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Sunday, November 27, 2011

"The Week that was."

Hello,

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Lovely cooler day here today which is a relief after the events of the week.


Earlier on in the week I made a journal cover with one of the free fabrics I received recently. I decided to add a  garden stitchery to the front. I will be using this next year to write down what we have planted and the produce we pick from the garden each day. I did this a few years back and was quite surprised with the amounts of home grown produce we did eat. I dressed the lady in a purple outfit because this scene just made me think of that poem "When I am old I will wear purple."


On Wednesday morning I happened to look out the kitchen window and saw that a fire in the paddock across the road had just started. A worker had been using a ride-on-mower to clear around the row of trees, which caused a spark. It spread so quickly. The fire brigade came with two trucks and the owner had a bulldozer clearing a firebreak. I have never seen grown men activate themselves so quickly. I know the farmer who owns the property next to it was not very happy about it. Of course later on in the day we turned on the news and saw the devastation caused by fires down at Margaret River. It really made me realise that if something like this happened  and if it got more dangerous we would definitely leave and be safe. Because we live close to the water tanks our water pressure is a lot lower than other areas in town.


I did receive my charm pack which I won from Johanna, I have a  plan for this. It will be a project on the list for next year. Thanks Johanna.

It has been a busy week with an end of year lunch for our sewing group and garden club. I am glad we have these functions in November and not December. I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Happy days.
Bev C

21 comments:

rosie said...

Bev, I'm so glad that the fire didn't reach you. My heart goes out to those who have lost their homes in the fires near you..
Your little gardners journal is just lovely. You should fill it quickly with the produce you grow. Hope you are having a great weekend..

Michelle said...

That fire looked a little too close for my liking... pleased it didn't turn into anything major for you!
Cute journal... I wonder what you will use the charm squares for...:o)

Celia said...

The journal cover is so adorable. The view of your window is so nice.

Anita said...

Hi Bev,
Glad that fire was found in time, so much damage can happen. Hopefully there won't be any fire sirens today. Love your journal. Regards, Anita.

Fiona said...

Oh Bev, I do find bush fires scary... glad it was put out... the gardeners journal is fantastic... I love the picture and I do remember loving that poem at school... can also eat a pound of sausages at one time!!! such a pretty charm pack you won....
Hugz

Maria said...

Bev so pleased they were able to contain the fire. Like you I am off if there is a fire.
Yeh!! I wear Purple and a Red Hat. LOL.
Love the bum!!!
Nice gift from Johanna. It says "thank you" on the card.

Melody said...

So glad you are safe. Your journal cover is lovely and what a great idea to keeo a garden journal.

Christine M said...

Glad to hear you were safe from the fire. Our plan here is to leave if there is a fire too. We can always rebuild but you can't replace people. Your journal looks great. Love the stitchery.

shez said...

glad to hear that the fire was put out quickly,what a fright you must've got be. Love your stitchery and lucky you ,lovely win

Val said...

Lucky the fire brigade got onto the grass fire quickly. I love your garden journal cover and the charm pack fabric looks really pretty.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

That journal cover looks familiar Bev...I have just not finished that block for A Gardeners Journal quilt...I'd go to if there was a fire...Glad that fire didn't take over...That charm pack is so cute, I've not seen that before...Have a great week...Dzintra xo

Wee Little Birds said...

So glad the fire didn't reach your home. The fires at Margret River have been just dreadful. Love your garden journal what a great idea

Karen said...

Love your fabric and the sewing!
So pleased your fire was contained so quickly and safely. Your state has had enough, and it is only November!!

Ellen said...

Your journal looks great and I love the idea of keeping a journal about the goings on in the garden. I think we forget about how much we receive from our garden each year! Glad to hear the fire was controlled so quickly.

73mw said...

Ohhh that fire does look close - thank goodness that the men activated themselves in a speedy fashion and caught it before it got out of hand.

Such an adorable garden journal cover - it reminds me of that poem too...

Looking forward to seeing what you do with those cute charm squares.

Terriaw said...

Your journal cover is so adorable! Love that stitchery framed by a perfect choice of fabric. Scary to see that fire was so close!

Hope you have fun dream about what to make with those new charm squares.

Sue said...

I'm glad your local fire was controlled so quickly. V. scarey!
Love the stitching on your journal though, so cute.

Narelle said...

I just love the view of your stitchery :o) The journal is a lovely idea.
Glad the fire was contained quickly...we're watching one close to our boundary today.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hi Bev,

So good to hear that your property and your neighbors are okay. I’m sure a lot of panic there. Looks like some beautiful sunny days over in your part of the world. We are having some amazing weather here too. What an adorable journal cover and love the embroidery design too. A couple questions: Do use a stabilizer on your hand embroidery work? What type of embroidery thread to you use? Your stitching is really nice.
Have a beautiful week.
Blessings,
Bobbie Lynn

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world!

Ирина said...

the cover is really great!))