Snowdrops are Early

In spite of high winds there's a feeling of spring
in my garden,
the snow drops have popped out 
8 days earlier than last year.
Yes, I guess it's a bit obsessive to write that on the calendar ;)

The promise of spring,
warm days,


A Little Bit of Excitement

A new workstation!

Tired of having to pack up the dining table every time we wanted to use it, I decided
to let the moths out of my wallet and get another workstation!
There's a drawer for tools, another for glues.
 One for clamps, another for odds and ends of wood.
There is room for individual project drawers
so they can be stored and easily brought out
to continue work.
And, you can almost see the top of the fridge and freezer
that have been covered with 'stuff' for years
where it was within quick reach ;)

I've had one of these for my crochet work for a number of years and it sure makes life easier.
Wheel it away when the house if full of guests
and find what you're looking for with generally less frustration from searching.
I can still misplace things but not quite as easily as
when everything was shoved into boxes.


Just pottering around

It's mid-winter Downunder, meaning time to do the heavier gardening.
Not a lot of time for miniatures but the school holidays couldn't pass without spending time with grandkids making something for their projects.  

No.3 grandson requested a paper towel holder for his kitchen.

No.2 grandson made a trash to treasure planter box for his stable a while ago, 
he has painted it and planted some of my dodgy flowers. 

I'm sure the horse will find them appetising
even though they look like they came from another planet ;)

my own pottering with paperclay.
That's a trotting pole in front of the planter.

The flowers were a kit from