Tax time is here. I know this is because appliances are carking it left, right and centre. It happens every year and if I was not so lazy I would link to years gone by. So far it has been the hair dryer, the sewing machine and yesterday my camera.
I took photos on our walk and then put the camera in my bag and when I was at The Library it was broken. Somehow, somewhere, the screen must have been hit. Hard. I really can't remember it happening. I shall have to buy a new camera. Any recommendations?? Really, I do need some or I will just buy the exact same camera again. Not that I mind, it is good, and takes video as well as stills. Plus, as a bonus, I know how to work it and do the things I want to do.
This means that though I can take pictures, I can't look at the screen to see what I am doing, so all the photos from now on will be Surprise Pictures. MrsDrWho is of the opinion that it will make no difference to the pictures as I am so pants at photography any way!! I have to agree!!
I bought myself some small presents from Esme's shop to cheer myself up, but I am far from a Georgette Heyer Decline!!! First some gorgeous hand dyed embroidery thread. Quite a few lovely variegated greens. I had to choose as they are $6-60, so I could only have one.
Then an accidental purchase of one of Lynette Anderson's buttons which comes with a pattern for embroidery and appliqué. It is a Button of the Month and there will be ten I think, all on the garden theme, and at the end it will make something. I know not what.
And then because The BlackSpot of DoomLight had not have enough staff serving and I had to leave, I bought some polar fleece to make a hot water bottle cover for Mrs GardyGardener at Esme's as well. She wanted it to be blue, but I think this might be blue enough.
I accidentally bought The Labradors an expensive chew bone. The label on the shelf said $3-99 but they were actually $9-99. Oh well, they enjoyed them!!! They both look really worried. I reckon they thought I was going to take these wonderful bones away from them. Gilly was not quite sure whether to play or eat!!
My Puppy Gloves are coming along well. I have one finger, one thumb (one arm, one leg, one nod of the head: Keep moving) completed. I was going to knit whilst I listened to the talk at The Library, but I left one needle at home.
MrsDrWho is momentarily back from the Deep South, and so I am going to tea tonight. I am thinking of cooking a baked cheesecake this afternoon.
Meanwhile, I am waiting for one more piece of paper and then I can go and 'do' my tax return. Peri is helping. I know there is the word 'stress' in the picture, but I think Peri looks so happy and relaxed in the Sun. She's worn out form the excitement of Nineses (we have our Elevenses with The GardyGardeners early now)