Sometimes the landscapers decide they don't want the trees immediately, even when they have ordered them - these trees below are waiting for the landscaper to say he is ready. They can live like that quite happily for a month or two, provided it is not the middle of summer. All very fascinating.
After this excursion was out of the way, and another concert the next day, I finally had time to make a silk paper book cover for my son's partner who has a birthday this weekend. Iwas getting a bit panicked as I had to have it sent by Monday to make sure it reached Canberra by Friday.
I am pretty chuffed with this piece of silk which I dyed using Landscape dyes bought when I was at the Wrapt in Rocky Forum. I had never heard of them before Jacinta showed us what to do with them. I only took 20 minutes from starting to measure out the powder to hanging the silk on the line to dry!!! I used the microwave and it worked beautifully. I can't wait to do some more experimenting.
I hope this book cover fits, Nat has a ring binder she is keeping all the bits and pieces in while they are planning a wedding for the end of next year - this should look a bit more attractive than a black cover I hope. Again I used some techniques I learnt at the Forum, but I should have taken more extensive notes, or done more practising as soon as I came home............sound familiar to anyone?
We are in the middle of another large rain event here, absolutely revolting weather to be outside in, and unfortunately I had to make three trips out today, but we are now safely tucked up inside for the night. There were several predictions about this rain, from several long range forecasters in different parts of the country and also from the weather bureau, with estimates ranging from 50 - 500 mm for the amount of rain. I can tell you, many of the flood victims from last February have been packing death, hoping the same thing is not happening all over again. So far, we have had about 60 mm I think, but over a 24 hour period. Now we have a strong wind as well, but the garden is loving it.
I am off to bed to snuggle down and listen to the rain from there.