The weather today is absolutely disgusting - raining, snowing, sleeting, melting snow, floods in the fields, wet and squelchy everywhere. Oh, and did I mention that it is also cold? It is a day to stay indoors and do jobs. So that is what I am doing.
I have tidied my files in the computer and put everything neatly in folders; somehow that is not as satisfying as doing it in "real life" - I haven't got a neat pile of folders sitting on the shelf, just on a cyber shelf I suppose.
The thaw is promoting some wonderful icicles - look at these lovely ones over our shower room. I read in the paper that someone threatened a man with a huge icicle but that it would not come to court because the evidence would have melted - not sure whether it was fact or joke!
I have started on my next project. Now that I have written out my poetry and made a bag to keep the book in I was searching for my next project and hit upon the idea of making one or two books - one may be to chart happenings on the farm, this one to be done in photography, writings and embroidery; also one on my family history which can be passed on to the next generation. So I have started by making a book cover - or at least a front cover. I have posted a picture above - not finished but work in progress.
Fiona of Marmalade Rose (see my blog list) has a new resolution to sew for at least twenty minutes as day and she has now got a group of sewing ladies to join her in the resolution. What a splendid idea for this weather and what a good discipline. My personality is such that unless I have the discipline of some project or other to keep me going in this weather I will end up sitting in front of the wood-burner toasting crumpets or lolling about doing nothing - and that will never do, will it? (Please don't answer that)
For my bloggy friends in Melbourne, I see that yesterday was incredibly hot and that forest fires are a real possibility in the hot dry weather. From my desk here in the awful weather I find it hard to imagine what the heat is like - but I do send you my commiserations and I do hope you manage to keep cool while we are all huddling round the fire.