After my spot of gardening on the weekend, I now have a lovely spot to sit in my garden surrounded by plants and watch my chooks and contemplate life with my cup of tea! I just have to imagine the lovely crab apple tree behind the seat that will one day grow stong and beautiful and fulfill my vision.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
I have filled one of my felted baskets with balls of wall - I am now experimenting with smaller hooks to see what happens.
After a good deal of inside sewing time, I put on my gardening boots and outside I went. I had a lovely time moving plants about as I have just finished extending all my garden beds to make room for planting. I cut back my salvias right to the ground ready for a Spring flush and found some plants that had been hidden by larger growing species. I am loving all the bulbs at the moment. They are so happy and such promise of Spring time. When I got home on Friday night I did all the washing and a "white tornado" on the house work so I could bask in my passions for the whole weekend. I even went out and picked some beautiful jonquils and filled a vase.
I just love being home.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
And yes, I have finally started my Chocolate Lollypop cushion for the competition at Ballarat Patchwork due the end of August. I seem to work best under pressure!
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
In the middle of Mondayitus my beautiful friend Jodie came to my classroom door and delivered my very special belated birthday present which I'm sure some of you have seen in the making. I was SO excited to finally see it and give it a cuddle. It now has pride of place on my crafting couch and is something I will treasure forever. Thanks Jodie xo
I am so lucky to have like minded friends at work and at play. It is indeed a "wonderful wonderful life!" Not only the magnificent cushion, but a beautifully hand made card as well. Probably a good day for a little spoiling of me, as I was feeling a little down.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
I have joined The Pay it Forward Exchange over at Jodie's blog . Here is how it works
"I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange! I don't know what that gift will be yet, and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week...LOL... but you will receive it within 365 days, that's a promise! and it will be something yummy!! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog ..."
So there you go - first three to make the same promise are my prizewinners - Couldn't be easier.
Saturday, August 4, 2007
A VERY easy idea and so quick. There really wasn't much preparation needed for this party, as the boys have basically entertained themselves. Most of them are now (finally) quietly watching DVD's, but the other 1/2 are still rauchious.
A few snacks, and some party pies for tea on Pre-Teen request, and a couple of bottles of sauce. Pretty easy party really, but just the noise..... For an activity, Ric Rac lent me her Flossy, and the boys all loved experimenting in the kitchen earlier in the afternoon.
I will be glad to sink into my bed tonight and wave them all off in the morning ..... that is after pancakes for breakfast on Pre-Teen request!