I don't have fireflies in my garden - which is a shame... only cats, bees, a dog and the odd dragonfly!! So please settle down with a cuppa, put your feet up and enjoy!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Old Mac Noni had a farm......

Video games ruined my life. (Good thing I have two more.)
~ Author Unknown ~

Yep, that's my new song - Old Mac Noni..... I am now a farmer!  Well sort of....
My "Farmville 2" Farm
No, as you can see I am not a real farmer.... I'm just a virtual farmer!  A virtual farm is probably the only farm that I could safely run! If it was a real farm everything would be dead after a week!!!  "Farmville 2" would have to be the most addictive game I have come across in some time!  It is always a case of one minute more or ten minutes more while my sheep is growing wool or while my jacket is crafting.....  Ten minutes becomes an hour almost before you know it!

So yes, while Hubby and I have been quietly achieving with our farms over the last couple of weeks not much else has been done.  No blog posting or blog reading, no stitching and virtually no Facebook news....  I blame the weather! It has been quite cold and overcast lately as winter rolls in and that type of weather just makes me want to curl up on the couch in front of the fire and vegetate!  The photos below were taken from our front yard last Monday morning around 8am. The misty, foggy cloud lasted for about another hour or so after I took the photo before the sun finally managed to break through.

View down the street on Monday 2 June 2014
View down the street the other way on Monday 2 June 2014
I must admit that my inactivity is not just all about the weather.  Since Easter I have been back to working 5 days a week and I am finding it a bit challenging some weeks!  Fingers crossed it is only a short term thing as I do miss my Fridays off... that was the day when I would get most of my stitching done!  We are currently in middle of some re-organisation at work and my boss is currently Acting Managing Director... which means I am supporting him in his new role as well as continuing to do my original role. Hence, the five days a week and the brain fade every night..... which is where Farmville 2 comes in.... it is about the only level of activity that my poor old body and brain can handle!!!  But I am not complaining really.... I am very blessed that I have a job and the extra $$'s from the extended working hours never go astray!  Hence the stash building I have started doing by adding to my collection of Nora Corbett Mira charts!! :o)

Now onto some stitching updates......

My TUSAL photo for May was taken outside last Sunday a couple of hours after the fog lifted when we finally had some absolutely glorious warm sun!  I always feel energised by the sun during winter... I think I must be solar powered as when there is no sun my batteries really run down - summer is definitely my best season!

TUSAL May 2014
My stitching since the last TUSAL report has been all about Lizzie Kate's "Jingles".... up until 2 weeks ago when I found Farmville 2 any way.  So the new ORT's in jar are all whites and reds with a little bit of blue tossed in for good measure!

Now for those of you, like the lovely Rita, who are waiting for a "Jingles" update - sorry but I am going to make you wait til tomorrow :o) - after all my pig has just finished rolling around in the mud and I need the clay to make an ale mug and sell it to the Trader before time runs out!

So, that's it for another monthly ORT report.  Don't forget if you would like to sign up and join in the fun for the last half of this year, then pop on over to Daffycat's blog and leave a comment saying that you're in and start collecting your ORT's!  Even if you don't want to collect your ORT's, you will find links to some great blogs that you can read to while away the hours!!

The next 2014 ORT report will be ready for publication on or around 27th June 2014.  (Gosh that will mark the end of the first six months of the year!)

New Moons - 2014
27th June
26th July
25th August
23rd September
23rd October
22nd November
21st December

Til next time happy stitching!

"Bee" happy and keep stitching!
Hugs, Stitching Noni xx


stitchersanon said...

I suspect Farmville is much nicer sometimes than really having a farm/small holding. Speaking as someone who has just been chased by their grumpy gander, I speak from the heart rofl xxxxx

Vickie said...

Well, now we know where you have been!

butterfly said...

I think a few of my friends are playing on these games , If I start i would be on for ever , have fun .

cucki said...

It's sound so much fun :)
Lovely orts..
Big hugs x

Thoeria said...

Lol Noni.......I know the evils of FarmVille :D Was not aware that there was a 2 as well!! I stopped playing a while back.....but have been seduced back to the arms of virtual farming by Hay Day

Annette said...

Where do you play that farm village??
I Just started smurf village om my tablet But the Android version has many mistakes. It hasnt change since I tryed it a year ago.

Omg your street.
Have a great month. Try to relax with al that working. But indeed. Soon you can buy more stash. Thats the only good thing about it

Kaisievic said...

Great ORTS!

Kaisievic said...

I love the fog, as you know - so eerie!

♥ Nia said...

Games... Tell me about it... I'm still playing smurfs Village even with a newborn at home :p hehehe not as often but when I have the chance :)
Nora corbett collection? Tell me more about that :) I've stitched Bluebell fairy and I would love to stitch more... But my gorjuss girls came across heheheh i have two more to stitch for my wall, maybe after I will stitch another NC fairy :)

Kaisievic said...

Love the fog photos, I adore foggy days. I know what you mean about working full time, I wish I only worked 3 or 4 days a week, imagine the stitching I would get done!