Friday, April 17, 2009

I've got mail, and a crazy crafty garden

The gorgeous Calidore from Swan Hill, sent me this lovely scarf, and very special post card.  Wasn't I lucky!!  I will be wearing that to school Catherine, THANK YOU!
. . . and then all the way from the UK came this lovely plump chicken with 4 little chicks, right on Easter time.  Thanks Melanie, and a lovely letter too.  Great week for post . . .
I even got an old fashioned "snail mail" letter from my mum, and a neck warmer/headband that she had knitted me.  It was on the table somewhere - it was pretty messy up there B4 I had a tidy up today.  In the middle of all the industrious tidy up of the sewing room, I snuck out the front and decided to make my new rose garden.  I had such success with my new garden bed out the back last week, that I thought I should keep up the momentum.
Does this look like a crafty garden or what!  . . . hmmm I will post an "after" shot, as it looks fantastic all planted up.  I'm sure the neighbours thought - "what is that eccentric woman over the road up to now??"
Yesterday I had an afternoon out sewing with a friend who taught me how to do these
I was very proud of myself.

19 comments:

Calidore said...

Ohh weren't you spoilt...vbg. All those lovely gifts. So glad you liked the scarf - hopefully it will keep you warm on those chilly days Ballarat is famous for. Love the patchwork garden. I generally use the hose but I might have to rethink how I mark out a bed - you way is so much prettier...vbg. As for the quilting - WOW - I'm so impressed. So should I come and visit so you can give me lessons????

Enjoy the rest of the holidays and the time in your sewing room.

Julie said...

Oooo lots of lovely presents.
Now.........I think I'm with the neighbours on this one...............only joking, your garden will look lovely out your door, like Calidore I usually use the hose or string on a stick for my circular garden.

Chookyblue...... said...

goodluck with the new garden..............and lovely presents.........wished I had a friend to show me how to do that block down the bottom........

CurlyPops said...

That scarf is gorgeous!
What were you up to out in the front garden?

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Looks like you are enjoying your holidays! Love your New York Beauty block - it looks really effective.

bennie and patsy said...

That block looks hard to do.
Like the hen and baby chicks.
Patsy

Lizzie said...

Wow, would you look at those points, I can feel myself turning green as I type!! Have a good weekend Annie.

Jenny said...

I would be pleased with myself too!! That new quilting block looks very tricky and very amazing-you did a great job and i love the fabrics you chose. Your did get a lot of lovely post. Snail mail is THE best-especially if it is from your mum! That is a great way to start up a new garden bed-can't wait to see what roses you will plant

Maree said...

Nice Goodies you got there...Interesting Concept with the Garden Plans..lol...OOHH I so Love your New Block...Gorgeous Points..Well Done...Lovely Fabrics...will there be More.??
cheers

handmaiden said...

I love those easter chicks, great timing

rachelmp said...

Lucky you Annie! Your blocks look fantastic too

Muddling Through said...

Wow! No wonder you're proud of yourself. Those are gorgeous! And goodies in the mail - double yay!

Guðrún said...

Oh yes this is a crafty garden.

Winifred said...

My those points in that star are brilliant. I find points really difficult in sewing.

Lovely scarf and pressies.

Leanne said...

Wonderful blogging goodness.

our shabby cottage said...

Lucky gals - those scarves are wonderful! And that block is AMAZING Annie!

Jean said...

O.K. I'll bite... what are you doing with fabric on the lawn? Just nosey I suppose... but then again, maybe I'm just missing out on something! Remember when you were a kid and your mom would say... I suppose if you saw so and so doing it you would do it too! Yep.... that's me! At least now that I'm older! Just kidding... let us in on what's up!

May Kristin said...

You must have a very nice mailman!!
Lucky you! Enjoy!
Look forward to see your rosegarden.
I simply love that block! Great work.

Carrie P. said...

The chicken and chicks are so cute. Your block is fantastic.