Friday, March 5, 2010

Raising a raucous laughter on a rainy day

It has been grey for what seems like an eternity. In reality it has probably been only 2 weeks. Even so, that is a long time to be grey. And drizzly, and absolutely dumping down with rain. Yes, after months of wishing for rain because the tanks are dry, we got our wish. It has been raining overtime. The tanks are full. The gardens are sloshy. The damp is rising into the house. Yik! As usual, the weather here in Queensland seems to be overdoing it. Although I am fine, high and dry here in my highest wooden house, others aren’t so lucky. After years of drought in some regions here, the residents are now dealing with floods. But, not to be despondent, I have been working with loads of colour on cheery things. At the end of the felting frenzy I have created a very cheerful and happy cat. It’s a teacosy. No, really. It is. If you pull the tail off and shove your hand between the front legs to grab the handle you can pour. My brother nearly fell off his chair laughing when I showed him. I won’t tell you what he said. In hindsight this may not have been the best design element, however, in its defense: it certainly brought some joy into the room on this miserable rainy day.