Sunday, April 10, 2011

A New Book - YIPPPPEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nikki's book is here. I've been longing to see the finished product, as I have been following her progress with this most exciting project. I was so excited last week when I got this copy in the post. I was lucky enough to be a pattern tester for a few of Nikki's patterns. She is the "master" of bag patterns, and is very adventurous with clothing. The skirt in this book just makes me want to rush into the sewing room and cut one out. It is GORGEOUS! Thanks SO MUCH Nikki. I hear a rumour that it will be available for sale at the Quilt Convention next week in Melbourne, or you can get your own copy over here right now. A fabulous book and great addition to any crafters library.
We're having REAL AUTUMN type weather at the moment. I'm loving the changing colour in the gardens, both mine, and all over town. I'm officially on holidays now for 2 glorious weeks, so I am intending on sharing my time between the garden and the sewing room.
Now, if you use pea straw in your garden, and don't tend to get to all your garden jobs perhaps as often as you should, like me, you will be rewarded with these beautiful pea flowers.
I have them popping up all over the place, and am loving them.
This hydrangea is making one last "hurrah", before it's time for a winter sleep.


Jenny said...

I am sure that book of Nikki's will be fabulous and very inspiring. Your pea flowers look like they are happy in your garden. Have a soothing sleep in tomorrow:)

Diane said...

Annie, it's so interesting that you are having your 'autumn' things happening while we, in Canada, are having our 'spring' things happening! Your photos are lovely.

Thank you so much for adding my blog to your list and for leaving me a comment!


Diane said...

PS - I love the mosaic in your blog's header. It seems that it's showing all the things you love, in one group of images.

aracne said...

Your Hydrangeas are superb, enjoy your holidays, I am sure that you deserve them.
Happy sewing!

Erica said...

The tree there looks properly Autumnal; a great time of year for colour, but I much prefer the Spring as our British Winters have been very harsh this last couple of years. Loving those little pea flowers too. What is pea straw?

Val said...

Hi Annie, The book looks great. I need to get into some clothes sewing again. Your garden is lovely. The pea flowers are a fabulous colour. Enjoy your 2 weeks off :)

Faeryfay said...

Hi Annie, that book looks fabulous! I just love your flowers! The hydrangea is gorgeous! I'm also loving the colours of Autumn!:-)

Susan said...

Isn't that nice, getting an added bonus of pea flowers!
Nikki's book sounds very interesting :D)

Corrie said...

oh your garden is so pretty!!!!