Sunday, February 28, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
The branches were quite soft and easy to shred. We bought the shredder a couple of years ago and I really love it! I love shredding branches and re-use it in the garden. There are branches from different trees that are not suitable for shredding, like banana leaves, palm leaves and not to forget lemon tree and bougainvillea branches that are full of thorns! I have tried shredding branches from these trees too, but bananas and palms have too much fiber in the branches and as I mentioned; the others have thorns.
The shredded "lila" branches, together with some branches from "bottle brush" and "filao", all ended up in the strawberries and leek bed. :)
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
My partner is Diane (no blog) from the US. I decided to cross-stitch a card. It is embellished with pink Mill Hill seed beads around the heart, which is not very visible on the photo.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Finally the parcel arrived - yesterday! I purchased these Homespun Elegance patterns end of December 2009! It took that long time, because the shop was sold out for one pattern and it took time getting it in stock again.
I'm deadly in love HE designs! I wish I could have bought all the Christmas patterns, especially the oh so darling Santa's from the Cinnamon Stick Collection! Aren't they cute?! Perhaps I should put up a "Wish List" - just in case.... (Hint! Hint!) :))
Friday, February 5, 2010
Some "terrific" thunderstorms hit yesterday and during the night! It has been so hot, humid and sultry for days so something had to happen. Yesterday morning we went grocery shopping and on our way back home we were hit by a thunderstorm. We don't have a car, so we usually walk it to the supermarkets in the area, which is very good exercise! :) I don't like thunderstorms that much, bad experiences from where I grew up where lightning hit off and on. Some years ago a lightning hit our neighbor house (in Norway) - it burnt down - sadly. I didn't feel very safe walking in an open space yesterday, with an umbrella over my head - have heard about too many scary accidents where people have been hit...! We were soaked when we returned home! I have mentioned earlier I don't mind being soaked by tropical rain and this time I loved it too! It feels so good after a warm shower, dry clothes to put on and something warm to drink; this time "French Vanilla" coffee and Cadbury Wholenut! YUMMY!! :) The thunderstorms continued during the night so I didn't sleep very well. A house not far from us was hit by the lightning, it hit the solar panel (I think it was) on the roof... and made quite some damages inside the house too. There was a blackout all over the island for approx 5 hours during the night - what a "terrific" weather! I hope there won't be any thunderstorms tonight! I want a good night's sleep! Oh no! What did I say?! I hear the thunder in the distance now....... :((