Luv. Dear. Duck. : all terms used, particularly in shops, by older people. I'd rather be a 'Luv' than a 'Guy'. I resent being called a 'Guy'. A guy is a man. But "What is this thing called, luv?", is a question we all might have asked this morning.
Rain. It rained for about 90 minutes and we all went and stood out in the rain. Looked at the rain in the tub. Ran about when the thunder clapped. Walked in the last of the shower. What a nice surprise to have rain at last.
Hobart, the Southern Capital, has 600ml of rain a year. That's half of Sydney's total. We are regularly in drought, even though on the West Coast they have literally metres of rain a year. They announce Outside Days at School, instead of Inside Days. You do everything in the rain on the West Coast as a matter of course.
Gilly has had a Wonky Eye for a day and a half. I promised myself that if it was wonky this morning we'd go to the Vet. And so we did. Gilly was so good for Dr Liz. She had some local and dye in her eye which showed there were no scratches. They had to take her out the back to turn her third eyelid inside out with tweezers because she was trying to hide under my dress. She was perfectly behaved. It didn't hurt. There was no grass seed, she has a little conjunctivitis and so we have eye ointment.
Peri welcomed her home and they ran about. Gilly must have smelled of the vet. They were happy to be together again.
Peri and Gilly had a special treat. Their new favourite thing is sugar snap peas. They were on sale for $7 a kilo so I bought some. They snap them up!! You can see the remnants of the dye in the corner of Gilly's eye.
The weather is hot. I know the BOM says it was 28*C yesterday, but if you stand in the backyard in the full glare of the Sun for three minutes, it's 38*C.
I wore my Mashup dress in public. The straps feel a little insecure and I hitch them up a lot, but as a wearable toile it is a success. Next time I would put a zip in the side and also add a little to the neckline so I could pull the bodice down a bit further to get rid of the gathers on the princess seams. I can see all the bruises on my arms from where Miss Lorelai Gilmore treads on me. I do bruise very easily now.
I have a new pattern ready to mash up for a dress in March. I'm thinking of a play on Klingon Kleavage.
I shall make View B with the short sleeves, and leave the high neckband in place. Then I shall put a sweetheart or some such neckline so that there is a cut out where you can see Klingon Kleavage. Should be an interesting design!!
I am ready to start on my Posher Frock to wear in a week. I have decided to use my first Amazing Fit pattern, but I shall shorten the long sleeves, rather than have the puff sleeves the pattern uses. Using the 13th dress length means I can wear my aqua wedges or 'pear' coloured shoes and take my small aqua handbag. I have nothing better to think about.
I am very excited because tomorrow we have our first Sewing of the year where we look at the Craftsy Block of the Month 2013 and all our material and catch up together. Yay!! I must decide what to cook to take with me. Red Velvet Cupcakes, Nigella's Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Meringues?? I see a theme there. I made Nigella's Meringue Gelato Cake for dessert on Sunday, served with this chocolate sauce. MrsDrWho said the sauce was very rich, so next time I would not make quenelles, I would zap it in the microwave and pour a little over
There is still no knitting. It needs to be cooler.