Monday, 4 February 2019

FNWF and a Lucky Find

It's been a bit damp here with monsoonal rains so staying in and stitching has been a plus.  Friday night I joined with other ladies  and our lovely hostess Cheryll for our monthly Friday Night with Friends.
https://stitchingcubbyhole.blogspot.com/2019/01/fnwf.html

But before I share, I have some good news......I got a phone call last Tuesday from our local council.....someone had handed in my beautiful girl to the pound!  

It was hard at the start as Milo had forgotten who she was and she was just an 'intruder' to him...she smelt 'funny' and he was not impressed.   It took a few days but now they are the best of friends again.  Mocha has been seen by the vet who said she had been looked after well so after just over a month, they decided she wasn't keen to stay with them and wanted to come home.  All I can say is thank God for microchipping...that's how they found who she belonged to as she had lost her collar, who knows when?

Told you 2019 was going to be an awesome year!
This wet weather has given me lots of catch up time so Friday night for me began early.  I managed to catch up on the second last block of Foxley Village.

I'm keen to put this one together with only one block to go.    I also put my hand up to join the 'Bloom quilt sew-a-long' with Chez.

 I was a bit behind but managed to get the first two blocks prepped and stitched down as well.

Some more progress on "It Takes Two"....
...and even a hexi for our group swap.....
All in all, quite a productive Friday I think! 
The week saw some treacherous weather in our parts with the monsoon hovering over our area and flooding a nearby city so much so that the dam had to release water at 8pm last night so its banks did not burst.  The timing coincided with the tides so the impact would be as 'minimal' as possible, however this put its residents at risk and with around 2000 megalitres pumping out per second *eek* about 20000 homes were flooded. Today is predicted for more rains and already the area has been tagged as having a 1 in 100 year event that is the second largest flood in Australia's history. You can see some of the devastation HERE and HERE.  And here is a photo from the end of our street.  
You can see the block flooding and the drain is just about at its limit.  But we are nowhere near the devastation Townsville has encountered.  They have had around 2000mm of rain in the past week whereas we (about 80km south) have had about 1000mm  It's predicted we'll get another 1500mm in the next 10 days...we're hoping and praying not, but time will tell.  Mr B had to 'relocate' this Eastern Brown snake who managed to sneak in under our back door and take refuge in our lounge room!  I can tell you we've both never moved so fast in all our lives as these are in the group of  most dangerous of all snakes in Australia, if not, the world!  
Talk about freak out!  This one was a juvenile and about 3 ft long but mighty fast!  We locked the cats in the bedroom and did what we had to do.  Needless to say, there are multiple towels piled up against the back door, hopefully sealing it from unwelcome visitors.

Don't forget to go and see what other friends got up to as there are some beautiful crafty people in our groups.

for now, I'm sending big sugary hugs and loads of love and thanks xox   :o)

20 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that would be scary having one of those snakes get in your house - I would be putting things in front of the door too to make sure no more could get in. I hope your house will not be flooded.
Love your applique and so glad your cat is back home with you!!

Karen's Korner said...

My worst fear....a snake in the house!!!!!! Beautiful blocks and glad to hear that puss is back home safe and sound.

retdairyqueen said...

BRAVE MAN XX Stay safe xx

Anorina Morris said...

I'm pleased to see that Mocha is home safe n sound. Wow that's brave, holding onto any snake, much less an Eastern Brown. Fingers crossed for no more unwelcome visitors.

Your blocks are all looking lovely and I am in love with your bloom blocks. Lori Holt always has the coolest patterns.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Some lovely news Wendy about your wandering kitty. You are making great progress on some beautiful projects! As the song says ...the weather outside is FRIGHTFUL! 3 cheers for Mr. B. I would have more than panicked! Yikes! I hope you get a reprieve from all than rain and water. Stay safe....Thinking of you xx

Helen said...

My goodness so much going on where you live....great projects and glad your baby is home safe and sound.....nasty snake too.

