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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Gentle Days

It is school and work holidays and it is lovely. The days have a real gentle rhythm. I am really enjoying my time in the morning when it is just me, a cup of tea and some quiet meditation. I would like to sleep in but it is not in my make up, never has been. 


The weekend was hot but there has been a slight reprieve the last two day. Mid-thirties instead of 39℃ which doesn't sound like much at all really. On sunny, hot Sunday I got out the sewing machine and some vintage sheer fabric my great-uncle gave me. I made 8 produce bags of various sizes so when the garden isn't feeding us then I'll be prepared. I'm hoping to give them a trial run soon and then I can take some pictures of them in action. I've also been stitching a few stitches each day on my cross stitch until the evening light outside gets too low. Yarns are sorted for the big crochet project so it can start in earnest now.


 When I did my morning gardening yesterday I disturbed some sort of conversation between these two noisy miners. They were probably plotting how best to steal something from the garden.


I had company while I gardened. Happily said company was on the other side of the fence. The sheep always get a few bits and pieces when I'm working. I have a Chou Moellier kale growing which is a particular favourite along with dahlia flowers/leaves and any tomatoes I can spare. The chickens get the weeds and they are happy for that too.

I had a lovely surprise today. Amy from Love Made my Home popped back up in my reading list. It looks like 2019 might be the year for getting back to blogging across the board. I know I am glad to be back. Amy's blog has always been a friendly place and a good read too. Her Instagram feed is beautiful too.

Well, I have finished my tea and have work to do. Hope you have an interesting day.

Bye for now,
Tracy xo

11 comments:

Sheryl said...

Good morning my friend ,lovely post ,love the pic of the 2 minor birds plotting together on the fence,lol,hope you have a lovely day xx

kiwikid said...

Sounds like you are having wonderful go at your own pace days. Good you have weed eaters there!! Great iead for the bags.

kiwikid said...

Iead = idea!! Fumble fingers.

africanaussie said...

Hello Tracy, it is so good to see you back posting again. I agree this year seems to be the year a lot of languishing blogs have been revived! So far mine is just all in my mind! Lol! the photo with the two miners on the gate could be framed, what a lovely photo! Our weather has cooled down a bit now with cyclone penny hovering around!

mamasmercantile said...

Indeed it was a delight to see Amy back to blogging. The sheep photo made me smile. What a difference in our weather it is blowing a gale here.

Lilbitbrit said...

Lovely to have a nice quiet slow morning. I always enjoy your garden. Happy summer.

River said...

I like those calm days that just flow like a slow river. We have them here right now, but the heat will be ramping up again soon enough and the calm will disappear. I'll have the airconditioning on again, but it's not the same as fresh air from open doors and windows.

Jeanette said...

Love the calm days especially when it's cooler weather. Love the company you had, so cute. Hugs,xx

Ingrid said...

Que bueno que tuviste una pausa en este día. Se nota que lo disfrutaste mucho. Disculpa que no te respondí tu comentario días atrás, pero es que no me estaban llegando los mensajes al correo. Ya lo resolví, gracias a Dios. Recibe un fuerte abrazo venezolano!

Janice said...

It is so nice to have some quiet time with no pressure. You actually feel like doing things, as there isn’t the usual urgency. Your bags are a great idea. I love your feathered and wooly friends. Nice company to have. Here’s hoping a fewer more decide to return to blogging as I do miss so many.

Becky said...

I so wish I could sleep past 6 or 7 AM but growing up on a farm trains you to wake when the sun does or shortly after.