There are things that I haven't blogged about, and I wish I had, but there weren't any photos, and we're really busy right now... Insert excuse here... So I'll just mention that at the end of November Mereth and I packed the car full of quilts and went to Pirie to give a talk to the quilting group there. We had a wonderful night, showing the group our quilts, that showcased our progression from beginner handquilters to professional machine quilters. We enjoyed chatting to like-minded quilters, and had a lovely surprise seeing our Auntie Edna, who is a member of this group. It was lovely to catch up, and also see what this group has been making; they have some talented quilters there.
We also had fun one afternoon, picking up pea straw from our friend Helen's farm. It was baled and sitting in the field, and we took two cars and trailers and went off to load up what we wanted for our gardens.
You'll thank me for not having detailed photos of the next incident. Yesterday we went to the beach, and the dogs had a lovely run. However, Dolly got so hot she went right out in the water where we couldn't get to her, lay down and then drank a bellyful of salt water. She looked like a little barrel, her stomach was wider than her chest.
The sad thing is, she probably doesn't connect the digestive mayhem with drinking sea water, so she's likely to do it again. She's earning the right to never get off the leash again! This is one of the drawbacks of having a dog with personality; she livens up any outing, and not always in a good way, but I love her anyway.