Well folks, I can check off another landscape project from my list! What do you think?....
Here is the original photo for you
Used with the always-kind
- There are all sorts of bag patterns for pretty much anything you can think of HERE. Better pour yourself a cuppa before you go though!
- The San Francisco School of Needlework and Design (SNAD) has a new challenge entitled 'Choices' and you may read more about it HERE.
- Have a look through the portfolio of......................
It's been one of THOSE days. You know the ones - the ones where you start the day off badly and then it goes pretty much down the pooper even more as the day goes on?
Well, to explain further - I normally try to get my blog post ready to go the day before I am planning to publish so yesterday was THE DAY. It all began, as days sometimes do here at Chez Magpie, with the dead-asleep-bolt-out-of-bed-at-the-inhumane-hour-of-6:23am telephone call. A near-death experience let me tell you - on BOTH sides of the phone! Telemarketers should face the firing squad if they call at that hour of the morning.
Just after breakfast a knock at the door which yielded a contractor, here to look at the long-awaited (over two years!) need for paint on our very peeling balcony. Good news.
We were told (by a very in-your-face but masked individual) that they would be back in less than two hours and could we move everything off the balcony before then. So....Resident Chef and I, being the obedient (and gullible) sorts that we are, undertook the Grande Removal caper and hauled all the furniture and heavy pots of vegetables into the living room. And we waited. After supper we hauled them all back out again. The astute of you will have noticed there has been nothing said about any painting having been done. It's Friday now and common sense dictates that they won't be here today either - after all it's Friday and reason enough for them not to show but they're also, we suspect, coming from the city so they won't want to bother. But....just in case....we have to be here, poised to do the heavy lifting....again.
Fast forward to this morning (Friday) and my smug thoughts of being able to simply go to my blog, push the publish button and all would be well. Hmmm. Somehow a gremlin got into my computer and removed over half of my post - including all but one of the links I had for you. I could, if I were a good blogger, have gone and found you more but instead I chose to rant.
And what, I wonder, does that tell you about me?
I went searching for a good quote about frustration and found this instead....