Fiona said...

keep safe.. thinking of you...
Hugz

Susan said...

Glad you were able to deal with the unwelcome visitor.....no fun!
Take care

Susie Hoover said...

If that snake is as dangerous as you say, what the heck is your guy doing catching it!!!???!!! Mighty brave!!!

Your Foxley blocks look fabulous and I'm so happy to see you joining us Bloomers!!!! Aren't they fun? Loving your fussy cut flowers ... gorgeous! :)

Jeanette said...

Glad you little kitty is back home safe & sound Wendy. Glad you are safe & sound. Mr B is sure brave holding onto that snake. Love your projects. Hugs,xx

Cheryll said...

You certainly made a huge start to 2019... except for the snake that is...
Glad you have your "friend" back home too... xox

Maria said...

I'm delighted your beautiful cat was returned,sure is a great start to your year....
You were very busy working on all your beautiful projects...
Oh no. Mr B was brave catching and removing the snake.. You need a rubber strip on the bottom of the door....

Lin said...

Lots of lovely work there Wendy. I love the Foxly village and am enjoying seeing different versions of Bloom. So awful about the flooding. xx

Karen said...

Your fussy cuts on the Bloom blocks are creative and inspiring.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Wonderful news about Mocha. :-)
Love all your blocks...so productive! Blossom's father-in-law has a leak in the ceiling from all this monsoon rain but they can't get up in there yet due to the snakes they know are in the roof.
Please God, shift this monsoon out to sea. I never want to see this weather again.
hugs
Jen
xxx

Ellie Mork said...

What a great start to 2019 - your cats look quite content and happy now. Your work looks beautiful, love the blocks you have made up :)

Maria said...

Just checking in to see if it's FNSI this week Feb 15th ?????
Was going to post it ???

Christine M said...

How wonderful to have Mocha back home again. All your blocks are looking lovely. That would have been so scary seeing the snake inside. Our young Rex let us know there was a snake outside a couple of weeks ago. It was about 10pm and not that hot. It was a black snake probably just over 5 foot! He was a good boy and didn't go too close, just let us know the snake was there. That was our third one this month. See you tonight Wendy! xx

الرحمه للتنظيف said...


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الرحمه للتنظيف said...


شركة المثالية للتنظيف

شركة المثالية توفر علي ربة المنزل عناء التنظيف، والمواظبة علية بإستمرار، خصوصا وأن ربة المنزل الآن يكون عليها مهام كثيرة شاقة ولا يكون لديها مساحة من الوقت للقيام بمهام التنظيف، وليس فقط التنظيف هي من مهام الشركة بل أن الشركة أيضاً تُقدم مجموعة مُختلفة من الخدمات الأخرى التي تخدم راحة عُملائها، بالإضافة إلي تقديم مُستوي عالي من الكفاءة في تنفيذ الخدمة. خدمات شركة المثالية: ولأن شركة المثالية تقوم علي راحة عُملائها في تقوم بتوفر مجموعة مُختلفة من الخدمات مثل: • تنظيف الستائر. • تنظيف المفروشات. • تنظيف السجاد والموكيت. • تنظيف الكنب. • تنظيف المجالس. • مُكافحة الحشرات. • رش مُبيدات. • تسليك مجاري. حيثُ أن لدينا مجموعة من أكفأ العمُال والأيدي العاملة، بالإضافة إلي اننا يوجد ليدنا أحدث أنواع الأجهزة والماكينات التي تُساعدنا في عملنا، بالإضافة إلي أن المساحيق المُستخدمة في عمليات التنظيف نقوم بإستيرادها من الخارج، وهي مُصرحة من وزارة الصحة ولا ضرر عليها. كما أن شركة المثالية تستقبل تليفونات عُملائها علي المدار اليوم لإستقبال طباتهم وإستفسارتهم بإستمرار. عزيزي العميل نُحاول أن نوفر لك جميع ما تحتاج إلية، علاوة علي ان أسعارنا لا تقبل المُنافسة.