So today was the first day of winter, unless you go in for all that winter solstice stuff, I just go with the first of the month, easier for me to remember. The day started foggy but soon was to clear to a lovely day, a high of 17.5C, blue skies with some cloud around. Warm enough to have the French doors open upstairs while I did some sewing, another thing that has been rather neglected of late.
First though before anything was done today, after breakfast I had a cup of hibiscus tea sitting outside admiring the view, photos taken with my phone, so not the best. Not bad for winter eh?
Usually we have craft on Thursdays but not this week, so I thought well I might as well carry on with a quilt I started cutting out last week. It's a quilt set I found at an op shop some time ago, for $15. I had cut all the strips needed and managed to sew two of those together last week. Today I finished sewing all the strips together.
I'll go have a look tomorrow as I will be just up the road at the annual Fairfield Rotary Club Book fair, they hold one every year at Te Rapa racecourse. I will be armed with my list of wanted books and my trolley, Sue is meeting me there and has kindly offered to be Trolley Minder. Last year I had spent at least two hours looking through the books and found quite a few on my wanted list, some that I'd had difficulty finding up until that point. I left my trolley unattended for no more than five to ten minutes and when I returned some bugger had helped themselves to some of me books! Well I was spitting I can tell ya! I even stood there and yelled out, "Who's taken me bloody books?" To which no-one replied, just stared at me for a bit then looked down and carried on as if nothing had happened! Bastards! I was traumatised and still need counselling. It ain't happening this year, I'm making a sign...
Touch my books
I smash your face!
or maybe this one...
Reckon it'll work?
Talking of books, I'm currently reading Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. The film of the same name is based on her memoir and is one of my favourite movies.
I'm doing very well with my book challenge, I'll update you on that another time.
I have been trying to catch up on some blog reading too, there's a lot to read, you bloggers have been busy. I hope to catch up and leave comments soon.
But for now I shall go catch up on some TV, Joe has gone to bed, he's working some long hours lately and having really early starts, so he's knackered. We need a holiday, a Pacific Island sounds good round about now!
Last thing, not only is today the first day of winter, it also means it's only eighteen months to the wedding!! Gulp!
Until next time ya'all