My Zen Summer

As you may know, I have some health challenges
that make miniatures a bit difficult from time to time.
That, together with a long hot summer where I live,
that started in September and isn't over yet,
has meant virtually no miniatures for 6 months.
It was still 28 degrees C here at 10.00pm last night!!!
Having lived in many places
from 4 degrees South of the Equator
to the Roaring Forties, 40 degrees South (of course)
I can say without doubt that I'd rather
frost than humidity!

Summer Downunder.
Enter Zen Crochet
I think it keeps me sane,
some might disagree :)

Anyway, just to let you know I'm still above the grass,
some pics of what I've been up to lately.

RL Crochet.
144 of these squares altogether.
What will these squares turn into?
They clash a bit, all together like this, don't they?
(beginning to doubt my sanity a bit by this stage)

What else did I do this summer?
Fostered guinea pigs for a rescue just after Christmas
for a short time till their Forever Home was found.
This is Ned enjoying a chin scratch.
And here is Neds little friend Noel,
a very relaxed little chubby baby.
These two boys were adorable and if I'd know what
the near future held for us they would have stayed.

More of those squares.  Looking a bit more respectable?
Any ideas?

No, this isn't it.
This is zen rug no.1
Soft, gentle colours,
a light bed topper for my M-I-L to use when she visits.

This isn't it either.
Zen rug no.2
Christmas gift for M-I-L to brighten her bed at aged care home.

A new family member adopted from the rescue.
He's a Red Agouti, his name is Noddy :)
Young Alf became very depressed
when our beloved elderly piggie Cheryl passed on
in February so we thought he should have a friend.
Nod and Alf, free range kitchen dwelling piggies!
 Munching dandelions, about their most favourite food!

Chilling on the grass in their outdoor playpen.
Full tummies, time to do some sun bathing
and gather their energy to boss me around
when they get back indoors.
Guinea Pigs are about the most egocentric,
bossy and gorgeous little pets you could wish for.
When I get home with groceries
the dogs check the bags to make sure
I've bought kangaroo meat for them
and the piggies make a bee line for the vegetable bag!
My own fault that celery and lettuce was pruned,
and unfit for humans,
by the time I'd finished answering the phone :)

Ok, those bright squares.
Another four rows before the border goes on.
This one has been claimed by my other half.

I had hoped my wool stash would be
somewhat depleted by all this crochet
but it seems the more I do the more the stash stays the same!

So that has been the story of my summer.
Perhaps winter will bring back
my miniature mojo.

I want to say thanks to all you lovely bloggers
 whose posts have gladdened my days,
bless you for sharing your creations!