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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Hot weather pursuits

Go away Mum.

It is a bit hot today and apparently it is going to be worse tomorrow. The best thing to be doing besides floating around in a pool or taking a dip at the beach would be nothing. Much like our dog, Arrow and cat, Puss have been doing all day. That is what they do most days but now they have an excuse.

I've been getting out early. Watering whatever needs to be watered and even a planting a few things. A block of corn went out into the garden today so I sowed another batch of seeds in the greenhouse in hopes of some succession success.

What I haven't done is bake. I just don't want to turn on the oven. I prefer to bake in the middle of the day but I think I will have to change my schedule and get it done early or late (just like everything else).

What I have been doing when it is too hot outside, is make some Christmas cards and it's fun. I was inspired by creations on Pinterest for the buttony cards and truly they are the easiest things to make. No instructions required at all. I saw Santa in a quilting magazine and decided to paint him on a card rather than a quilt (I'm not too happy with how this one turned out). I've also made a couple of things for Grace's birthday but they are top secret.

I'm making Christmas cards for the Down to Earth forum swap. I'm making an ornament too but I'm still procrastinating working on that. If I have your address, more than likely you will find a card from me in your letter box this year. If I don't have your address but you would like a card just email (my email address is on my profile page) me your postal address and I'll do my best.

Stay cool (or warm) .
Tracy

9 comments:

shez said...

what beautiful cards tracy ,i seen the xmas decoration swap on the forum and i did think about it but i am in roughly 10 xmas swaps already,lol,so i thought i had better not.xx

Jodie said...

It was really hot here today too Tracy!!! Your cards are gorgeous... Great type of craft for these hot days, that's for sure...

Take Care :)

Zara said...

Ohh such a cute cat you have there, beautiful markings.
The button cards are beautiful. x

The Little Acre that Could said...

Oh, wow! This is my first experience reading from someone who is getting ready for Christmas in the heat as I'm from Canada and am sitting here in my hoodie thinking about Christmas. lol Great cards!

Fiona said...

very hot and dry.... stay cool.... lovely cards... what a clever idea...
Hugz

africanaussie said...

Wow that hot already? I find during the summer it is definitely better to do things early in the day. I love your cards. I have joined the christmas ornament swap as well - it sounds like fun.

Karen said...

I love the cards, they look fantastic!

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

The Christmas cards are beautiful!! I agree that when it's hot, who wants to turn on the oven? Love the cat photo - too sweet.

Val said...

Your cards are wonderful! I love the button wreath especially.