grrr! Anyway, it's not too much, and I don't really care if it looks a little wonky. Tomorrow I'll sew the binding and hanging sleeve on. Then for the great reveal.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely to have a slow start to the day Donna...have the male kangaroos separated now with one in the front and one in the back? Love that wool, it will make a great scarf. Love the Pretzel photo!! Offto have a look at some Edwardian fashion....love velvet and lace!!