Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Meet The Monster

Hello again, and my apologies for being absent.  I have been really busy with other things, and seem to have totally lost my mojo this month.  I am back to watering the garden for my neighbour, and will be doing that for about three months.  I have been knitting, and will have some to share soon, but at the moment, I'm contemplating how I'm going to come to grips with the above piece of machinery!!  This is my husband's idea of the ride-on mower I hinted about.  I would have been satisfied with something much smaller, but this is what I have to learn to use.  I have to tell you I am not comfortable with machinery most of the time, and all these levers, etc, are making me a little apprehensive.  I am watering the lawn, it is growing slowly and greening up, so I won't be able to put off the 'lesson' for too much longer................LOL.........wish me luck.

And, just so it's a little more comfy, I made a custom fit seat cover for it on the weekend.  I used a remnant of camel coloured polar fleece that has been in my cupboard for a number of years.  It's lovely and soft to sit on, and should soak up some of the perspiration that will be inevitable at mowing time.

Thank you to all who have been keeping in touch with me.  I am still around, but have not had anything to blog about, apart from partly finished knitting.  I'm typing this and watching two pale headed rosellas at the drinking station.  They are staring down some other smaller birds, and will not yield.  It appears they think the water is for their use only.  One has just backed itself down into the water, whilst holding onto the side of the old dish - it's an old deep fryer from way back...........  It is so funny watching the birds having their bath in it, especially the magpies!!!

I should be back in a few days to share a piece of fine lace knitting. 


Anneliese said...

HI Linda, so this monster will occupy you in the coming weeks. Do learn it, it will be easier for you sitting on it and moreover on a comfortable cushion. Machines are not only for men!!
Nice that you manage again to be "on-blog".

DIAN said...

Oh Linda, I would be scared of that piece of machinery too. I do like power tools but I think this one is a bit extreme.

I would love to see some pics of those birds. We don't have those ones here.

It will be good to see your knitting. I admire that sort of work although I would never take it on.

Thanks for the chat today. It is always so good to talk to you. I hope your mojo returns with the spring.

katherine macwin said...

wow wish i had more lawn lol.
i hope your family are coping ok now and also hope that you find that mojo soon.

Jen said...

HI! Linda, Yeah you are back, Wow what a mower ,It should save you some time.hope it isn't hard to learn. Look foreward to seeing your knitting projects.Keep looking for your mojo!

Wanda Maria Roszak said...

Hallo you Linda,
Your vacation must be at least once a year, but already you are with us, and it's ok!
Have a wonderful means of transportation, it is beautiful, none Monster, I would like to go on like this. Once I was riding on another field, it was even cool.
Linda, here I would advise you to fasten belts well, because you not fallen, but overall a beautiful machine that helps in many works, and it's very important for you.
Check out his life quietly and slowly show your talent art
Thank you for the nice words on my blog, we are friends for years, take care of yourself,
many hugs ..........
warm greetings,

Juliettecherry said...

Hi Linda, good to see you back. Looking forward to seeing your new knitting. Yes, the machine looks scary but also very useful,some things scare me too (rotary cutter, hedge trimmer,and .....would you believe it? frogs!)

Frances Leate said...

I am like you Linda and hate machinery so good luck with "the monster" however I am sure it will end up a good friend in time. Take care.

Sandy said...

Glad to hear you're still around. Watering does take up a lot of time. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

Radka said...

What can I say, Linda? This machine would cut my garden in one trip, without turning around (that is if it would get through the gate) LOL! Good luck with it, rather you then me :-))
Good to see you blogging again.

Jenny said...

Welcome back to blogging Linda. Surely that little mower cant be much worse than a car. Good luch with it & I hope it makes the job easeir for you.

Soonymary said...

lace knitting....looking forward to seeing it! I don't know how to operate our ride on but I guess I really should learn in case I need to use it one day lol.
Hope your mojo returns soon.