amidst dust storms - although if that's the most of our natural trials that's looking like peanuts this week in comparison to near neighbours - and Trevor's lament: "remember the days when you used to do housework?" I have been gearing up for a busy few months of markets ahead - the usual portside and handmade expo monthlies, my first Mathilda, my first BrisStyle indie, and one other next week-end at Milton State School. Portside is sounding us out about a twilight gig as well in December, which does sound nice. I would have liked to participate at Mitchelton in their twilight market, but that week-end in December is already full on. New work has been mainly dresses for small girls as they seem to be very much in demand, and today I must make up half a dozen small hats. But with Christmas racing up I should also do a few specials - aprons, skirts and so on. To work!