It's arrived! Yarn #8 is finally in the shops - and look at page 5! Thanks Barb!
Here's where I'm up to on my latest painting ... bit stumped as to how to get the cables to look good, with the right amount of detail (some, but not too much) - so will just look and think about it for a few days to figure out the solution. Also need to paint the needles. Don't want to screw it up at this stage!
As you can see we're very close to moving (it's been a damned long wait!) - getting very sick of the boxes. 10 sleeps til we get the keys and the guys with the moving van show up! HUGE amount of work to do before then ...
It will be good to move out of here - this place has no insulation, is an oven and freezer in the wrong seasons (ie hot in summer, cold in winter), is too small for us, one small bathroom, tiny bedrooms, no garage, and an awful driveway.
I will really really miss this view, from the dining room, where I paint (and we have meals, on occasion ;)
Isn't it lush? I just love it. Jasmine, camellias, gum trees, green bushy things (I'm not a natural gardener, can you tell?). The whole room is bathed in afternoon sunshine every day ...
Our new place is much bigger and better, but not much garden to speak of... The potted lemon tree and daphne bush are coming with us, that will help a little. But - - still - - sigh.