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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Rabbit,Shirt,Sunflower and Storms.


Well what an interesting couple of days we have had recently. Lots of lightning thunder and we even managed to get some rain. Our first lot of rain for the year. Unlike other places which received massive amounts we received 14.5mls up until 9.00am on Tuesday and we got another 6.5mls up until 9.00am on Wednesday. The gardens are looking refreshed and all that dust on the roof has been washed away. Here is a little sneak peak of our "Stitching Challenge" Anita are doing each month. This month we got to make something with Fiona's rabbit stitchery. I made it into something for Lucy and she saw it in her room when she got home from school yesterday. She thought it was cool,which is great.
Yesterday I made this shirt out of some material I had in my cupboard. I made a tab front shirt out of the same material a few years back. I had just finished sewing and over locking it and was ready to press it when I realised I had sewn one of the sleeves inside out. It took me just as long to unpick the over locking and sewing as it did to make the shirt. Luckily I was able to match up the stripes quite easily.

Look what came into flower in the garden. I planted 4 of Peter's sunflower seeds recently in a raised veggie bed. Three of them decided to grow. This is the shortest one and it is in full flower today. The other two will most probably open there heads in the next day or so.

Ian passed on some photo's of the storm Perth had on Monday,this is driving through the Northbridge Tunnel. The speed limit in the tunnel is 80km per hour. I can't imagine anyone was doing that on Monday. Though they were probably safer in the tunnel as there are thousands of cars damaged by hail. David has our Ute and this has been damaged by hail. There is gong to be up to a two year wait because of the massive amount of work needed to be done by repairers and panel beaters. Luckily David was not driving in the bad weather he was at Uni that day and had to travel home by train. The train stopped about ten times so the journey was a bit longer though he was dry.

This is inside the library of the University of West Australia which received a massive amount of damage including having heritage lead light windows smashed to pieces by hail. Perth has never seen a storm like it.
I tried to make a very small doll today. After painting sewing stuffing etc I decided doll making was not for me. Especially one so small. Oh well onto something else now.
Happy days.
Bev C


Pauline said...

Hi Bev, Had a chuckle about your shirt sleeve. I remember once making a gored skirt in which half the gores were inside out. Today it would probably be highly fashionable but no such luck back then. Peter's sunflower is beautiful; those seeds did well, didn't they? Thanks for the photos of the storm, I heard about it from someone at work, good to see the pics!

aussiequilter said...

You busy girl Bev !Love your bright sunflower and maybe I could send you some of our rain although it doesn't look like Perth needed it! cheers Teri

Maria said...

What I can see of your bunny is cute.
Lucky you could match up your sleeve. I always do things like that too.LOL
I was also e-mailed the photos of the storm. Lots of rain!!! My DD2 house was flooded in kids bedrooms and study.

country mouse said...

WOW that's a lot of rain!! I'm on the other side of the globe so we just got done with lots of snow here, but now we are headining into severe weather season, so we may see our share here in the near future. Very cute bunny, can't wait to see the rest of the project. Looks like you have been keeping busy with lots of great projects. Hope you have a great day!

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

hi Bev, what a hoot sewing your arm in backwards/inside out!!! Easy to do huh.
My daughter lives in Perth, and she sent some photos over, she said that she was driving at the time the storm hit, and it was totally freaky!
Your sunflower looks so bright and wonderful - how nice for autumn

Simone de Klerk said...

Cute bunny! What fun to have a project like that each month. The storm pictures really look scary.
Great job on the shirt you made. Perfect match, those lines!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Ha ha Bev that would be something I would do...sew it inside out!!! Wow that storm had a lot of water...amazing!!!

Bobbie Lynn said...

HI Bev,
Wow, what a storm you had there. What a pretty sunflower and I need to get my seeds in some soil soon. They are a must in my yard and I'm glad that I found some container Sunflowers so we can put them in some nice terra cotta pots.

I thought I only did things like that. I sewed one of the front panels to a blouse the wrong way and not only did I do it one but twice. Boy I was upset.

Be safe if you have to be out in the rain and Happy sewing tomorrow with the girls.
Bobbie Lynn

Eggs In My Pocket said...

You made me smile with your shirt sleeve...........I know how it feels when these things happen! Beautiful sunflower!blessings,Kathleen

Natalie Ross said...

Hiya Bev,

I watched on the news about the Perth storm......just unbelievable! First Melbourne , now Perth whose next. Hopefully not Sydney.It's all a bit weird isn't it! Amazing pics. Looks like the sunflower survived and thankfully for that....it is just divine!!!

Have a great weekend!
Natalie :-)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Glad to hear that you were OK during the storm - it certainly was an experience! Your new shirt looks great!

Jossie said...

Sorry I was not here for a while. Had such a busy week I got far behind in reading and writing. The bunny is cute Bev. And your shirt turned out well. Can imagine that unpicking was #@#%$@!
How lucky you were to get some rain! I saw on TV that some more rain is really needed in Australia. Wish I could send you a few buckets from here.
Lucy looked so pretty in het beautiful dress. I'll bet she had a great time.