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Ten years

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G'day all!

Today marks ten years since we first moved to the US.

Ten

whole

years.

My doesn't the time fly?

It has been interesting - I've learned a heap along the way, seen a bunch of stuff.  I've learned and grown and changed.  One can't really help it.

And I must publish this as a little note so that it gets today's date on it, not tomorrow's - 23 June 2017 is ten years since Colorado.



Ten years, stretching out.  So many memories, good and bad!  Some of my writings from June 2007 are a hoot, so enjoy!

anon!

Heavens to Betsy, a finished object (or two)

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G'day all!

I've had a frantic few weeks.  Okay, couple of months.

We've finally reached a detente on the crappy weather here - we're getting glorious summery weather interspersed with mank - pretty typical in June here really.

I've been busy making a quilt.  I didn't realise making a quilt could be a full time job and more but boy did I work on that quilt for weeks for many many hours a day.  However, until it reaches its recipient, you can't see the quilt.

Instead, I offer you a bit of knitting.  It's a cardigan, believe it or not.  I started off with a bold choice for me - burgundy and gold and white stripes.  And I hated it.  Not me.  Not colours I wear or have stuff to wear under it.  So I changed it, overdyed the gold yarn to make it green, changed the burgundy for blue and SURPRISE!  Colours I will wear happily.


::Rolls eyes::

I've had some quilts done for ages.  I'm having a bit of a love/hate with the first one - I love the fabric, I thi…

The long winter

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aka the winter of our discontent.

G'day all!

Long time no blog.  It's been a pretty rancid winter here, cold, wet, even quite a few snow days!  And very very grey.



But Spring is now here, or at least the plants assure me that Spring is here - the (cherry) plums are flowering and so are the daffodils.  The crocuses have croaked and the pears are getting ready to flower, along with the tulips.  The stellate magnolias are coming into full bloom.





So nice to see Spring at last.



I've been making stuff all the way through.  DH started a new job and that has been umm interesting, often in the Confucian sense.  We've had a trip to California out of it, a trip that brought almost record amounts of rainfall to those parts (yay us?).  And we aren't mentioning politics but that is hella interesting too.  I have learned a lot about how politics works in the States over the last while.

If the weather continues to improve I might be able to get some outdoors shots of all the thing…